Fayetteville Travel Guide

  • The bar area at Limestone Grill
    The bar area at Limestone Grill
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  • Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
    Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
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  • Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
    Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
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Fayetteville Things to Do

  • The Stickley House

    The Stickley family lived just a couple of blocks from their furniture factory. The house still displays its grandeur in its size and decoration saved from the time of Leopold Stickley himself.The contents were sold in an estate auction in 1982, but the house remains.

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  • Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation

    One of the beautiful Federal era homes on E. Genesee was the home of early an social justice advocate, Matilda Joslyn Gage. It is now the home of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, which, in addition to maintaining the house and its exhibits, supports social justice events in the area. You can visit the house, but you should call first to learn...

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  • Stickley Furniture Factory I

    The Stickley Furniture Company made its furniture in this factory for many years. It was on my route to school every day -- you sure could smell the glue:(.Furniture was made here from 1900-1985 when the factory was moved to Manlius, NY [the town next door:)]

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  • Grover Cleveland slept here

    The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908), lived in this house from the ages of 4 to 13. It is a private home.

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  • Green Lakes State Park

    This is a beautiful park - I just found out that it's been named to the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation (I'm not sure where on the list it is, but it's on it!). The park is large, and has 2 small lakes in them. They are green in the right light. They are 2 of 15 lakes which the bottom and top layers of water never mix. There is a great path...

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  • Wellwood Park II

    The park was more than the lake. The municipal festivities for Memorial Day and the 4th of July were held here -- with plenty of music, flags and boring speeches:).Please click on the link below for pictures of the 2003 Memorial Parade -- you'll recognize the park -- where all parades end up in Fayetteville!

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  • Stickley Furniture Factory II

    The office area of the old factory building has now been renovated to house the Fayetteville Free Library. They did it with a lot of Craftsman touches.

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  • Wellwood School

    When I started school back in the dark ages this was the building for all grades of the Fayetteville school district. After we merged with nearby Manlius -- thus giving up maroon and white for green and white, this was the high school. So I attended grade school and high school in this building! It is now a "middle school".There was an old oak tree...

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  • The old public library

    When I was growing up the public library was in this building. After a few expansions it outgrew this space on Genesee St. Check out my Stickley tips for the new location!.I have many happy memories of walking to this building and taking out books.

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Fayetteville Restaurants

  • Good Fishin'

    Bone Fish Grill is a chain that feels like a fine seafood restaurant. I've eaten at the one in Fayetteville a number of times and have never been disappointed. Unless you are going early (they open at 4pm) a reservation would be a good idea. You would ask:) It's a toss-up between the Bacon Wrapped Atlantic Sea Scallops with chutney + mango salsa...

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  • More fine food in a new setting

    The restaurant was opened after the Inn was clearly a success. The food is upscale American and, was with Arad Evans, the best food in town. I think the quality has slipped since then. Recently the food has been greasy, nice menu items have been enlarged, portion-wise and look less appealing. The restaurant shares the Craftsman/Stickley ambiance of...

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  • Eat with the locals

    Hullar's has existed as long as I have known. It's semi-rustic interior is a magnet for old-time locals. Food? Hamburgers, tuna melts, french fries .. you get the idea.

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Fayetteville Shopping

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    by kooka3 Written Jan 7, 2004

    This is run by 2 local women, and they've done a great job. The store has grown a lot since they've opened it. They only sell paperbacks which are half price. They will give 25% of the price in credit for books you bring in, but because they've grown so much and have limited space for books, they are very picky about the quality of the books they accept. They also won't take books if they already have several of the same title.

    Recently they've expanded to sell audio books as well. Sometimes they carry new books which they'll sell at 20% off. They usually also carry "extras" like bookmarks, book covers, etc.

    What to pay: Used books/audiobooks are half of the publisher's price.

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Fayetteville Local Customs

  • Fight development & growth

    Compared to most suburban areas in the country, this place and surrounding countryside is anti-progress. I go back here every couple years and nothing seems to change. Very boring if you like places that prosper.

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  • All seasons at Green Lake State Park

    In the summer we would swim in the lake, of course, but in the winter our families had the interesting tradition of winter picnics. Here is a picture of one of those -- as well as one of me on my butt at the ice-skating rink.

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Fayetteville Off The Beaten Path

  • Old Erie Canal State Historic Park @...

    Technically in the Town of Dewitt, west of Fayetteville, The Cedar Bay Picnic Area provides access to the 36 miles of trails that constitute The Old Erie Canal Historical Park. This part is near the Butternut Aqueduct.

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  • "Paper Mill Hill"

    The street we lived on crossed the creek and then took a bend as it went around the paper mill, down a hill obviously. This is where we would sled when there was snow. It was a *bit* adventerous as the road did curve so YOU had to steer well and also hope nothing was coming up the hill *lol* This picture is of the abandoned building after you round...

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Fayetteville Sports & Outdoors

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    by kooka3 Written Mar 8, 2005

    The Four Seasons Golf/Ski Resort is touted as the smallest Ski Resort in the US. I'd believe it. It's a great slope for people to learn on, or if you need a cheap place to practice or play on the jumps. OR -- bring your kids there with sleds/inner tubes. They have a tubing hill - no need to haul yourself up the hill!! :)

    They've recently expanded their skiing area, and you can go through paths in the woods. They also have about 4 miles of cross-country ski trails.

    In the summer, they have golf driving ranges and batting cages, and they've recently added a mini-golf section.

    Equipment: They have a ski shop with rentals or bring your own stuff.

    Alpine Hill EXPRESS Double Chairlift:
    Thursday-Friday, 5:00pm-9:30pm
    Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
    Holidays, 10:00am-5:00pm

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    • Golf
    • Skiing and Boarding

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