Exciting Clinton Attractions for Every Age Group

Centered in picturesque Oneida County are Clinton attractions. A tangle of charm and university bells, these each offer the much craved variety. Travelers seeking a New York beauty will delight in all they see. And families fretting over how to please all within their group will finally be appeased: satisfaction is guaranteed. No matter what the age or interest, these attractions will appeal. And BBOnline recommends enjoying them this vacation.

Clinton Historical Society
1 Fountain Street
Clinton, New York 13323
(315) 859-1392

Discover the past with the Clinton Historical Society. This museum and library, begun in 1962, offers an explanation of both town and state. Families will be treated to a comprehensive collection of photographs, newspaper archives, ancient maps, genealogy records and even materials siphoned from railroad travels. Journey from your Clinton bed and breakfast to this one-of-a-kind glance into history. It will please (especially those mature enough to comprehend its importance). The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and 11 am. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. No reservations are needed.

Clinton Cider Mill
28 Elm St.
Clinton, New York 13323
(315) 853-5756

While all Clinton attractions may impress, few will spark your senses more than the Cider Mill. This seasonal favorite has been thrilling guests since 1926. It's a treat of spice and sweet flavors. Summer sees it open to 23 varieties of home-churned ice cream (each certain to tantalize). But the fall is when it truly dominates, offering fresh-baked breads, donuts and pies. The oldest press in New York, it's created a reputation of perfection and it does not fail. Its cider drinks are famed throughout the county. It's the best eatery in town. The Mill is open from May until August for their summer treats. Their winter schedule is from September to December. Enjoy.

Utica Zoo
99 Steele Hill Road
Utica, New York 13501
(315) 738-0472

Settled a mere 15 minutes from your Clinton inn is the Utica Zoo. Founded in 1909 by Thomas Proctor, it spans over 80 acres and offers spectacular scenery and even more spectacular beasts. Its collection encompasses both the exotic and the local, certain to amaze all who visit. From guided tours to simple walkabouts, there are trails to discover and hours to spend. Children will especially enjoy the petting zoo and educational exhibits. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. No reservations are required. Groups, however, are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
321 Main St.
Utica, New York 13501
(877) 508-6728

Explore the wild with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Beginning just beyond Clinton, this unique attraction will lead you through the countryside--offering slow miles and peerless beauty. Journey in restored trains as you pass by valleys, fields and mountain peaks. All will satisfy. This full-day trip is ideal for the young and the young at heart, providing multiple stops along the way (shopping, dining and local diversions can be reached). It's the perfect way to experience Oneida county. Departures begin at 9:30 a.m. but guests should arrive earlier to secure their seats. Reservations are required.

Clinton attractions will offer diversity; and, more importantly, they'll offer fun. There is much to do and much to remember.