All rooms feature the uber-comfy, exclusive “Marriott Bed” (9” deep foam mattress on a 10 ½” box spring). There are also queen sleeper sofas available for additional guests. All bed and bath linens provided; down-alternative duvets used.
Enjoy all your home-cooked meals or morning espresso at our custom built farm table that extends to 10’ and seats up to 14. Grill and eat the day’s catch at the picnic table on the lower back patio. Make s’mores and share tales of the day around the fire pit or challenge one another to horseshoes. Relax in our family room or continue the fun with a DVD, the Wii (batteries not included), board games and cards.
The cabin is 6.4 miles from Exit 34 on I-81 at NY-104 E in the Happy Valley region. Pulaski is 10 miles west. Tug Hill region renowned for incredible snow accumulations is 20 minutes north/east. 35 minutes south is Syracuse (and Syracuse International Airport) with shopping at Destiny USA, one of the top ten largest malls in America. Sackets Harbor and Watertown are 45 minutes north on I-81. Thousand Islands and Alexandria Bay are an hour north. 40 minutes' drive south and you can experience Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, the 'Coney Island' of central NY, and Turning Stone Casino. We are one hour from Skaneateles Lake (one of the Finger Lakes and the edge of wine country).
GENERAL ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
This is a fun place, after all! Here are the things you CAN do, but are subject to change without advisement.
On Property -
Walking/hiking, snowshoes or cross-country skiing. There are some roughhewn trails behind the house for exploring. 63 acres’ worth. The property has access to a 20 acre shallow pond to the north of the property on Oswego County land that is great for ice skating in the winter. South of the property is Mosher Pond in the Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area.
South Albion Road is an ATV rated road providing access to public trails directly from the property.
Nearby attractions -
Salmon River - One of the best fishing destinations in the world famous for its annual runs of King salmon, Coho salmon, and steelheads. There is also a smaller run of summer steelheads and Atlantic salmon. Kayaking and white water rafting available during scheduled water releases.
Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area. Hunting, trapping, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are permitted in accordance with the state Fish and Wildlife Law and Regulations.
Salmon River Fish Hatchery. Over 500,000 visitors stop in on this hatchery to watch the egg retrieval operation of salmon and steelhead and it's annual return up the Salmon River to the hatchery. It is one of the largest fish hatcheries in operation in New York. Visitors in October or late March to early April can see salmon or steelhead jumping the fish ladder.
Shopping. The sixth largest mall in the United States is located 30 minutes south of us at Destiny USA in Syracuse. There you’ll find Macy's, Best Buy, Bon Ton, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, H&M, Sports Authority, Saks Off Fifth, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Dicks Sporting Goods, Forever 21, Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory, Sears Outlet, T.J. Maxx, Wonderworks, and Regal Cinemas.
Snowmobiles. Tug Hill - The highest snowfall east of the Rockies, with average snowfall of 200” – 300” annually making snowmobiling a wonderful seasonal sport. The property is minutes to public snowmobile trailheads.
Finger Lakes. Skaneateles has the highest clarity of all the lakes; it is only about an hour’s drive from here. It also has great fishing. On the western side, a two hours’ drive will find you in Canandaigua Lake or Lake Keuka with its wine country trails. Over 200 wineries can be found surrounding these lakes.
Thousand Islands. Just over an hour north on I-81 to the Canadian Border and the beautiful Thousand Islands makes it an easy day trip. Many of the 1,862 islands are open to the public and are home to parks, campgrounds and cottage rentals.
Syracuse. Known for its architectural diversity, this city is 30 minutes' drive from Altmar on I-81. Syracuse was recognized by Popular Science as one of “America’s Greenest Cities” and home of the longest running State Fair began in its outskirts. The property is an easy drive to the annual New York State Fair and it's great musical lineup.
Sandy Island Beach State Park. (18 miles, 30 minutes) Located at the end of County Route 15 at Lake Ontario, this sandy beach between North and South Sandy Ponds offers swimming, picnicking, and outdoor activities. They have a bathhouse as well.
Turning Stone Casino Resort. (40 miles, 50 minutes) Offers entertainment and nightlife with fine dining options. Their entertainment calendar offers entertainment from Sara Evans to Loretta Lynn to comedians. Golf, tennis, and spa on property.
Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding. Greek Peak Ski Resort in Cortland and Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin are both within an hour's drive from the cabin; tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.
Salmon River Falls. Five miles from the cabin. The beauty of this 110 foot waterfall is hard to resist and many people visit everyday, especially in the fall. Due to its popularity, the DEC made improvements a few years ago to the area. There is a large parking area off Falls Road.
For the family. Go-carts and miniature golf are available for a fee within 15-20 minutes of the property. Thunder Island Amusement Park in Fulton, NY offers a water park, miniature golf, and a number of other amusement park attractions (30 min away). A few petting zoos and working farms are between 15 minutes and 50 minutes' drive (Grampa Bob's Animal Park or Old MacDonald Farm). If your child is learning about abolition, Oswego County has a number of Underground Railroad historic sites that you can visit, one of which is located in Mexico, NY. Fort Ontario offers civil war reenactments during summer weekends (35-40 minutes' drive).