Great Swamp Conservancy
The GSC's purpose is to foster environmental education, to preserve biological diversity and to conserve and manage natural resources in the Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario Watersheds. The primary focus area of the GSC includes approximately 36,000 acres on the south eastern shore of Oneida Lake in the towns of Lenox and Sullivan. This area is home to what the Iroquois called the Great Swamp, a remnant of Lake Iroquois. The Great Swamp was drained for agriculture from late 1800's to the mid 1900's creating rich black muck soils.
NY State Fairgrounds - events calendar
Check back frequently to see the ever changing venue of events and activities at the State Fair Ground. Many items for electives and requirements can be satisfied by attending an event with the Den, Pack or Family.
Rogers Conservation Center - Sherburne, NY
There is a lot to do at Rogers Center. Its 600 acres offer a variety of habitats for the walker, bird watcher, photographer, snowshoer, or cross-country skier. Trails traverse woodlands, meadows, wetlands, plantations, and farm fields.
The Visitor Center features exhibits focusing on natural resources, a library, staff offices, classroom space, and restrooms. The upper gallery of the Visitor Center offers a view of the marsh, enabling the visitor to see geese and ducks feeding, muskrats swimming, and great blue herons and osprey fishing. Microphones bring the outdoor sounds indoors.
Rogers Winter Living Celebration This one day event in the beginning of January combines the talent of DEC staff, volunteers, and members of the local community to celebrate the wonderful season of winter.
Come see what the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum has to offer. The reproduction of a working canal boat is shaping up.
Shakowi Cultural Center
Great resource for your Native American crafts, projects, history and lore. Arrange to visit the center or take part in a craft project or schedule a story teller to visit your den or the Pack.
Erie Canal Village - Rome, NY
See what life was like along the Erie Canal. Many of our communities were greatly influenced by the presence of this waterway as trade and settlers moved west.
Visit this State Park that is our namesake..."the river that flows north". Look for the rare Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail...on the State of NY Endangered Species List and on the Federal Threatened Species List...Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail Fact Sheet
Madison County Tourism
See what Madison County has to offer to enhance your Den Programs.
Sciencenter - Ithaca, NY
Look, Touch, Listen and Discover
Great hands on museum!!
Critz Farms (Cazenovia)
Critz Farms is a family owned business that was established in 1985. Recognized by the New York State Department of Economic Development as recipients of the New York State Agritourism Business of the Year Award, the farm operation centers on diversified agriculture with a family entertainment focus.
A wide variety of crops are grown at Critz Farms. The primary crops are conifer trees, including balsam fir, fraser fir, white pine, Austrian pine, white, blue, and Norway spruce; for use as Christmas trees as well as for landscaping purposes. Other crops include pumpkins and gourds, blueberries, strawberries, sweet corn and flowers. Farm products include pure maple syrup and other maple products as well as balsam fir wreaths.
We welcome visitors to Critz Farms throughout the year, beginning in March for our Maple Syrup Celebration. In the summer we are open for pick-your-own berries. The fall brings our annual Fall Harvest Celebration, and from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we are open for Holiday Family Fun.