Excuse me? Leatherstocking? A leatherstocking is a deerskin garment worn by early trappers and settlers of the region in and around Blossvale New York. Think The Last of the Mohicans and you’ll be on the right track because much of the action in the novel was centered around what is now known as the Leatherstocking Region. And, while you may not run into Natty Bumpo, Chingachgook and Hawkeye in Blossvale NY, you will find many of the area’s county, city and street names are of Native American origin or are the surnames of Revolutionary war figures.
It’s easy to find Blossvale. New York maps show the town and the Central Leatherstocking Region bounded by interstates 81, 90 and 88. So you’ll have no trouble getting to and from Blossvale NY and the many activities you and your family and friends will enjoy here.
With so many natural attractions – forests, trails, lakes, rivers, in the region – two of the top things to do in Blossvale NY are hiking and camping. The region has many campgrounds, from the more rough-and-tumble ( the kind that are best for pitching your tent and leaving your electronic items at home) to RV campgrounds complete with a pool, coffee shop, boat rental (if on a lake), miniature golf for the kids at heart in your party and, of course, electrical hookups.
Speaking of lakes, Lake Oneida lies just a few miles and a short drive southwest of Blossvale. New York borders the great lake, Lake Ontario, but at 22 miles in length, Lake Oneida is the largest lake entirely within the state. It also serves as a link in the Erie Canal.
Naturally, Lake Oneida offers those of us who enjoy the outdoors a true wealth of activities, from fishing, boating, sailing, swimming and just lounging around on a marina’s docks or on one of Lake Oneida’s beaches.
Is history more to your liking? Blossvale New York’s location in the Central Leatherstocking Region means you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy touring a historic 19th century village, visit a Native American museum. You also can enjoy the ballet or sample wine at a regional winery.
And lets not forget antiques in Blossvale. New York has so much history, you’ll find dozens of antique shops large and small in the surrounding areas. And what’s the perfect way to end a day of antiquing? Sleeping in an historic and cozy bed and breakfast. Blossvale NY is smackdab in a region known for its wonderful B and Bs. Have young ones who need amusing? Head on back to Lake Oneida for the thrill rides of the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park.
Got gambling fever? The region surrounding Blossvale New York offers you several casinos, with not a few hotel/casino combinations to tempt your lucky streak.