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Here is your ultimate guide for exploring Oswego County, New York, thanks to input from our tourism staff and local experts, including outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, foodies, travelers and more!

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tailwater lodge & spa in upstate new york offers unique amenities for every guest
March 07, 2024

tailwater lodge & spa in upstate new york offers unique amenities for every guest

Over the river and through the woods you’ll find one of the best hotel resorts along the Salmon River. Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY knows its audience and caters to it in every way possible. Fishermen, spa guests, families, and large groups can all find the services and amenities they desire at the hotel.

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Eight Fast Facts for the Upcoming April 8 Great American Eclipse
February 05, 2024

Eight Fast Facts for the Upcoming April 8 Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse will take place on April 8. The county is uniquely situated to experience the event’s totality, with three minutes and 30 seconds of darkness in the middle of the afternoon.

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Anglers Are Out Chasing Steelhead in Oswego County’s Tributary Streams
February 02, 2024

Anglers Are Out Chasing Steelhead in Oswego County’s Tributary Streams

Now that the holidays are over and the winter doldrums have set in, anglers in many areas have accepted the long hibernation until spring. Meanwhile, anglers in Oswego County are busy enjoying themselves chasing steelhead in the many tributaries that empty into Lake Ontario.

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Sandy Pond on Ice
February 01, 2024

Sandy Pond on Ice

You seldom hear Lake Ontario and ice-fishing in the same breath. That’s because you can’t trust the wind out there. Even during the most severe winters, when the lake is entombed in white for as far as the eye can see, the ice is brittle at best and all it would take is a Canadian Sandy Pond on Ice

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Late Season Hunting in Oswego County
January 18, 2024

Late Season Hunting in Oswego County

Oswego County crosses the line. It’s one of only six counties in New York that boasts territory—in almost equal measure—in the state’s northern and southern zones. While that may seem inconsequential, it plays a big role in game populations.

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Top 3 Family-Friendly Things To Do In Oswego
January 11, 2024

Top 3 Family-Friendly Things To Do In Oswego

One of the things I love most about my life is being an aunt to so many wonderful nieces and nephews. Both those who are blood relatives and those who are the children of my closest friends. I want to share my love of travel with them all. So, I recently planned a weekend trip Top 3 Family-Friendly Things To Do In Oswego

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Oswego County’s Secret to the Booming Fishing Industry: The Salmon River Fish Hatchery
December 19, 2023

Oswego County’s Secret to the Booming Fishing Industry: The Salmon River Fish Hatchery

All in all, I strongly recommend checking out the Salmon River Fish Hatchery if you are at all interested in fishing. The open house offered an informational yet interesting experience and tour, with complimentary food afterwards. Even being someone who isn’t interested in fishing, I learned a lot and made some really cool memories.

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Last Chance Big Game
December 01, 2023

Last Chance Big Game

Deer are easiest to get on opening day, especially in the morning. Returning to the woods after feeding all night in the fields, they’re suddenly ambushed by legions of hunters who weren’t there the night before—or all year, for that matter.

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Oswego’s Happy Hunting Grounds
November 16, 2023

Oswego’s Happy Hunting Grounds

Oswego County boasts a reputation as one of the world’s premier fishing destinations. Its claims to fame include Oneida Lake, the walleye capital of the Northeast, and the Salmon River, the best salmonid stream in the Northeast, and source of the world record coho salmon; a species native to the Pacific Ocean, no less.

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Wondering where to get brunch in Oswego County? This list has you covered.
November 16, 2023

Wondering where to get brunch in Oswego County? This list has you covered.

As the days get colder and the nights grow longer, we need comfort food more than ever. So with today’s first snow of the season, it seems like the perfect time to search for new brunch places. Since I’ve already covered the brunch places in Syracuse, it’s time to head a little further north. This time we’re taking a look at Fulton, Phoenix, and other places to enjoy brunch in Oswego County.

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