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Winter Wonders in Cazenovia, NY: Embracing the Seasonal Magic

Updated: Jan 4

As winter blankets Cazenovia in a serene layer of snow, the village transforms into a picturesque wonderland, offering a unique set of activities and sights for visitors to enjoy.


Brewster Inn Winter Package:

Going on now, if you book an overnight stay with us at The Brewster Inn, from Sunday until Thursday night, you will receive 25% off on your room rate and a coupon for 25% off to be used in the restaurant that night. Valid: Jan - Mar 30


Enjoy a day full of adventure in and around Cazenovia, and then cozy up at the inn that night for a delicious dinner and great wine in one of our elegant candlelit dining rooms complete with gas fireplaces as you watch the snow fall on the lake. For more details on our 2024 winter package, please CLICK HERE.


From snow-covered landscapes to cozy indoor experiences, here's a guide to discovering the enchanting winter wonders that make Cazenovia a must-visit destination during the colder months.


Snowshoe Sunday at Meier's Creek Brewing Company: Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, January through March.  This year, Snowshoe Sundays will start and end from Meier’s Creek Brewing Company, at 33 Rippleton Road in Cazenovia. We meet at 12:00 pm to get geared up and then hit the trails. You can follow along with a CPF guide for a group snowshoe walk or strike out on your own route. Don’t own snowshoes? That’s no problem. You can borrow some of ours! All ages and ability levels are welcome. For more details, please CLICK HERE.


Ice Skating at Burton Street Ice Rink: Embrace the winter chill by lacing up your ice skates and gliding through the brisk winter air. Whether you're a novice or an experienced skater, this activity offers a magical experience for all. For more details, please CLICK HERE.



Horse-drawn Carriage Rides at Lamplit Farms: What is more picturesque than gliding through the snow in a classic wooden carriage led by horses. Nothing! It harkens back to one of the earliest forms of transportation in the area and displays the countryside in all its beauty. For more details, please CLICK HERE.



Curling at Meier's Creek Brewing Company: The newest thing to come to Cazenovia this winter is the curling rink at Meier's Creek. Grab a craft beer and test your hand at a sport that you may only get to see at the Winter Olympics every four years. Keep in mind, you need to sign up to participate. For more details, please, CLICK HERE.


Complimentary Snowshoeing at Johnny Appleseed: During winter months, FROSTY maintains the trails for cross country skiing and showshoeing. During the winter, they offer complimentary pairs of snowshoes to be used on their property. No reservation required, just show up. And once you've worked up a little sweat, feel free to check out the artisan shoppes. Their 20,000 Square foot location features over 50 vendor spaces. and their "Apple Kitchen" offers homemade soups, sandwiches and delicious baked goods Saturday and Sunday, along with award winning, New York State wine and beer. For more details, please CLICK HERE.



Explore the downtown shops on Main Street: Cazenovia's vibrant retail scene is not to be missed. Start the day with an espresso, chai or great cup of drip coffee from one of our wonderful breakfast spots. We love Dave's Diner, Purpose Coffee Co., The Toast, Pewter Spoon, Cazenovia Bagel or H. Grey Social for your morning fix! And if you are a tea lover, be sure to check out Loka Leaf Tea Lounge!


Then bundle up for a stroll around the shops! So many wonderful stores to peruse -- everything from shoes at Otis + Matilda, sunglasses and glasses at Eye Love Optical Boutique, local art and handcrafted items from Cazenovia Artisans and great wines and spirits at J.S. Hight & Sons. We also have two amazing boutiques operating as general stores featuring an array of goods in the areas of clothing, makeup, artisanal foods, gifts, make-up and more. H.Grey Supply Co. and 20 I East / Cazenovia Cutblock are two must see shops in the community.



Winter Hiking at Chittenango Falls State Park: Chittenango Falls State Park transforms into a winter wonder with snow-draped trees and frozen waterfalls. Bundle up and embark on a winter hike along the trails, leading to the stunning Chittenango Falls. It is a sight to see both in the height of summer and in the icy depths of winter. Whenever the falls is frozen, it makes for a stunning photo that seems out of this world! The icy landscape adds a new dimension to the park's beauty, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.



Wednesday Trivia at Meier's Creek Brewing Company: Join Classy Cat Entertainment for Smartphone Trivia at Meier’s Creek Brewing Company in Cazenovia, every Wednesday, starting at 6:30 PM! For more details, please CLICK HERE.


Remember there is always something fun going on in Cazenovia! Check out all the pop-up winter events at www.cazenovialife.com or check The Brewster Inn website for fun foodie events as well www.thebrewsterinn.com/upcomingevents.


Some events on the horizon include Cazenovia's Winterfest Weekend (February 9 - 11), Cazenovia Dining Week 2024 (February 15 - 29), and Critz Farms Maple Syrup Celebration (Starting March 16). Hope to see you this winter!


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