Bainbridge claims Oquaga Creek State Park as its closest state park, and it is just over the southeast border of the Town of Bainbridge. The park provides a picturesque setting for residents to spend a few hours, the whole day or even overnight. The land beacons to visitors, especially in the summer, with a clean lake surrounded by tree-lined hills echoing the shouts of excited swimmers. Six miles of trails weave through the state forests and gentle slopes. Hiking is great in the summer, and the same trails are used for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing in the winter.
In the middle of the park is 55-acre Arctic Lake, a man-made body of water with a sand beach for swimmers, and black bass, bullheads and rainbow trout for fishermen, along with a car-top boat launch and boat rentals. The sound of excited swimmers echo in the lake area, and show the fun times
It’s a great place for families to enjoy the day, with a playground, a nature trail and food concessions. For those who want to camp, 95 sites are available and six rustic cabins, with dumping stations. There is also a full-service cottage to rent.
For more information, phone: (607) 467-4160 See more at: http://nysparks.com/parks/27#snformation
Address: 5995 County Route 20, Bainbridge
Sumer Fest is a new celebration for Bainbridge. This free event is a chance to meet your neighbors for some local fun – there will be food from nearby restaurants, music and games for all ages. Come by and see Elvis on stage!
Saturday, July 23 (rain date July 24), 4 – 8 p.m. In the lot behind Bob’s Diner.
Sponsored by the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Reunite Committee.
If the mere thought of finding one-of-a-kind treasures makes you smile with excitement, Bainbridge is the place to satisfy your craving. Poke around the seven different antique shops in Bainbridge to see what treasures you find! Bainbridge has been around for over 200 years, resulting in many early American antiques circulating in local buildings and households that may land in these shops!
An easy drive will allow a visit to all the shops in one swing – a local antique shopping circuit. Each shop is unique and worth visiting. The Iroquois Antiques and Collectibles is a multi-dealer experience in what used to be the local feed mill along the railroad tracks in town. A large area of the building is filled with dealers, and good buys are spilling out onto the front porch. (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily). Another multi-dealer shop is Old Hickory Antiques on the north edge of town. It is an easy-to-navigate single floor building housing a variety of dealers. (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, noon -5 p.m. Sundays, closed Tuesday) Nearby and across Route 7, the vintage items at Harmonie Hall Antiques are displayed in a historic carriage house, one building of the several on the estate, including a house that dates to 1800. (Visit when you see the Open sign).
Near the center of Bainbridge, there is some additional antiquing to be done. Both Sincerely Abraham, at the 1830s Truman House, and Main Street Antiques, housed in a vintage early American storefront, are open “by chance or by appointment.” Main Street Antiques is also open most Saturdays noon – 5 p.m. and includes oddities and unusual antiques.
Further out of town, the Bainbridge House Barnyard Sales is located on County Road 39 […]