The Villages at Turning Stone RV Park
Just a short shuttle ride from Turning Stone Resort Casino, The Villages at Turning Stone RV Park offers a wonderful array of activities and amenities for RV enthusiasts. The RV Park is a short shuttle ride from Turning Stone Resort Casino. The RV Park is located in Verona, New York which is 23.2 miles west of Utica. The RV Park has 175 sites. Each of the 175 paved sites includes full utility hookup and wireless internet service. The RV park features nature trails, a recreational area for bocce ball, horse shoes, tennis, basketball and volleyball and separate ponds for paddle boating and fishing. A heated pool and Jacuzzi are open daily from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. In addition to the beautiful surroundings of upstate New York, Turning Stone Casino Resort is equipped with a full array of amenities including the Tower Fitness Club, tennis, racquetball and five spectacular golf courses.
Green Lakes State Park
As with most state parks, the RV sites at Green Lakes State Park in Syracuse, New York, are spacious enough to maneuver your big rig into position without too much fuss and, as the name suggests, there are two uniquely colored clear green lakes at the park which are great for fishing and swimming. The park is far enough from the city to give you a beautiful starry nights-cape if you happen to be there in good weather, but also close enough to Syracuse to allow easy access to amenities. Being situated on the country side of town, there are fantastic hiking and biking trails right on the doorstep, as well as a golf course nestled between the green lakes. The graveled RV sites at Green Lakes State Park include basic hookups, and are mostly shaded with plenty of grass in between sites. There is a lot to see and do here, including a great beach and snack house at your disposal. Another special feature of the park is the 18-hole Green Lakes State Park Golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, where visitors can snowshoe in winter, and there are 15 miles of trails that cross-country skiers can use. RV facilities include electric, 50 amp.
Oneida Shores Park
Not five miles northeast of Clay is Oneida Shores Park, a peaceful oasis for both RVs and tent campers next to a sandy freshwater beach. Oneida Lake is the biggest inland lake in the state, and this park is equipped with a paved ramp with entries of varying sizes to accommodate virtually any size boat for convenient access. The venue is also close to other nearby wilderness preserves, such as the Cicero and Three Rivers State Game Management Areas. The site is home to the Arrowhead Lodge, a private space that features a fireplace, dining room, and full kitchen. Families and larger groups can also use one of six big picnic shelters on site for their own gatherings. Activities abound in the park no matter what the season, with kayaking and sports in the summer, and Nordic skiing in the winter. Relax and enjoy a lake-view campsite with both electrical and water hookups, picnic tables, grills, and facilities with hot showers.
The Salt Museum
Visiting a Salt Museum may seem like an odd choice but if you enjoy learning about local history, the Salt Museum may be your cup of tea. You will learn all about the industry that created the City of Syracuse and supplied the entire nation with salt! Visitors to the Salt Museum have the opportunity to explore the site of an original boiling block where brine (salt water) was turned into what was then considered one of the country's most precious commodities. You will see the actual kettles, wooden barrels and other equipment that were used in this fascinating process which came to an end in the 1920's. The museum, located on the shore of Onondaga Lake, is full of dynamic exhibits and artifacts. Constructed from timbers taken from actual salt warehouses, it provides an old time rustic experience during your visit. One of the cool things is that you will come away with a whole lot of knowledge about the history of the salt industry in the United States that you can use to entertain friends and family at your next cocktail party.
Ska?nonh - Great Law of Peace Center
On the placid shores of Onondaga Lake, not even 15 miles south of Clay, is a unique and breathtaking venue that is a heritage center, museum, and educational facility. Welcome to the Ska?nonh, Great Law of Peace Center. The name of the center means ?peace and wellness? in the local Onondaga language. The history of the indigenous nations of New York is preserved and presented here, told from the point of view of the Onondaga Nation. The name means ?people of the hills?, and the Onondaga are considered to be the spiritual and political center of the Haudenosaune (Iroquois) Nation. Interactive exhibits tell visitors about the history of the people in the region, their spiritual beliefs, and religious festivals. Permanent exhibits include the story of the Iroquois Nations and the devastation wrought by European contact. New exhibits include artistic interpretations of the Onondaga Lake Watershed, and an interpretive display about the Sainte Marie de Gannentaha, a Jesuit mission that stood on the shore of Onondaga Lake in the 1600s.