Verona/Sylvan Beach

Getaway to Verona/Sylvan Beach

Sylvan Beach

You can sail forever on Oneida Lake. Twenty-two miles long and five miles wide, it’s the largest lake in New York State and home of the historic community of Sylvan Beach. There is the wonderful midway at the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, with everything from bumper cars to the Galaxi roller coaster. Oneida Lake offers water sports and restaurants, picnics, sailing, fishing, nature hikes, or just relaxing in the sun. In the nearby town of Oneida, you can explore the Shako:wi Cultural Center, an Oneida Indian Nation museum with an impressive collection of artifacts and artwork, traditional crafts, and photographic images on display.

Oneida lake, created 12,000 years ago at the end of the Ice Age, was originally a vast inland sea called Lake Iroquois covering much of Central New York.

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The city of Sherrill has its own place in history. Known as the Turkey Street settlement in the mid-19th century, it was the home of the utopian Oneida Community until 1880 and the birthplace of the silverware giant Oneida Limited. Today you can tour this National Historic Landmark. See the Oneida Community Mansion House; enjoy the gardens, the museum, fine dining, and seasonal events.

Sherrill is the smallest city in New York State and one most historically significant.

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Verona is home to the incomparable Turning Stone Resort Casino, a 1,200 acre resort featuring luxurious accommodations, championship golf courses, spas, restaurants, and entertainment on a grand scale. Racing anyone? Vernon Downs Casino Hotel features the legendary Miracle Mile Harness Race track, plus the casino, fine dining, accommodations, and daily racing simulcasts.

The Vernon Center Green Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

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