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The Casper Cops will guide you through a Haunted Amusement Park during the Park After Dark Ghost Tours. The tour begins with a brief walk through of the park while discussing the legends of who still roams the park after death has taken them. Once the park closes at 10 PM, the tour becomes an…

About Wakely’s In these current times business is booming in Utica’s brewery district. Recently, two new restaurant or bars have opened and Wakely’s is one of them. Though new, Wakely’s is a prohibition era speakeasy bar and restaurant. What they have to offer is over 175 bourbons, a delicious menu and live jazz and music…

Newly Opened, The Sanctuary Close to Wakely’s is the The Sanctuary that has recently opened doors. They transformed an old church into a two-story bar/restaurant with the top floor having a country theme. Check for more information: https://www.facebook.com/theSanctuarybar/

Saranac Brewery Summer Concert Series Saranac Jams. Saranac Brewery started announcing headliners for their Summer Concert Series: Saranac Jams. So far, Dark Star Orchestra, Taking Back Sunday and Dirty Heads have been announced. Stay tuned for more artists and dates! Plus, don’t forget that Saranac Thursday concerts begin at the end of May too! For…

Erie Canal Bike Shuttle to Launch in May May 2017, a new service will be available for cycle tourists visiting the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal Bike Shuttle is poised to bring more visitors than ever to the wonderful 360 mile Erie Canal Bike Path and all that it has to offer. With new promotions…

Central New York (formerly the Central-Leatherstocking Region) is a tourism region in New York State defined by the New York State Division of Tourism (I Love NY). It includes elements of the surrounding regions, forming a microcosm of the state as a whole, with hills and rivers, cities and farms, and places of hard work…

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute has several upcoming exhibitions planned for 2017. Beginning in February, they will host Collage/Reformat/Refocus &  American Quilts: Sewn Stories. From April through September, there will be Williams-Proctor Fashions. In May, Cocktail Culture will be introduced. Finally, from June through October, there will be the Roaring into the Future: New York…

In May 2016, Hotel Utica was bought by Visions Hotels. Recently, it was announced that Hotel Utica will become Hotel Utica DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel will be renovated starting from top to bottom and will receive some upgrades to meet Hilton standards but keep several historical aspects. http://www.hotel-utica.com/

Turning Stone Resort Casino has a lot of new things planned. Most recently, they opened Casino Blu. The all new, contemporary-style, smoker friendly casino is offering guests the best gaming floor with slots and table games. The casino offers improved air quality and a new state-of-the-art air filtration system. With the grand opening of Casino…