Boonville Travel Guide

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    Four deer near Boonville, NY
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    Snowy streets of Boonville
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Boonville Things to Do

  • Tug Hill Windmill Farm

    The Tug Hill Plateau is home to the Maple Ridge Wind Farm, currently 120--and soon to be 195--windmills producing enough energy to power 300,000 homes. Sure the windmills are ugly, but the energy they produce helps free us from Arab oil, and the windmills are clean, renewable, virtually silent, and safe. Plus, local property owners receive $6,000...

  • Side trip to Lowville

    Lowville (pronounced lau-ville, rhymes with How) is about 20 miles north of Boonville and has a population of about 3,500. Despite being smaller than Boonville, it boasts a large Kraft factory and a brand new WalMart along with numerous restaurants and the nearby windmill farm.The Lewis County Fair has been held each year in Lowville since 1821.We...

  • Tug Hill Plateau

    The Tug Hill Plateau sits aside Lake Ontario in upstate New York and is one of the snowiest places in America. It covers 160,000 acres at elevations up to 2,000 feet and often receives 200-500 inches of snow in a given year. Tug Hill Plateau offers superb snowmobiling over hundreds of miles of roads and trails. There is also excellent hunting,...

  • Hunting the Tug Hill Plateau

    Hare will shine again!" Famous words of a great NY hare hunter. Tug Hill has numerous areas with good hare populations, especially at the northern end of the plateau near Copenhagen and Lowville.

  • Downtown Boonville

    Boonville's downtown is what downtown areas across the country should emulate. Very walkable, not too much traffic, and lots of restaurants and shops. Boonville's downtown area boasts several great restaurants that we tried during our stay including the Boonville Hotel, the Park House, and Slim's. We also had beers at the historic Hulbert House and...

  • Visit the Adirondacks

    About 20 miles to the east of Boonville is the Adirondack State Forest. This is the largest state forest in the US and it offers numerous things to do such as hunting, camping, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, and animal watching.


Boonville Restaurants

  • Mom's (West Leyden)

    Mom's is a great little off-the-beaten-path restaurant just 5 miles west of Boonville. We went for breakfast after hearing about the place from a friend, and we were certainly pleased! Mom's offers the standard breakfast fare, but also a few unique dishes such as the stuffed pancakes (with meat, eggs, and cheese in the middle) and stuffed French...

  • Boonville Hotel

    the Boonville Hotel was our favorite restaurant in Boonville. With its great seafood, comfortable bar, and friendly staff it would be hard to beat. The first meal I had there was the prime rib with bacon-wrapped scallops a bargain at around $20, which included bread and potato. My second meal here, I enjoyed the hand-cut New York strip at the...

  • Park House Restaurant & Tavern

    The Park House is certainly the nicest and most expensive restaurant in town. There is a nice bar on the right and a clean, spacious dining room on the left. For dinner I had amazing venison tenderloin with gravy for $17 while my companion had a huge portion of penne bolognese for $13. Yuengling drafts were only $2 while coffee was just $1. The...

  • Tug Hill Inn (Montague)

    Located on the northern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau, the Tug Hill Inn is a snowmobilers' oasis in the middle of the forest. We just stopped in for a quick beer, but it seems to be a busy place with good prices. They have a limited menu with basic items such as chili and hamburgers. It appears the Inn part is closed at this time, but give them a...

  • Hulbert House

    Boonville's Hulbert House, built in 1812, is probably the most historic building in the town. It has housed numerous famous guests such as President U.S. Grant, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill Cody, and General Philip Sheridan. This three-story limestone building has a bar and restaurant on the first floor with about 12 guest...

  • Slim's Restaurant

    Slim's seemed like the only location open on an early Sunday morning in Boonville. The food was pretty good, but just the standard breakfast items. They are open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Excellent location in the center of Main Street.


Boonville Nightlife

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    by Ewingjr98 Written Mar 1, 2006

    The American Legion is a members & their guests only club, but seemed to be a very popular spot on a Saturday night in Boonville. Drinks are inexpensive (around $2 for a beer), and the house even bought us a round. They have free popcorn, plus a few other snacks, and you can play instant lottery while watching TV at the bar. This is one of the nicest Legions I have ever been to.

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