This fall foliage tour visits places like the Farmer's Museum, Fenimore House Museum, where life masks of prominent 19th century Americans are displayed and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
"James Fenimore Cooper Territory"
iscover this tour's glorious pastoral settings that are typical of the central New York
landscape. Beautiful farmland vistas abound around every turn along with brilliant fall colors at their peak of glory. Stops include Cooperstown, NY, home of a plethora of world renowned sites like the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmer's Museum, Fenimore House, and the Otesaga Hotel.
Cooperstown is named after James Fenimore Cooper who wrote The Last of the Mohicans and other famous historical fiction novels. He gave exposure to a rather forgotten Indian tribe in our country's heritage. No, Chingachook was not the last of the Mohicans. This tribe still exists and is thriving in Wisconsin. Many are making a pilgrimage back to their origins in Stockbridge, Massachusetts where they were patriot allies in the American Revolution.
This tour has been developed in cooperation with the Safflyn Corporation. www.safflyn.com
||Approximately 45 miles
Average temperature: 51 degrees with a range of 40-61 degrees. Note however, temperatures have been known to dip below that mark.
||per person for tent camping option at Gelston Castle Estate.
||Day trip option for Saturday or Sunday
||Day trip option with dinner on Saturday or Sunday
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20% of all proceeds will be donated to the Green Leadership Institute.
Cost excludes attraction entrance fees, Saturday and Sunday lunch and alcoholic beverages.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Minimum of 10 and maximum 100 participants who wish to camp in tents on the grounds of the estate. A large tent will be set up to shelter all tents underneath. Outdoor showers and porta potty facilities available.
This tour is self guided. It includes 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners. It is equipped with two support vehicles, one for on road bicycle repair. Participants are expected to bring bicycles that are in excellent working order with at least one spare tube in case of a flat tire along with their helmets, a lock, appropriate seasonal attire and a cell phone if one is owned. Transportation to a local bicycle shop is available if needed. Note that during the fall this geographic location may require rain gear and warm clothing worn preferably in layers. Helmets are required.
Directions to Gelston Castle Estate:
From NYC: Take I-87 North to I-90 West to Exit 30 (Mohawk / Herkimer) make left at light and merge right onto Rt 5S West. Follow to Rt. 28 South (Mohawk) make left. Follow to top of 2.5 mile climb. See a sign for Denison Corners on your right. Opposite the sign on your left is Robinson Rd. Turn left onto Robinson Road. Follow Robinson Road for approximately 3.3 miles. Look for brown sign with yellow letters that says Gelsten Castle . Turn right here. Follow estate road 0.8 miles until you reach the end at the registration point.
From Albany & Buffalo: Exit 30 on I-90. Make left at light and merge right onto Rt 5S West. Follow to Rt. 28 South (Mohawk) make left. Follow to top of 2.5 mile climb. See a sign for Denison Corners on your right. Opposite the sign on your left is Robinson Rd. Turn left onto Robinson Road. Follow Robinson Road for approximately 3.3 miles. Look for brown sign with yellow letters that says Gelsten Castle . Turn right here. Follow estate road 0.8 miles until you reach the end at the registration point.
Note: Refunds up to and including October 2nd are 50%. Living history entertainment subject to change depending on performer availability.
Additional bike support services provided by Cooperstown Bicycle Works