Home Of The Square Deal: 7 Best Things To Do In Endicott, New York

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Founded and named “Home of the Square Deal” by Henry B. Endicott, in 1906, Endicott is a town in New York located west of Binghamton. The town was originally founded specifically for the Endicott Johnson Corporation, which became the largest manufacturer of shoes, by World War I. Later on, Endicott became well known as the birthplace of IBM. With its rich history and small town charm, Endicott has a lot to offer. From museums to hot air balloons, there’s something special for everyone to experience.

1. Endicott Visitor Center Farmers Market

Posted by EVCFarmers Market on Friday, 2 September 2016

Starting in June and running through the end of September, Endicott Visitor Center hosts a farmers market, each Thursday. Market goers can buy fresh vegetables and produce, along with household items, such as handmade candles, lotions, and soaps. The organizers at the Endicott Visitor Center Farmers Market know that shopping makes you hungry, so they included Ozzie’s Brisket BBQ Grill in the lineup, to cook up some of their hickory smoked briskets. The farmers market is rain or shine and runs from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

Endicott Visitor Center Farmers Market

Address: 300 Lincoln Avenue, Endicott, New York

Facebook page: Endicott Visitor Center Farmers Market

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2. West Endicott Park Carousel

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Endicott is well known as the home of two of the six antique carousels found in Broome County. One of these is the West Endicott Park Carousel, built in 1929, which still serves as a place for families with children to spend time together, up until today. Children can ride one of the ride’s 36 figures, including 34 horses, a pig and a dog. But the carousel isn’t the only attraction in the area. West Endicott Park also offers recreational facilities, such as a kiddie pool, tennis courts, a playground, and picnic shelter. The carousel is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is free of charge.

West Endicott Park Carousel

Address: 501 Maple Street, Endicott, New York, 13760

Website: West Endicott Park Carousel

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3. Cider Mill Playhouse

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Posted by Cider Mill Playhouse on Sunday, 18 June 2017

Cider Mill Playhouse is a nonprofit theater organization, based in Endicott. Their mission is to offer high-quality shows, with the help of local and national talent. There are many main stage shows to choose from, including Aida and the Lion King, Jr. Cider Mill Playhouse also offers a summer acting workshop, taught by an acting professional. To view their current main stage lineup, go to their website or call the main phone number.

Cider Mill Playhouse

Address: 2 Nanticoke Avenue, Endicott, New York

Website: Cider Mill Playhouse

Phone: +1 (607) 748-7363

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4. Southern Tier Balloon Tours

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Posted by Southern Tier Balloon Tours on Friday, 23 September 2016

Fly in a hot air balloon and experience the lush scenery that New York has to offer. Get ready for the view of a lifetime - departing from Otsiningo Park in Broome County, sunrise and sunset, during the winter months, are the perfect times to take flight. Before taking off, guests will be briefed on safety procedures and operation of the hot air balloon. There will be a licensed crew member on board for the duration, so there is no need to worry about being an expert. A great element about Southern Tier Balloon Tours is that the landing location is never predetermined, which adds an element of spontaneity to the trip.

Southern Tier Balloon Tours

Address: 427 Taft Ave, Endicott, New York, 13760

Website: Southern Tier Balloon Tours

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5. Kopernik Observatory and Science Center

Posted by KOPERNIK Observatory & Science Center on Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sitting on 24 acres (9.7 hectares) of land, the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center is geared toward education and families with children. With 3 observatory telescopes, a weather station, and a portable planetarium, learning about the stars and atmosphere has never been more fun.

Kopernik Observatory and Science Center offers summer camps for students from grades 1 to 12, as well as public programs. On Friday nights, guests can enter the observatory to stargaze. If the skies are not clear on a particular night, guests will receive a voucher to visit the observatory on another night.

Kopernik Observatory and Science Center

Address: 698 Underwood Road, Vestal, New York, 13850

Website: Kopernik Observatory and Science Center

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6. Anderson Center for the Performing Arts

Posted by Anderson Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, 30 October 2015

Anderson Center for the Performing Arts is a great place to go if you’re looking to see some big name acts. Located on Binghamton University’s campus, visitors can listen to orchestras, ensembles, theatre productions and large concerts, in one of the center’s three theaters. Diana Ross, the Russian National Ballet, Stephen Stills, and Judy Collins are some of the most notable acts who have performed here. For tickets, visit the Anderson Center Box office, order by phone, mail, or send a fax.

Anderson Center for the Performing Arts

Address: Parkway E, Vestal, New York, 13850

Website: Anderson Center for the Performing Arts

Phone: +1 (607) 777-6802

Fax: +1 (607) 777-6771

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7. En-Joie Golf Course

The 16th hole at En-Joie

Posted by En-Joie Golf Club on Monday, 31 March 2014

The motto at En-Joie Golf Course is “Play where the pros play” and they mean it. Here, visitors get the chance to play golf on a more traditional, tour-tested golf course, which housed the PGA Tour’s BC Open, from 1972 to 2005 and currently hosts the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

Play the course or use the practice area to work on your golfing skills. En-Joie is a public course with reasonably priced rates. There is more to En-Joie than golfing, as it also hosts concerts and a special July 4th fireworks show, each year.

En-Joie Golf Course

Address: 722 W Main St, Endicott, New York, 13760

Website: En-Joie Golf Course

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It's wonderful!

Once upon a time, it was known for shoes, but now Endicott is known for its wonderful home town feel, that families and single travelers will love. Gazing at the stars or taking a romantic hot air balloon ride over the vast landscape, there is no doubt that a trip to Endicott, New York will provide healing and relaxation, with a little bit of fun mixed in.

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