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On Frozen Lake Oneida

On Frozen Lake Oneida

I’ve always wanted to walk on top of Oneida Lake during the winter. As a kid, growing up by the lake, my parents forbid it. And I was a good girl, I never went on it. 😀 But now that I am older, HA HA! My daughter and I went out toward Syracuse a few […]

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The FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica, NY

The FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica, NY

The FX Matt Brewery is the second-longest running brewery in the nation, based in Utica, NY. It’s somewhat of a landmark here in this immigrant city, supplying jobs for many workers (even during th Prohibition Era). We took a guided tour of the building and the inner workings of the brewery, where all the stuff happens! Then we were treated to a Saranac beer in the elegant Matt saloon.

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Exploring the Utica Public Library

Exploring the Utica Public Library

Wandering around the Utica Public Library is fun! The massive collection of books and other media, combined with the stunning architecture and quiet reading nooks makes the visit very enjoyable.

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Baron von Steuben Memorial Site, Remsen, NY

Baron von Steuben Memorial Site, Remsen, NY

Baron von Steuben came from to America from Prussia in 1777. His purpose was to train the American troops to fight the British during the Revolutionary War. This man, tirelessly working and ensuring that Americans tirelessly drilled, was a Godsend for the American army. His drilling plans are used to this day, in West Point. He is buried here on the lands given him for his service.

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