Buckheart Pond Guidebook

Kari

Buckheart Pond Guidebook

Food scene
Wishy’s is a Croghan staple in the summer. Mid-day is the best time to go, as the lines can stretch down the road on summer evenings. Enjoy hard and soft ice cream, root beer floats, and cold brew coffee!
Good Ol' Wishy's
9779 NY-812
Wishy’s is a Croghan staple in the summer. Mid-day is the best time to go, as the lines can stretch down the road on summer evenings. Enjoy hard and soft ice cream, root beer floats, and cold brew coffee!
Eddies is our go-to place for burgers, marinated chicken breasts, fresh cheese curd, jerked pork, and their famous Croghan Balogna! You have to try the balogna while you’re in town.
Eddie's Meat Market
10867 NY-812
Eddies is our go-to place for burgers, marinated chicken breasts, fresh cheese curd, jerked pork, and their famous Croghan Balogna! You have to try the balogna while you’re in town.
In the mood for pizza? Call Vinny’s. We always order the large square pizza with wings OR steak and cheese subs. The chicken wing pizza is delicious!! It takes a while to cook, and there is no delivery, but it’s worth the wait.
Vinny's Pizzeria
9786 New York 812
In the mood for pizza? Call Vinny’s. We always order the large square pizza with wings OR steak and cheese subs. The chicken wing pizza is delicious!! It takes a while to cook, and there is no delivery, but it’s worth the wait.
Jebs is a family staple. The kids love getting the "Big Friends Meal" and our son's favorite is two mac n cheeses with a side of mac n cheese :) They're a classic American restaurant with a big menu and a full service bar. We've never had a bad meal at Jebs.
Jeb's Restaurant
5403 Shady Ave
Jebs is a family staple. The kids love getting the "Big Friends Meal" and our son's favorite is two mac n cheeses with a side of mac n cheese :) They're a classic American restaurant with a big menu and a full service bar. We've never had a bad meal at Jebs.
Miller's has excellent pre-made macaroni and potato salads and a meat counter with steaks, scallops, jerked meat, and more. You won't regret stopping by!
Miller's Meat Market
6525 Number 4 Rd
Miller's has excellent pre-made macaroni and potato salads and a meat counter with steaks, scallops, jerked meat, and more. You won't regret stopping by!
Classic American diner serving breakfast food. They’re only open until noon and they always have a breakfast special. It’s a great during-the-week breakfast spot.
Gary's
5424 Shady Ave
Classic American diner serving breakfast food. They’re only open until noon and they always have a breakfast special. It’s a great during-the-week breakfast spot.
Just under thirty minutes away, this no-frills pizza joint has great NY-style pizza and wings. Place an order for pick up and bring it back to eat at home.
New York Pizzeria
7580 South State Street
Just under thirty minutes away, this no-frills pizza joint has great NY-style pizza and wings. Place an order for pick up and bring it back to eat at home.
Popular Italian restaurant with nightly dinner specials and excellent pizza and wings for takeout.
Stefano's Pizzeria & Restaurant
258 State Street
Popular Italian restaurant with nightly dinner specials and excellent pizza and wings for takeout.
Cute and cozy breakfast and lunch restaurant. Try the eggs Benedict on their homemade English muffin!
Pioneer Cafe
Cute and cozy breakfast and lunch restaurant. Try the eggs Benedict on their homemade English muffin!
Excellent coffee in a cozy setting! This is a great place to work for a couple Of hours or to take the kids for one of their signature bagel sandwiches.
PB&J Cafe
7409 Utica Boulevard
Excellent coffee in a cozy setting! This is a great place to work for a couple Of hours or to take the kids for one of their signature bagel sandwiches.
If you’re in the mood for ice cream, drive here for delicious treats! The cones are large and yummy. If you’re celebrating anything, grab one of their ice cream cakes!
Treats & Tiques
44028 New York 3
If you’re in the mood for ice cream, drive here for delicious treats! The cones are large and yummy. If you’re celebrating anything, grab one of their ice cream cakes!
If you’re looking for a classic diner breakfast, head across the Old State Road to Carthage and grab a table at the Church Street Diner. The daily special won’t disappoint.
The Church Street Diner
107 Church Street
If you’re looking for a classic diner breakfast, head across the Old State Road to Carthage and grab a table at the Church Street Diner. The daily special won’t disappoint.
Be sure to make a reservation before heading here for dinner. Our family loves to order the S’mores served at a high-top bar table.
Zero Dock Street Restaurant & Bar
130 Canal Street
Be sure to make a reservation before heading here for dinner. Our family loves to order the S’mores served at a high-top bar table.
Sightseeing
This small local museum is a great place to visit when you’re in town getting ice cream. I’m the winter the museum hosts pancake breakfast and “wax on snow” events, where you can taste the local favorite: warm maple syrup drizzled on fresh packed snowballs.
American Maple Museum
This small local museum is a great place to visit when you’re in town getting ice cream. I’m the winter the museum hosts pancake breakfast and “wax on snow” events, where you can taste the local favorite: warm maple syrup drizzled on fresh packed snowballs.
Walk a short trail to a scenic waterfall, picnic area, and rustic campsite. Drive up the Jerden Falls Road three miles, turn right just over the bridge on the Blanchard Creek Truck Trail, park under the power lines and hike in from there!
Jerden Falls
Walk a short trail to a scenic waterfall, picnic area, and rustic campsite. Drive up the Jerden Falls Road three miles, turn right just over the bridge on the Blanchard Creek Truck Trail, park under the power lines and hike in from there!
Alexandria Bay is just over an hour away and is a great town to visit in the summer. They have restaurants and shopping in town, as well as boat cruises that go to Boldt Castle.
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Boldt Castle & Boldt Yacht House
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Alexandria Bay is just over an hour away and is a great town to visit in the summer. They have restaurants and shopping in town, as well as boat cruises that go to Boldt Castle.
This small two-story museum is in the old train station. There is a large collection of train and railroad-related antiques worth checking out. A few times a year they offer free rides on the rails!
Railway Historical Society
9781 New York 812
This small two-story museum is in the old train station. There is a large collection of train and railroad-related antiques worth checking out. A few times a year they offer free rides on the rails!
Soft Maple Reservoir is a beautiful reservoir located by Eagle Falls, New York. Fish species present in the lake are tiger muskie, white sucker, pickerel, smallmouth bass, rock bass, yellow perch, and black bullhead. Gorgeous place to picnic. The Soft Maple Campground has a beach with a lifeguard. Visitors can swim for $5 a day.
Soft Maple Reservoir
Soft Maple Reservoir is a beautiful reservoir located by Eagle Falls, New York. Fish species present in the lake are tiger muskie, white sucker, pickerel, smallmouth bass, rock bass, yellow perch, and black bullhead. Gorgeous place to picnic. The Soft Maple Campground has a beach with a lifeguard. Visitors can swim for $5 a day.
The Beaver River Canoe Route is a popular paddle trail for visitor and locals alike. Put in here and spend a gorgeous day on the water!
Beaver River Canoe Access
10262 Taylorville Road
The Beaver River Canoe Route is a popular paddle trail for visitor and locals alike. Put in here and spend a gorgeous day on the water!
Local places
If you’re traveling with your furry friend(s), there is nobody better than Renee, wonder of Pawprints Dog Grooming to get them all cleaned up and ready for the trip back home.
Pawprints
9807 Main Street
If you’re traveling with your furry friend(s), there is nobody better than Renee, wonder of Pawprints Dog Grooming to get them all cleaned up and ready for the trip back home.
Tiny but delicious chocolate shop. People travel from hundreds of miles to buy holiday chocolates in winter and spring. Stop in to try our favorite - the Lumberjack Bar!
Croghan Candy Kitchen
9740 New York 812
Tiny but delicious chocolate shop. People travel from hundreds of miles to buy holiday chocolates in winter and spring. Stop in to try our favorite - the Lumberjack Bar!
Stop in here for any hardware need that might arise. The second floor is an outdoor shop with all the gear you’ll need for hunting and fishing during your stay.
Buckingham Hardware & Great Outdoors
9801 Main St
Stop in here for any hardware need that might arise. The second floor is an outdoor shop with all the gear you’ll need for hunting and fishing during your stay.
This adorable boutique is about a 35 minute drive from the house and perfect if you’re on a girls trip or just in the mood for some local shopping. They carry candles, home goods, plants, pet stuff, and baby items.
The Farmhouse Boutique
6494 Ramos Road
This adorable boutique is about a 35 minute drive from the house and perfect if you’re on a girls trip or just in the mood for some local shopping. They carry candles, home goods, plants, pet stuff, and baby items.
This town park has a playground, pavilion for picnicking, an ice pavilion in the winter and a freshwater pool with lifeguard in the summer!
Croghan Recreation Park
9578 Park Drive
This town park has a playground, pavilion for picnicking, an ice pavilion in the winter and a freshwater pool with lifeguard in the summer!
If you're in the mood for a drink and don't want to go far, stop by "The Belfort." It is a classic dive bar, complete with taxidermy on the walls, a bar-food menu, darts, and a pool table. Whatever you're thinking about wearing, change into something more comfortable first ;)
Belfort Inn
7705 Long Pond Rd
If you're in the mood for a drink and don't want to go far, stop by "The Belfort." It is a classic dive bar, complete with taxidermy on the walls, a bar-food menu, darts, and a pool table. Whatever you're thinking about wearing, change into something more comfortable first ;)
If you’re traveling with kids, Old McDonald’s Farm is a great place to spend an afternoon. They have seasonal treats and lots of hands on animal experiences!
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Old McDonald's Farm
14369 County Road 145
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If you’re traveling with kids, Old McDonald’s Farm is a great place to spend an afternoon. They have seasonal treats and lots of hands on animal experiences!
Small local ski/snowboard hill with a good “bunny hill” area for beginners. They have rentals and offer lessons.
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Dry Hill Ski Area
18160 Alpine Ridge Rd
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Small local ski/snowboard hill with a good “bunny hill” area for beginners. They have rentals and offer lessons.
Local ski/snowboarding hill with rental shop and lessons. There are a few chair lifts and several small hills at varying levels of difficulty. Great place to spend the day skiing or snowboarding.
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Snow Ridge Ski Resort
4173 West Road
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Local ski/snowboarding hill with rental shop and lessons. There are a few chair lifts and several small hills at varying levels of difficulty. Great place to spend the day skiing or snowboarding.
About an hour and forty minute drive away is this full service casino with hotel, shops, restaurants, golf course, concert venue, and spa. You can plan to spend the whole day and utilize all they have to offer.
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Turning Stone Resort Casino
5218 Patrick Road
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About an hour and forty minute drive away is this full service casino with hotel, shops, restaurants, golf course, concert venue, and spa. You can plan to spend the whole day and utilize all they have to offer.
Popular bar along the snowmobile trail on the Tug Hill Plateau. Check out the trail map and ride from the house to Tuggers
Tuggers Grill Bar & Campground
544 New York 177
Popular bar along the snowmobile trail on the Tug Hill Plateau. Check out the trail map and ride from the house to Tuggers
Kovach’s has a reputation as the best snowmobile people around. They repair snowmobile, and have clothing for riders in stock. Fuel up With their 91 octane fuel with no ethanol.
Kovach Repair & Snowmobile Rental
5728 Long Point Road
Kovach’s has a reputation as the best snowmobile people around. They repair snowmobile, and have clothing for riders in stock. Fuel up With their 91 octane fuel with no ethanol.
When you arrive at Lowlands Whitetails Deer Hunting Ranch you’ll immediately notice the highly developed, thick underbrush that permeates through the entire ranch. This type of terrain adds challenge and intrigue to your hunt. They invite everyone from the avid hunter to someone looking for a beautiful addition to their whitetail trophy collection to come see and take a tour of their facilities.
Lowlands Whitetails
8961 Number Three Road
When you arrive at Lowlands Whitetails Deer Hunting Ranch you’ll immediately notice the highly developed, thick underbrush that permeates through the entire ranch. This type of terrain adds challenge and intrigue to your hunt. They invite everyone from the avid hunter to someone looking for a beautiful addition to their whitetail trophy collection to come see and take a tour of their facilities.
The Lowville Demonstration Area is located on 92 acres at the former Lowville Tree Nursery on Route 812 north of Lowville. A nature trail with numbered stops winds through the variety of tree stands, and is good for hiking and biking in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area
7319 New York 812
The Lowville Demonstration Area is located on 92 acres at the former Lowville Tree Nursery on Route 812 north of Lowville. A nature trail with numbered stops winds through the variety of tree stands, and is good for hiking and biking in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Open April - November, this cute little shop is a must-see in Lewis County. You’ll find that great little gift you’ve been looking for!
West Martinsburg Mercantile
4815 West Martinsburg Road
Open April - November, this cute little shop is a must-see in Lewis County. You’ll find that great little gift you’ve been looking for!
This family goat farm makes their own gelato that is absolutely to die for! It’s with a stop for the whole family.
Hidden Pastures Dairy
5115 New York 12
This family goat farm makes their own gelato that is absolutely to die for! It’s with a stop for the whole family.
If you’re a member, stop in for a drink and some great conversation with the locals. As with most legions, drinks are very reasonably priced.
American Legion
9833 Main Street
If you’re a member, stop in for a drink and some great conversation with the locals. As with most legions, drinks are very reasonably priced.
The Catholic Church in Croghan has weekly services attended by many locals.
St. Stephen's Parish
9748 Main Street
The Catholic Church in Croghan has weekly services attended by many locals.
This Methodist church is just fifteen minutes from the house and has regular services in which all are welcome!
Beaver Falls United Methodist Church
6508 Lefevre Street
This Methodist church is just fifteen minutes from the house and has regular services in which all are welcome!
The Croghan Mennonite Church hosts regular services and maintains weekly kids events
Croghan Mennonite Church
The Croghan Mennonite Church hosts regular services and maintains weekly kids events
City/town information
Lowville is a cute town less than thirty minutes away. They have cute shops as well as some recognizable chains like McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Walmart. Be sure to check out the Lowville Cheese Store!
Lowville
Lowville is a cute town less than thirty minutes away. They have cute shops as well as some recognizable chains like McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Walmart. Be sure to check out the Lowville Cheese Store!
Carthage is less than a thirty minute drive from the house. It has a cute antique shop, some great restaurants, and some recognizable spots like Aldi’s, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts and Pizza Hut.
Carthage
Carthage is less than a thirty minute drive from the house. It has a cute antique shop, some great restaurants, and some recognizable spots like Aldi’s, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts and Pizza Hut.
Watertown is our closest city at just under an hour’s drive away from the house. There is a small airport in Watertown with a few American Airlines flights a day, as well as every other store or restaurant chain you could think of.
Watertown
Watertown is our closest city at just under an hour’s drive away from the house. There is a small airport in Watertown with a few American Airlines flights a day, as well as every other store or restaurant chain you could think of.
This quaint town has lots of local shops, coffee joints, and restaurants. It’s about an hour and a half drive and is a great place to spend the day year-round. Old Forge is known for its friendly deer that wander around town.
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Old Forge
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This quaint town has lots of local shops, coffee joints, and restaurants. It’s about an hour and a half drive and is a great place to spend the day year-round. Old Forge is known for its friendly deer that wander around town.
Harrisville is a tiny town about a 20 minute drive from the house. They have a pizza place, bowling alley, and a restaurant and pretty picnic spots along the river.
Harrisville
Harrisville is a tiny town about a 20 minute drive from the house. They have a pizza place, bowling alley, and a restaurant and pretty picnic spots along the river.
About a two-hour drive from the house, Lake Placid is a village near the lake of the same name, in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. It's known as a Winter Olympics venue and a hub for snow sports and other outdoor pursuits. In the center of town, Mirror Lake has a trail around the shoreline. there are plenty of restaurants and shops to make this a very worthwhile day trip in any season.
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Lake Placid
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About a two-hour drive from the house, Lake Placid is a village near the lake of the same name, in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. It's known as a Winter Olympics venue and a hub for snow sports and other outdoor pursuits. In the center of town, Mirror Lake has a trail around the shoreline. there are plenty of restaurants and shops to make this a very worthwhile day trip in any season.