Ever just want to get in your car and cruise? Let’s just say you have an electric car for my mental sake, we’re not intentionally trying to destroy the environment here.
A beautiful sunny day, maybe a bit cold, you don’t want to be directly outside…you’re bored, you want to get out, get rid of that cabin fever. Okay, I’ve got something for you.
Drive scenic Route 20. There’s a lot to do along the way!
The TePee – the quintessential classic roadside attraction. It’s a giant TePee seemingly in the middle of nowhere, with a fantastic view. Inside is a store with lots of interesting locally made things to purchase, and outside there is a snack shack called the Chow Wagon. You can get Belkalo, which is Buffalo and Elk Chili or Ommegang Beer Chili, among other things.
7632 US Route 20, Cherry Valley
American Hotel – Do you trust Rachael Ray from the food channel? I’m glad I did. She ate here and seemed to like it, so I decided to give it a try as well. (Watch on Rachael Ray’s $40 a day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSsKUak3HkQ)
We went for brunch, and I had their corncakes, a delicious meal in a beautiful and historic setting.
192 Main Street Sharon Springs NY 13459
Howe Caverns – Depending on when you go, it might be warmer in the caves than it is outside! The caves stay 52 degrees all year round. They were discovered by a farmer noticing in summer that his cows liked to hang by an opening of the caves where cool air blew out.
255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave
These are just a few ideas, there is so much to do and see on rt-20, don’t be afraid to veer off if you see something that piques your interest, get in your car and hit the road!