Don’t wait until summer to explore Chenango County! Our area’s rolling hills and picturesque valleys dotted with charming downtowns entice visitors year round, no matter the weather. From hiking through fresh snow, to snowmobiling on the largest network of managed trails in New York State, to shopping, dining and holiday celebrations, Chenango County welcomes you for the perfect winter getaway destination.
Looking for a quiet weekend to watch the snow fall? Cozy getaways abound in Chenango County’s quaint towns and villages. Just a few hours from NYC, the village of Greene offers bed-and-breakfast inns with beautiful views and abundant history. Stay at the 1810 Juliand House for their delicious breakfasts and comfortable guest rooms — the perfect place to curl up with a book and mug of cocoa during a snowy winter weekend. Should you venture out, look for treasures at Brookside Antiques, try the wines at Black Bear Winery, and finish your day with dinner at the Silo Restaurant.
If hiking, cross country skiing, or watching for winter wildlife excite you this season, Rogers Environmental Center in Sherburne is a great place to explore. With over six miles of trails winding through 600 acres of nature preserve, plus a comprehensive visitors center, Rogers Center offers plenty of activities for adults and children alike. After a long hike, head over to Lewis’s Restaurant to warm up or treat yourself to Gilligan’s famous homemade ice cream, both on Main Street in Sherburne. Other nearby hiking and winter recreation spots worth your visit include Bowman Lake State Park and Pharsalia State Forest.
More adventurous visitors to Chenango County can take advantage of the extensive network of managed snowmobile trails that crisscross the county. Several snowmobiling clubs, including BC Sno Riders, Shasta Snowmobiling Club, and Trail Hounds, invite locals and travelers to enjoy the excitement and beauty of the area on snowmobiles. Follow up your day on the trails with a visit to The Stadium in Oxford, to have a delicious burger, a pint of beer, and take in a basketball game on one of their many screens.
Shopping is an activity that can be enjoyed in any temperature, and Chenango County is home to many independent retailers that offer treasures you can’t find anywhere else. Downtown Norwich is decked with lights and garlands every holiday season for a festive shopping atmosphere. Take a stroll down Broad Street to visit the artisans of Made In Chenango or The Artist’s Palette. Discover specialty confections and handmade chocolates at The Parson’s Daughter, just across from West Park. Season’s Fine Gifts and Chasing Quinn offer housewares and special gifts to remind you of your visit. Cap off your shopping trip with dinner and drinks at The Wild Owl Café, and finish the night with a show at the Chenango Arts Council or Colonia Theatre.
Make Chenango County your destination this winter. We welcome visitors from near and far to enjoy the area’s unhurried pace, natural wonders, and unique charms. Plan your visit today.