Nov 24 2020 12:11 | Updated Jan 02 2021 04:01
Located in Central New York, Chenango County has more state land for winter enjoyment and family fun than any place in New York, but the Adirondacks. The great outdoors is always open here and our County is home to interesting terrain and a wide variety of winter activities.
Gear up forr cross-country skiing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, fat biking and ice fishing in this area we call home.
Is winter fat biking your new winter sport? Winter fat biking has wide appeal, and it's starting to grow in Chenango. There are no special skills or training required, and youth and adults alike can participate in a fun sport that promotes outdoor fitness and adventure. The wooded countryside offers a variety of paths for you to follow as you enjoy this socially safe outdoor activity.
Fishing is one of our most popular outdoor activities in Chenango. In the winter, there are over 580 acres of public lakes and ponds that are available for your ice shanty, tip-up’s and ice fishing gear and the local’s might even share their favorite ice-fishing spots.
Free snowmobile maps are just one way we say ‘Welcome’ to the Chenango County trails, and snowmobilers rule this time of the year. The county’s snowmobile clubs spend hundreds of hours maintaining and grooming the trails for your riding pleasure. Hop on your sled for 150 miles of State Corridor Trail spanning to the north and east parts of the county used exclusively for snowmobiling. Dive back into the powder at Brookfield State Forest, where a highly acclaimed 130-mile horse and snowmobile trail system navigates across 13,000 acres of quiet, serene forests.
In Whaupaunaucau State Forest, enjoy 1,188 acres for x-country skiing. A 13-mile x-country ski trail winds through natural forests and plantations. The area’s premier eco-tourist destination, Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne, has family-friendly winter activities and trails that are open for hiking and cross-country skiing throughout the season.
If you prefer warmer winter activities visit the unique Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich - known for the largest collection of Franklin Automobiles in the world, or stop at one of the many specialty shops throughout the region. If you need something to warm up your insides, make a stop at the Hidden Springs Brewhouse or the Bullthistle Brewery and enjoy a taste of some of their very own craft beer.
Inside or out, year round adventures await when you explore this rural paradise. Put a Chenango County twist on your next New York road trip. No matter what PATH you take, find your winter playground activities at www.visitchenango.com and like us on www.facebook.com/ChenangoTourism
Article submitted by: Audrey Robinson, Director, Communications & Tourism ~ Commerce Chenango