Chenango County: Open for You, 365 Days a Year


TOP IMAGE: ISMA Snowmobilers Line © Courtesy of Commerce Chenango

We are currently looking for visitors who want to enjoy the beautiful sparkling winter landscapes, the bright, cheerful spring days, the hazy, crazy, lazy sun-kissed days of summer, and the changing of the colorful fall leaves and crisp air.

Welcome to Chenango County! What wonderful things can we inspire you to seek out? Our seasonal changes are just one of the things that make us unique.

How about outdoor recreation? Chenango provides a wide-open canvas for seeking out and exploring 80,000 bountiful acres of state land. The area offers endless miles of hiking options that tout several trail systems. Our snowmobile trails are well maintained and posted, and we have some of the best snow in New York State for riding.

Several area lakes provide excellent ice fishing opportunities. Cross-country skiing and winter biking are becoming more popular. And the newly expanded Stone Quarry west of Norwich is great for both of those winter sports and is a favorite for locals and a preferred family exploration spot. The views are spectacular no matter what time of the year (or season) that you use the trails.

Historic sites and museums provide opportunities for interpreting our heritage and engaging the visitor as well as learning about the History and Heritage of the “land of the bull thistle.” The Northeast Classic Car Museum, our premier draw to the County, is filled with cars that entice visitors from all over the country. The numerous displays and automobiles depict the history of the automobile from the beginning of the battery-powered vehicles to the vehicles of today. The ‘Museum District’ also includes the Chenango County Historical Society Museum (CCHS) and the Bullthistle Train Museum. Learn about the history of the ball-peen hammer, Pepto-Bismol, Unguentine, Chloraseptic, and Borden’s Evaporated Milk—all products produced in Norwich, NY.

Children playing in snow, Commerce Chenango
Three children playing on sleds in the snow. © Bigstock

Our area is rich with festivals and events. Although most of our well-known events are between the months of May through October, other activities encourage visitors and residents alike to explore other exciting options.
Chenango County is also part of the Southern Tier Beverage Trail, and we encourage you to participate in the passport program that leads you to five of our breweries and wineries, as well as more throughout the region.

Visit us at 24/7 for our complete list of activities, or call us at 1-(607) 334-1400 during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, for a free copy of our visitors’ guide or outdoor adventure brochure.

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Nestled among the hills of South-Central New York, Chenango County is waiting to host you for your next family vacation or romantic getaway. From famous festivals to kid-friendly activities, there is something for everyone right here in the center of it all.


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