Located in central New York, just off New York State Thruway exit 40, midway between Rochester and Syracuse, sonorous moos and sloshing tins of milk once echoed across this idyllic nine-hole course, which James and Dee Ball converted from their family dairy farm in 1968. Since then, Meadowbrook Golf Club has seen a slew of proprietors, each of whom have added their own distinct touch by installing automatic watering, improving the drainage system, or building a 40’x80’ pole barn to house equipment and botched Dorf clones.
In May 2008, PGA golf professional Trey Walewski and his wife, Tina, took over the Meadowbrook. The golf club remains a family owned and operated business with Trey and Tina, and their daughters, Taylor and Sydney, taking on the operations of the course, practice facilities, pro shop, and bar and grill.
The sounds of skates gliding across wooden floorboards and top 40 hits echoing from loudspeakers constantly fill the air at Reva Rollerdrome. Skaters flock to the rink during open skate and themed events, such as the rink's annual "School's Out" party, where skaters can win contests and practice for next school year when teachers finally allow skates in the hallways. Other times, the rink is cleared for high-energy fitness classes or to make room for inflatable play structures, such as a bounce house or air-filled obstacle course. The attentive staff monitors safety during party rentals by recreating what it's like to live on a cloud.
Even as bears hibernate for the winter or squirrels hide in rubber trees when it rains, humans don’t need to stop being active during inclement weather. Within the walls of The Stadium’s family-friendly activity center, visitors can revel in activities such as dodge ball, indoor batting cages, and a golf simulator. Kids can also keep creditors off their back with bouts of laser tag, frolic in the bounce house, or get together for birthday parties or sleepovers in a safe, supervised environment.
Soldiers dart across Combat Zone Paintball Park’s grassy outdoor field, fighting for a single, noble purpose: to splatter their opponents with brightly colored paint. To prepare for play, participants can rent gear from an onsite shop, which doles out paintball guns, masks, and CO2 canisters, or bring their own paintballs produced by their malfunctioning bouncy-ball factory.