Berry Hill Gardens Bed and Breakfast, Bainbridge, NY
242 Ward Loomis Road
Bainbridge, New York (NY) 13733
 

Area Attractions

Sports:

Golf

Berry Hill Gardens is an ideal location to enjoy the area golf courses. We are from 10 to 20 minutes from great golf courses.

Afton Golf Club Afton, NY www.aftongolf.com  1-800-238-6618
The 18-hole "Afton" course at the Afton Golf Club facility in Afton, New York features 6,250 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69 and it has a slope rating of 118.

Bluestone Golf Course Oxford, NY (607) 843-8352
The 18-hole "Blue Stone" course at the Blue Stone Golf Course facility in Oxford, New York features 6,023 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 65.2 and it has a slope rating of 101

Canaswacta Country Club North Norwich, NY (607) 336-2685
The 18-hole "Canasawacta" course at the Canasawacta Golf & Country Club facility in Norwich, New York features 6,271 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 69.9 and it has a slope rating of 120 on Blue grass.

Genegantslet Golf Course Route 12 South of Greene, NY (607) 656-8191
The 18-hole "Genegantslet" course at the Genegantslet Golf Club facility in Greene, New York features 6,547 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 70.4 and it has a slope rating of 122. http://www.genegantsletgolfclub.com/.

Sundown Golf and Country Club Guilford, NY (607) 895-6888
The 9-hole "Sundown" course at the Sundown Golf & Country Club facility in Bainbridge, New York features 2,295 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34.

Canoe rentals

Enchanted Gardens -www.canoerental.net  
A great place to rent canoes. Take an excursion along the Susquehanna River through the homeland of the ancient Algonquins and the powerful Iroquois Nation.

Horseback riding

Pleasant Hill Stables www.pleasanthillstable.com 648 Pleasant Hill Rd, Port Crane, NY 607) 648-337
Located in the picturesque Catskill Mountains. Pleasant Hill Stables spans over 200 acres. About 20 minute drive from Berry Hill Gardens.

Hunting/trapping/fishing

Chenango County has some of the best deer hunting New York has to offer. Contact the Dept. of Environmental Conservation for permits, state land info. or rules & regulations. www.dec.state.ny.us

Finger Lakes Trail System

The Finger Lakes Trail www.fingerlakestrail.org
The Finger Lakes Trail is a beautiful "trail system", or network of footpaths, which runs continuously from east to west across New York State, spanning 14 counties for the main trail, and an additional 7 for the branch trails. Wallace D. Wood of Rochester, NY, first conceived of the footpath in 1961. He thought NY should have its own trail, after hiking in VT.

In 1962, the Trail system was built, and the Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC, a not-for-profit corporation) was organized to promote and maintain the FLT System. The main 562-mile Finger Lakes Trail connects the Catskill Mountains in the east with the Allegheny Mountains (at the PA-NY border) in the west, by passing through remote areas of the Southern Tier of New York State. Sixty trail sponsors, coordinated by the FLTC, volunteer to regularly manage and maintain trail segments. Hikers are encouraged by the FLTC (over time), to traverse the entire 562-mile trail from "End-to-End". This hiking 'adventure' appeals to backpackers, hiking clubs, scouts, families, or anyone who loves nature and the outdoors. You need not be a "professional" and anyone who can walk can participate. Trails are free, no toll booths or permits required. For starters, why not begin with a section of the trail a short hike from Berry Hill Gardens.

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

If Basketball is more your style, check out the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in July. "The Macker," held in Norwich, attracts basketball enthusiasts from ages seven to 64 each year. Teams have been known to come from as far away as North Carolina, Georgia and California, as well as from throughout Central New York. Main Street in Norwich is closed to traffic, and basketball courts and bleachers take center stage. You'll see special competitions and some of the wildest basketball playing around. Sponsored by the Norwich YMCA, this is truly a family event. Don't miss "The Macker."

Each Memorial Day weekend for the last 33 years, it's been an antique car lovers dream at the annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market held at the county fairgrounds in Norwich. Sponsored by Rolling Antiquers Old Car Club of Norwich, this show brings together hundreds of antique automobiles of all kinds. There are muscle cars, show cars, military vehicles, and foreign sports cards all in competition to see whose pride and joy is the best of the show.

In addition to the cars, the antiques and collectibles are on display for sale and for auction.

Unadilla Valley Sports Center

Motorcross and ATV racing. New Berlin, NY www.unadillamx.com National series and the Grand National Cross-Country (GNCC) series.

Parks

Bowman Lake State Park
Oxford, NY 13830. Phone: (607) 334-2718. This 660-acre park borders on 11,000 acres of state forestland. Swimming beach, fishing, paddleboats, rowboats (rentals); nature and hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and picnicking. Bowman Lake State Park is a remote sylvan retreat known as "a camper's paradise." There is a sandy lakefront for swimmers and sunbathers with several picnic areas nearby. The lake is regularly stocked with trout, and birdwatchers can spot as many as 103 species of birds. The park also has a nature center that stocks a self-guiding trail brochure for those who wish to stroll the nature trail around the lake. In winter, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers enjoy outstanding scenery on eight miles of designated trails. Open year round. A portion of the park is open for deer hunting during gun season.