NBT Bank Stadium.
NBT Bank Stadium. Steve Guglielmo Photo

Four Ways You Can Celebrate Father’s Day in Central New York

This Father’s Day, there’s no need to search far and wide for the perfect celebration. There are plenty of ways to make the day memorable right here in Central New York. Here are four ideas:

  1. Catch a baseball game. Celebrate Father’s Day with the Syracuse Mets. Their June 16 matchup with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will feature Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act, a jersey giveaway, and a catch with dad on the field once the game is over.
  2. Go canoeing or kayaking. If dad loves the outdoors, take the family to Beaver Lake Nature Center for the day. Canoe and kayak rentals will be available throughout Father’s Day weekend (or you can bring your own, if you’d prefer).
  3. Enjoy a round of golf. This year, treat dad to a day on the golf course (the region is home to more than 60 of them, according to visitcentralnewyork.com, so you’ll have plenty to choose from). If miniature golf is more your speed, visit our summer activities guide for a list of local options.
  4. Take a boat tour. Dad and the kids will both enjoy a narrated boat ride on Skaneateles Lake. Mid-Lakes Navigation offers sightseeing cruises, lunch/dinner cruises, and mailboat cruises – and you can easily book them online.
Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo. Robin Barnes Photo

Local Specials

City of Syracuse Department of Park & Recreation
Purchase a greens fee on June 16, and receive a complimentary round of golf for fathers, grandfathers, or caregivers.
Where: 300 Coleridge Ave., Syracuse (Burnet Park Golf Course); 100 Caleb Ave., Syracuse (Sunnycrest Golf Course)
More information: syr.gov.

Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo
Admission for fathers is free (but you must purchase one child admission).
Where: 5135 Rome-New London Road, Rome.
More information: fortrickey.com.

La Fleur de Beauté
Through June, La Fleur de Beauté is offering three pedicures for $110, three facials for $150, and three massages for $180.
Where: 6900 Highbridge Road, Fayetteville.
More information: lafleurdayspa.com.
The Wild Animal Park
Mention the zoo’s Facebook post, and fathers will be treated to a $5 discount and a train ride.
Where: 7621 Lakeport Road, Chittenango.
More information: thewildpark.com.

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