The Barneveld Area
Barneveld and its nearby villages are comfortable, close knit communities with involved, caring residents.
The area offers all of the the advantages of a small village in the foothills of the
six million acre Adirondack
Park, but is within minutes of Utica and Rome, small cities with many cultural opportunities and
resources . Syracuse, scenic Cooperstown, Old Forge and Lake Ontario are within an
hour's drive. Albany and Saratoga are about 90 minutes east, and Boston, New York City, Toronto,
and Montreal are all within a 5 hour drive or one hour flight.
Performing Arts Center is one of the most beautifully
restored vintage theaters in America. It hosts concerts
and stage productions featuring musicians and actors from around
the world. The Munson
Williams Proctor Art Institute, now affiliated with the
Pratt Institute, has a wonderful art Museum in Utica as well as
a full art school.
In addition to the Baseball Hall of
Fame, the Glimmerglass
Opera and the Farmer's Museum are enjoyable reasons to visit
nearby Cooperstown while to the north, the Adirondack
Museum in Blue Mountain Lake has an amazing collection that
chronicles the history of the largest state park in
Closer to home, in fact just a few doors down from the
parsonage, is Unity Hall.
Built in 1896 by the Church, the hall has meeting rooms and an
upstairs theater that hosts plays, dances and a variety of other
Central New York features four distinct seasons and a multitude
of ways to enjoy all of them. With more per capita golf
courses than just about anyplace in the country, pristine lakes,
and rivers, rugged mountains, Central New Yorkers spend as
little time as possible indoors during the spring, summer and
fall. Our autumn foliage is spectacular, and the
abundant snowfall each winter guarantees great conditions at any
of several nearby ski areas (even one
within Utica's city limits!). Unlimited trails beckon snow
shoe and cross country skiing enthusiasts.
Big Cities and other places may be busier but when it comes to
quality of life, Central New York is unsurpassed.