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Herkimer Diamond Mines – 2022 All You Need to Know

Herkimer Diamond Mines – 2022 All You Need to Know 2022 is the year we plan to explore more. The year we get excited about experiencing new places, throwing a pack on our back, and spending as much time as we can in the great outdoors. For us in Central New York, it all starts

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New Fenimore Art Museum Exhibitions Announced for 2022

Don’t Miss these great Exhibitions at the Fenimore Art Museum Featuring ever-changing exhibitions of art and culture, tours, book signings, lectures, and gorgeous terrace gardens with panoramic views of Otsego Lake, the Fenimore Art Museum is not to be missed. The museum collection is housed in an impressive neo-Georgian structure built in the 1930s on

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National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum Announces 2022 Inductees

And the 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Are… Great news for baseball fans!  The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum has announced the 2022 Inductees.  The 2022 Induction Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 24, on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center. Admission to the annual Induction

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Guide to Dining at Beardslee Castle in Little Falls, NY

Your Guide to Dining at Beardslee Castle If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience while visiting Central New York, then reservations at Beardslee Castle are a must.  Located at 123 Old State Road, Little Falls, NY 13365, Beardslee Castle is a local icon serving the finest in creative cuisine, memorable wedding receptions, banquets, and

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Visit the Best Haunted Attractions in Herkimer and Central New York

If you’ve ever stayed with us at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast in the fall, you already know it’s our favorite season.  We love the crisp fall air, the sight and smell of changing leaves, and the taste of homemade pumpkin-flavored pastries at breakfast.  But this year it’s all about what happens after dark when

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Summer Concert Series and Disc Golf at Brewery Ommegang!

As if we needed any better reason to visit Brewery Ommegang than incredibly tasting beer and food, now there’s disc golf, music, and a bonfire too! Brewery Ommegang has released a list of dates for their Fire Pit Friday summer concert series. Fire Pit Friday shows are scheduled every week through Labor Day and are

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In-Person 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Announced

Great news for baseball fans!  The Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Induction Ceremony honoring the members of the Class of 2020 (Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker) will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center. Book your stay at grand-colonial.com and check

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2021 Cooperstown Dreams Park Opening Plan

Cooperstown Dreams Park is a family baseball park featuring fun and excitement where friends, families, and spectators can watch youth teams from around the country play baseball.  Annual tournaments are held in the summer months from July through August.  Over 1,000 teams from America’s 50 states are represented in weekly tournaments played in 22 lighted

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Welcome Back to the Fenimore Art Museum!

The Fenimore Art Museum in nearby Cooperstown reopened on April 1 with The World of Jan Brett (April 1–May 16, 2021) and Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams (April 1–July 25, 2021). The World of Jan Brett features 70 original paintings from thirteen of Brett’s bestselling books, showcasing the intricate brush strokes and incredible

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Guide to The Herkimer Diamond Mines – 2021 Season

It’s fair to say the pandemic has unraveled travel plans, putting our much-needed vacations on hold. Most of us haven’t left our homes since last March, and boredom has long-ago set in. Looking back on the uncertainty of last year makes us all the more excited to welcome a new spring season; and the re-opening

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