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Old 03-31-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Would this be a good or bad idea? My family and I are planning a visit to this area during the summer, and we are considering the week of the 4th. We thought it would be interesting to see how other parts of the country celebrated this national holiday (we currently live in Northern California) and it also is a good time for us to go, business-wise.

My concern is that everything will be so crowded and jam-packed with tourists (which includes us) that we won't really be able to enjoy the ambience of the area. I've lived in small towns that are tourist destinations, and while the hustle and bustle can be invigorating, it can also wear thin quickly and become annoying. This trip means a lot to me, as I am originally from this area, and it is my first trip back in over 30 years! Naturally, I want it to be a special experience for me and my family. Can any of you give opinions/suggestions as to the wisdom of choosing this particular time to visit there? We have not booked anything yet, so we are flexible and can change the plan, but I don't want to wait too long. Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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Where, specifically are you looking at going? It really depends on where you go.

I live in a very small town that has a 4th of July parade, carnival, fireworks, bake sales, etc....

Some place like Ithaca, they have a large fireworks display at (I know i'm gonna screw up the spelling of this...) Schoellkopf Field up at Cornell.

It just depends on where in the region that you're going to be visiting.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:12 AM
 
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Thanks for responding to my post. We will be staying in Skaneateles, or just right outside of it. My concern isn't finding something to do, as I've heard that several towns in the area have their own July 4th celebrations. I'm just afraid it will be a zoo, not only on the 4th, but that entire week, as well. I don't know how busy it gets, although I know mid-summer is when it's going to be the most crowded. I guess it's a trade off - we want to go when it's the warmest so we can enjoy the outdoors, but then you have to put up with the crowds, I guess. What town do you live in, Lauri?
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:11 AM
 
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We always go home to visit in July..usually during July 4th and go to our cottage on Keuka..I have never noticed more crowds of people at that time of year in the towns (verses other summer weekends/times) If you plan to go swimming the water is warmer in August
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:32 AM
 
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Yes, Skaneateles will be a zoo. Mo's and Bluewater will be packed with college kids on break, you'll see a lot of Florida tags (mine included), boaters will be out, people with summer homes will be in. Skaneateles becomes an entirely different beast during the summer. Parking is crazy.
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Tompkins County
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Thanks for responding to my post. We will be staying in Skaneateles, or just right outside of it. My concern isn't finding something to do, as I've heard that several towns in the area have their own July 4th celebrations. I'm just afraid it will be a zoo, not only on the 4th, but that entire week, as well. I don't know how busy it gets, although I know mid-summer is when it's going to be the most crowded. I guess it's a trade off - we want to go when it's the warmest so we can enjoy the outdoors, but then you have to put up with the crowds, I guess. What town do you live in, Lauri?
Sorry, but I really don't know much about that area up there at all. Wish I could help you out more!

I live in a really little town called Candor. It's in Tioga County, but way south of where you're planning on going.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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go to geneseo NY they have a festival a free family concert etc

vist this website http://www.geneseony.com/
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:48 PM
 
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Would this be a good or bad idea? My family and I are planning a visit to this area during the summer, and we are considering the week of the 4th. We thought it would be interesting to see how other parts of the country celebrated this national holiday (we currently live in Northern California) and it also is a good time for us to go, business-wise.

My concern is that everything will be so crowded and jam-packed with tourists (which includes us) that we won't really be able to enjoy the ambience of the area. I've lived in small towns that are tourist destinations, and while the hustle and bustle can be invigorating, it can also wear thin quickly and become annoying. This trip means a lot to me, as I am originally from this area, and it is my first trip back in over 30 years! Naturally, I want it to be a special experience for me and my family. Can any of you give opinions/suggestions as to the wisdom of choosing this particular time to visit there? We have not booked anything yet, so we are flexible and can change the plan, but I don't want to wait too long. Thanks in advance!
Do you realize that the 4th of July week 2007 was the only bad weather week from May to October in Upstate NY this past year? We had a major drought the rest of the summer. Most lawns were brown by September. Even stopped mowing for a few weeks. Too bad you didn't pick any other week in June, July, August, or September to visit.

This November and December weather is making up for the great weather May through October though. November was cloudier than average and December is much cloudier and snowier than average.

Not to get this thread too off topic, but....through the years I've come to see how important weather is during a first visit. I've seen totally different reactions to Upstate NY just based on weather. If it was warm/sunny most visitors will say they love it here. If it was cloudy/cold/rainy/snowy most visitors will not come away with a good impression of Upstate NY.

World class cities like Montreal are so impressive that weather doesn't factor in as much as it does with Upstate NY cities. That's why it's my belief that Syracuse/Rochester etc. need to become much more visually impressive. Visitors need to see modern buildings, a nice skyline, grand boulevards and greeted with a sophisticated population to be left with a favorable impression. Problem with trying to achieve this is that Upstate NY is held back by the State of New York's terrible business climate and Upstate New Yorkers fear of change.

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Old 12-20-2007, 07:44 PM
 
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I agree with what everyone says... Skaneateles will be a Zoo! It is a Zoo just in the summer I cannot imagine Skaneateles on the 4th!

Do what Melcat says and visit Keuka Lake... If you want PM me and I will send you links to places that rent out cottages on the lake nightly weekly etc...... Not too many people know or care about Keuka, but once you do you realize you have found a hidden GEM!
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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If you don't stay here atleast try to visit the The outlet trail... There are a coipl places in Penn Yan you can easily park... http://www.winecountrycabins.com/parks/keuka-outlet


Image I yanked from a B&B site...


The outlet


The outlet trail
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