Tourism Season Revving Up

By Kody Fisher

Published 05/09 2014 06:37PM

Updated 05/09 2014 06:38PM

The tourism season is starting to rev up with the warm weather we've been seeing.


One rare spot in Central New York is one of the big draws.


Oneida county tourism said the industry is never consistent.

"Always weather dependent.  Our outdoor activities, festivals, fairs and events, they really rely on the good weather," said Oneida County tourism president Kelly Blazosky.

She says brewers and distilleries are a big draw for tourism, as well as turning stone with concerts.


The outdoors are also a big draw.


"Sylvan beach is again one of those great outdoor draws.  People come from a really large area to come and visit and enjoy the beach,” said Blazosky.

While there’s a lot of things in Oneida County for people to go and see one in particular that is a little bit more special to go and see and that is Trenton falls, which opens this weekend.

"We normally have about two thousand people a weekend.  Most of them come back," said Trenton Councilwoman Betsy Mack.

The falls are only open three weekends a year.

"It helps our businesses, because people will stop at the restaurants and they'll stop at the stores when they come up here," said Mack.

Tourism experts say the full arrival of warm weather means more business for everyone.

"Hoping that all of that pent up energy that everyone had over the bitter cold winter really gets them out and moving in upstate New York and Central New York," said Blazosky.

Oneida County tourism says one of the newest, most popular and biggest tourism draws for Central New York is the booming brewing industry.

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