Sightseeing in Fairmount

Up to $1,001 Off Round-Trip Winery Tour

Black Bear Winery

Multiple Locations

$180 $115

Visit to upstate winery includes tastings of fruit wines, pairings of local Amish cheese, lunch, and round-trip transportation

Up to 52% Off Museum Admission or Membership

Bundy Museum of History and Art

Westside

$14 $7

Memberships grant free tours and discounts for guests passes, programs and events, and use of the facility as an event space

Up to 53% Off a Two-Hour Winemaking Class

Lake Ontario Winery

Multiple Locations

$154 $75

Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

50% Off Season Passes at Pickering Museum Village

Pickering Museum Village

Greenwood

C$45 C$22.50

At 19 heritage buildings, costumed educators demonstrate how rural Ontario residents lived from the mid-1800s through 1920

Up to 43% Off a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Sundance Balloons

On Location

C$250 C$150

(103)

One-hour sunrise and sunset flights rise to 1,000 feet, capturing pastoral vistas and ending with champagne toasts

Up to 54% Off Wine-Appreciation Tour

Discovery Tours Unlimited

On Location

$99.99 $49

Tour-goers can discover how the varying soils and microclimates make for different wines all made from the same grape

Up to 56% Off Winery Tasting and Tour

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery & Vineyard

C$56 C$28

Specializing in grapes that thrive in cool climate, wines crafted onsite include lively, mineral-forward riesling and dry chenin blanc

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Keint-He Winery & Vineyards

Wellington

C$20 C$10

Each participant can sip on five 1-oz. pours

Up to 50% Off Horror-Film or Ghost Hunt at Rolling Hills Asylum

Rolling Hills Asylum

East Bethany

$20 $10

As seen on TV, experience a Classic Horror Film or Ghost Hunt at the haunted Rolling Hills Asylum, a former poor house and infirmary

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• For $17, you get a single membership (a $35 value). • For $25, you get a family membership (a $50 value).

318 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse,
NY
US

Established: 1985
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Dry docks, blacksmith shop, canal boat
Recommended Age Group: All ages

Q&A with a Member on the Board of Trustees

What is the experience like?
“The best field trip ever”—school children from all over Central New York share this sentiment when they visit Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. Last year, over 1,800 school children learned about the Erie Canal, boat building, [and] life on a canal boat, and they experienced what it is like to be a real archaeologist searching for historic artifacts while enjoying our top-notch education program. An award-winning historic site, the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum preserves the history of the only restored historic dry dock on the canal and shares the story of the Erie Canal’s role in making New York the Empire State.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Walk along the Erie Canal to the stone aqueduct. Bring or rent a bike and explore along the path where Sal the mule walked from Buffalo to Albany pulling the canal boats loaded with New York state agricultural products, and see the sites that thousands of immigrants from Ireland and all of Europe first saw as they traveled on the Erie Canal to settle western New York and the states west [of there].

717 Lakeport Rd
Chittenango,
NY
US

Established: 2004
Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Adults

The year was 1889. Harlow E. Bundy, an entrepreneur by trade and nature teamed up with his brother, Willard Bundy, to market the time recorder. Willard worked as a jeweler and inventor, and combining his expertise with his brother's business savvy, the two founded Bundy Manufacturing Company. After working in Binghamton, the brothers' company moved to Endicott and changed names. Today, people know it as IBM.

The brother's legacy still stands in Binghamton, though, in the form of Harlow Bundy's one-time house, now the center of the Bundy Museum of History and Art. The museum preserves not only the story of the brothers, but also the history and artwork of the region that inspired them. The collection includes a wide array of early manufacturing implements, broadcasting tools, and even a life-sized recreation of the Bundy's booth from the 1893 World's Fair. The curators run an open art gallery that showcases different artists every month, as well as an African Gallery focusing on ancestral and ceremonial African artifacts. There's even a vintage barbershop on the campus, a recreation of the one that stood next to IBM's original Endicott headquarters.

129 Main St
Binghamton,
NY
US

Art isn't merely housed at Artisan Works—it's born here. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes galleries showcasing thousands of regional artists as well as onsite studios where creators pour their imaginations onto canvas, wood, and clay. You can watch them while they work as you check out the paintings and sculptures in the galleries. A non-profit organization, Artisan Works relies on individual and corporate support for funding.

565 Blossom Rd
Rochester,
NY
US

With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (24" x 36" pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.

3349 Monroe Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

In 1872, Susan B. Anthony performed a courageous act. She voted, determined to prove that the 14th and 15th Amendments gave women the legal right to vote. The immediate result wasn't encouraging, though—a US marshal arrested her in her parlor, and then a federal judge fined her $100. But despite the resistance, Anthony's volition continued to inspire the suffrage movement, not to mention the abolitionist movement and the fight for equal educational opportunities for women.

More than a century later, the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House educates visitors on her life—from the many relationships that impacted her thinking, such as her friendship with slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass, to her acts of civil disobedience, such as refusing to pay the $100 fine for voting. The home, where Anthony lived from 1866 to 1906 in what were arguably her most politically active years, has undergone extensive restoration to look as it did when Anthony lived there. This ongoing effort has breathed new life into everything from the third-floor workspace, to the house’s foundation, to Anthony’s basement kickboxing gym. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the home welcomes guests for both self-guided visits and tours with tea and lunch.

17 Madison St
Rochester,
NY
US