Central New York is a sports & outdoor enthusiast's hub. Play golf, tennis, and bocce. Sail, hike, bike, swim, curl, and ski. Go fishing, climbing, bird watching. Take part in the famous Boilermaker Road Race. Snowmobile, ice fish, ski, skate and snowshoe. Shoot some hoops, test your skill at a batting cage or go horseback riding. If you have the will, the Upstate NY region near our cabin rentals have the way. There’s so much to see and do here during your visit to Wellnesste Lodge & Nature Sanctuary!

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Bird Watching in Central New York

Wellnesste’s rich biodiversity is teaming with bird life. Bird enthusiasts can often find bald eagles in March (the record is seven in one day) and a plethora of songbirds from April through early September. In addition to the great birding on nearly 60 acres here at Wellnesste Lodge, you can explore the many wonderful wild areas of the Tug Hill Plateau and the Adirondacks for exciting feathered sightings and sounds. [ Read More... ]

Cross-Country Skiing in Central New York

The quiet “whoosh, whoosh, whoosh” of your skis slipping through the central New York powdery goodness of winter… that’s what cross-country ski enthusiasts love about the abundant snow at Wellnesste Lodge in Central NY. With some 60 acres to explore including open fields, river frontage and woods right on the property, it’s no wonder that Wellnesste is considered one of the top cabin rental & family ski vacation spots in the region. [ Read More... ]

Downhill Skiing in Central New York

Powder… oodles and oodles of powder. That’s what central New York ski slopes are known for. Slopes along the Tug Hill Plateau have the distinction of record snowfall east of the Rocky Mountains (374” is the record to date) and the Adirondacks offer Olympic quality mountains for all levels. [ Read More... ]

Fishing in Upstate and Central New York

Here at Wellnesste Lodge, we are fortunate to look after over half a mile of river frontage on the East Branch of Fish Creek. Our river and ponds are perfect for fly fishing and trout fishing. There are also Atlantic Salmon in the river, which were reintroduced to the ecosystem in 1997. Fishers love coming to the Tug Hill to fish in our river and the plentiful lakes that sprinkle central and upstate New York. [ Read More... ]

Hiking in Upstate NY and Central New York

Hiking is incredibly popular in our area. Wellnesste Lodge is within driving distance of America's largest state park (the Adirondack Park which is over 600,000 acres), which offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore.  Our private 60 acres offers several miles of trails right outside your cabin door so if you want to just "chill" and wander on the property for a little hike, that's more than possible! [ Read More... ]

Kayaking in Central New York

Kayakers come from near and far and use Wellnesste as their basecamp to run the mighty river we call Fish Creek. Fish Creek is one of New York State’s most scenic whitewater runs [ Read More... ]

River Tubing in Central New York

River tubing is about as fun a water sport as you can find in the wild. Forget expensive water parks with huge lines and short thrills. The rolling, spurting, swirling whitewater and smooth runway pools of Fish Creek at Wellnesste Lodge provide natural wet fun for thrill seekers of all ages.[ Read More... ]

Snowboarding in Central New York

Jibbing, freeriding, freecarving and freestyling… gaining big air or just tooting along. All can be had for the snowboard enthusiast who wants to play on Central New York’s slopes. [ Read More... ]

Snowmobiling in Central New York

Today, northern areas of the United States & Canada are considered the “Meccas” of recreational snowmobiling. The Tug Hill Plateau of central New York is ranked amongst the best snowmobiling hot spots in the Eastern United States because of its vast wilderness areas and an average snowfall of ~ 200” per year. [ Read More... ]

Snowshoeing in Central New York

Snowshoeing is very basic: strap on some shoes and wander as you please. Whether it’s in the early morning as the sun is rising; midday following a winter storm; or a late moon-lit stroll, the serenity of quietly “shoeing” on fresh powder is peaceful and healthy. [ Read More... ]

Snow Tubing in Central New York

Fun for all ages and sizes, Snow Tubing has become a very popular winter recreational activity in the central New York. A joy for the whole family, today’s snow tubing hills use specially designed snow tubes [ Read More... ]