Best Places to Take Dad for Father’s Day in Utica – Our Top 5
Father’s Day is fast approaching. Have you decided what you’re going to do to honor dad on his special day? If you need a little help on what to do, other than buying him a tie, we’ve put together the top places you can take dad in Central New York.
Atuneyote Golf Course in Verona NY
If your dad is a golfer, splurge on 18 holes on one of the greatest golf courses in the area, Atunyote at Turning Stone. It’s $225 a round, but dad will get to say he played on the same course as Tiger Woods. And what a course it is. From the beautiful landscaping to the plush fairways and greens. It’s any golfers dream to be able to play on such a course that only has about five thousand rounds played on it each year. That’s compared to the average course in our area that gets about twenty five thousand rounds each year.
For golf reservations call 1.315.361.8006 or 1.877.748.GOLF (4653)
National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
If golf is not dad’s sport, how about baseball. A trip to Cooperstown to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and museum may be the ticket. It’s home to the greatest stars and the history of the game. You can dad can create memories that will last a life time together as you browse through thirty eight thousand items, three million books and five hundred thousand pictures.
The museum is open 9a-9p through Labor Day and tickets range from $19.50 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7 for kids. It’s an inexpensive way to honor dad and his love for baseball together.
Whetstone Gulf State Park in Lowville
For the outdoors dad, plan a trip to Whetstone Gulf State Park in the Tug Hill Plateau. The park has campsites, a scenic picnic area along Whetstone Creek, a man-made swimming area and trails for hiking. Above the gorge is Whetstone Reservoir, stocked with tiger muskie and large-mouth bass for fishermen, and popular for canoeing. Make dad’s whole weekend with an adventure outdoors.
Root Glen on grounds of Hamilton College
If you want to stay closer to home, take dad on a nature walk through Root Glen on the grounds of Hamilton College. Today’s Root Glen is the result of the work of three generations of the Root family that began in 1850. In 1971, ownership was tranferred to Hamilton College and it’s maintained by the horticultural grounds staff of the College.
So if dad loves nature, he may love a walk through the grounds, and it won’t cost you anything but your time.
Wild West FrogFest
The best way to celebrate Father’s Day is at the Wild West FrogFest and Painted Pony Rodeo the day before Father’s Day. Join us June 18th for a fun filled day at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 9, the rodeo kicks off at noon and the music starts at 2:30 with local bands Tim Creaser and The Custom Taylor Band. Then it’s the headliners, Trailer Choir, followed by Rodney Atkins.
If dad loves country music and buckin bulls, Frogfest tickets for Father’s Day is your answer. You can buy your $18 tickets online, at our office on River Road in Marcy, by calling us at 768-9500 or at any Price Chopper location.
Where have you taken dad to celebrate Father’s Day?