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Category: Central NY

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People of the Standing Stone: The Skenandoah Boulder in Oneida

People of the Standing Stone: The Skenandoah Boulder in Oneida

The Skenandoah Boulder is one of those roadside oddities. It’s a stone sitting on the side of the road outside Oneida, NY. After passing by so many times, I decided to stop and get a closer look. And what a quest this little oddity would take me on!

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Up the Hill

Up the Hill

It’s been so busy here for us, with spring plantings and the kids’ school work that we haven’t had any time to really go anywhere. An appointment in a distant town might take us to a little exploration, but we really have no time for a lengthy exploit. Some of this blog’s readers have expressed […]

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The Utica Zoo, Utica, NY

The Utica Zoo, Utica, NY

For a tiny little city of 62,000, Utica has a spectacular zoo. And admission is free during the winter, if you can climb the snow mounds! We decided we’d try, and we had a terrific time.

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The Erie Canal Town Museum, Canastota, NY

The Erie Canal Town Museum, Canastota, NY

The Erie Canal Town Museum is in this tiny little house. You’d never know the vast treasures filling the rooms. This was a delightful visit, and the museum curator made it all the more wonderful.