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The Barneveld Area

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.

Utica's Stanley 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 America.  

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 community events.

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.Church_Maps.jpg (77336 bytes)
Big Cities and other places may be busier but when it comes to quality of life, Central New York is unsurpassed.