15 Fun Things To Do in Cazenovia, NY

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Whether you’re having your wedding weekend at Windridge Estate or visiting Cazenovia for a few days, here’s a list of our FAVORITE 15 things to do and places to visit in this charming upstate New York village!

1. Stay at the Farmer Cottage!

With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, our Farmer Cottage is perfect for a weekend retreat with your whole family or a group of your closest friends! You and your guests will enjoy full access to the heated saltwater pool, miles of spacious hiking trails, and close proximity to the village!

The cottage is also available during the week for both recreational stays and corporate getaways! Contact us if you’re interested in booking a stay in the Farmer Cottage.

 

 

2. Pewter Spoon Cafe & Eatery

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Stop by Pewter Spoon Cafe next time you’re craving a sweet treat or a cup of coffee! They offer an array of delicious snacks, from freshly pressed hot sandwiches and baked goods like cookies, focaccia, and scones, to decadent cold brew coffee and ice cream sandwiches!

 

Pewter Spoon: Website, Instagram

 

 

3.  20|East

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Specializing in locally sourced and curated goods, 20|East offers everything from fresh flowers and produce to baked goods like chicken pot pie, bread, and beautifully decorated cookies!

In addition, this boutique style shop offers jewelry, natural soaps, kitchenware, and other gifts! 20|East is also home to Cazenovia Cut Block, where you can find handmade wooden cutting boards, bowls, and furniture, all made locally with wood sourced from NY.

20 | East: WebsiteInstagram

 

4. Meier’s Creek Brewing Company

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With their taproom opening this August, Meier’s Creek Brewing is sure to be one of our favorite new spots to grab a craft beer! They’re all about “mixing classic, accessible styles with ones that are exciting and brand new” and are “always striving to be on the cutting edge of new techniques and advancements to deliver you ‘what’s next’ in craft beer.”

 

Meier’s Creek Brewing Co: Website, Instagram

 

 

5. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

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In the late 1950’s Dorothy and Bob Riester purchased acreage in Cazenovia with the intent on building a summer home on the property. Over time, they bought more and more land and eventually turned their home in Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The park is an “ever-changing landscape made in collaboration with artists and visitors from near and far.”

Admission to the park costs visitors only a $5 donation, making this a super affordable and fun way to see art while exploring the beautiful setting of rural NY!

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park: Website, Instagram

 

6. The Brewster Inn

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This award winning restaurant in a 1890’s gilded age mansion boasts an exceptional wine cellar and stunning views of Lake Cazenovia, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner!

The Brewster Inn also has rooms available for those looking to stay overnight and they offer Sunday yoga practices!

Brewster Inn: Website, Instagram

 

 

7. Owera Vineyards

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What would a trip to the countryside be without visiting a winery? Owera Vineyards is just the spot to satisfy your taste for beautifully crafted wine in their stunning tasting room!

The vineyard’s gourmet café features brick-oven pizzas, an array of small plates, salads, and artisan meat and cheese boards.

 

Owera Vineyards: Website, Instagram

 

 

8. Cazenovia Farmers Market

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Stop by the Cazenovia Farmers Market to pick up fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats, honey and MORE from their local and specialty vendors!

The market is open every Saturday from 9am – 2pm at the Village Green!

 

Cazenovia Farmers Market: Website, Instagram

 

 

9. Madison County Distillery

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Looking for some specialty drinks? Head over to Madison County Distillery to sip on an expertly blended cocktail made from either their Stone Quarry Vodka or General’s Gin! While you’re there be sure to grab a little something from the kitchen, like the candied bacon or their baked brie cups!

 

Madison County Distillery: Website, Instagram

 

 

10. The Brae Loch Inn

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Visit Brae Loch Inn for some authentic Scottish cuisine as well as some fan favorites! Find everything from fish and chips to to lobster mac and cheese at this lively and fun restaurant! If you come on the right night, you can even catch a band playing out on the lawn while you’re dining!

Brae Loch Inn: Website, Instagram

 

11. Lincklaen House

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This historic lodging features over twenty guest rooms, making it ideal for larger traveling groups and offers both casual and fine dining options! Spend your Sunday morning here with brunch before you head back on the road, you won’t regret it!

 

Lincklaen House: Website, Instagram

 

 

 

12. Nelson Odeon

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If you’re a music lover, this is definitely the place for you! Formerly a grange hall, the Nelson Odeon is now a “community-minded center for performances in CNY that hosts nationally recognized music.” Enjoy the small town feel that this venue provides with truly incredible entertainment fit for a big city!

 

Nelson Odeon: Website, Instagram

 

13. Critz Farms

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This location truly has something everyone in your family or group will love! The farm features a brewery & cidery tasting room, yoga, u-pick produce, animals and many other festivals/events! If you find yourself here in the fall/winter be sure to go pumpkin picking or purchase your live Christmas tree and balsam fir wreaths for the holiday!

 

Critz Farms: Website, Instagram

 

 

14. HeartStone Artisan Bakery

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Another incredible location for some fresh baked goods is Heartstone Artisan Bakery! Have your pick from dozens of artisan and decorative bread loaves, pastries, pretzels and more! In our opinion there’s no such thing as too many carbs!

 

HeartStone Artisan Bakery: Website, Instagram

 

15. Cazenovia Lake

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There are so many awesome things to do at this vast and scenic lake! Spend a fun afternoon out on the water with a kayak, canoe or paddle board! Rent a boat to take a sunset cruise around the lake! Or have a romantic afternoon picnic near the docks!

 

Cazenovia Lake: Website

 

 

Honorable Mentions

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  • Berry Picking (Summer)
  • Apple Picking (Fall)
  • Golfing
  • Cycling

 

 

 

 

We truly hope that you find this guide to Cazenovia helpful when planning your next trip or even your wedding weekend! This list only covers a fraction of all the amazing things you can do in this charming village town, so have fun finding and exploring even more shops, restaurants, breweries, etc. on your own! Be sure to leave us a comment down below if you’ve visited any of the places listed above or let us know if there’s another amazing location/activity in Cazenovia that you think should be on this list! 

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