Pine Crest Campground - New York State Camping on the Susquehanna

Pine Crest Campground - New York State Camping on the Susquehanna

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Travel Directions & Area Attractions
Pine Crest Campground is conveniently located and easy to reach. The campground is located in New York State, less than 2 miles North of the Pennsylvania line. Access is easy, just 14 miles from Interstate 81 (in Pennsylvania) and 6 miles from Interstate 86 (in New York - also known as Route 17). Use the interactive Google Map, below, to obtain precise travel directions from your home or any other point of origin, as well as detailed travel directions to any of the fine area attractions that are listed on the lower portion of this page. This map will also allow you to zoom in or out and switch between map, satellite and terrain views.

Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally

Golden Oak Golf Course

Cutler Botanic Garden

Recommended Area Attractions

Golden Oak Golf Course – Golden Oaks Golf Course is a scenic 18-hole golf course in the mountains of Southern New York, just 4 miles away from Pine Crest Campground on Route 79. The 18-hole, par 70 layout has a hilly side and a flat side. The highlight is the fourth hole, a 315-yard par four, with a final shot over water to an island green. The five par threes are all very challenging, each with its own style. Two par fives and six par fours are protected by water hazards, demanding accuracy. Several holes provide an excellent view of the surrounding countryside.

Roberson Museum and Science Center – The Roberson Museum and Science Center engages all people of all ages and backgrounds by providing community-relevant exhibitions and programs in art history and science education. The Binghamton Visitor Center houses the Susquehanna Heritage Area Exhibits featuring a Heritage Gallery, Interactive computers, a changing exhibit gallery as well as a 50-seat theater. The Heritage Gallery explores the themes of the Susquehanna Heritage Area, which focuses on the industrial development of the region and the architectural, social and cultural aspects of the community. Visitors are encouraged to view a multi-media presentation which reinforces the proud heritage of the Triple Cities: Binghamton, Johnson City and Endicott.

The Discovery Center – The Discovery Center is a hands-on children’s museum where kids can develop their intellectual, physical and emotional well-being through participatory exhibits and programs.

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park – The fifth oldest zoological organization in the country, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is dedicated to providing a quality zoological facility for the purpose of conservation, education and recreation. The zoo also contains several botanical gardens, including a hosta garden, an iris garden and a butterfly garden.

Kopernik Observatory & Science Education Center – The Kopernic Observatory has been the best sited and best equipped public observatory in the Northeastern United States since its opening in June of 1975. Since that time hundreds of thousands of school children and families have seen the wonders of the universe through the Observatory’s three large telescopes.

Phelps Mansion Museum – The Phelps mansion was built in 1870 and is a 3 story brick and stone building, one of the finest examples of post Civil War Victorian (Second Empire) architecture. The original owner, Sherman D. Phelps, was a successful banker and businessman, and was a Republican elector for Abraham Lincoln.

Lackawanna Coal Mine – Descend slowly into the earth in a mine car as you enter the old Slope #190. Watch the sky slowly disappear. Soon you’ve reached “the foot”. Then explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. Accompany a miner in the winding underground gangways and rock tunnel past three different veins of hard coal, past the mule boy and the nipper, past the monkey vein and the dead chute. Listen as he explains the fascinating methods used, and the heroic efforts involved, in deep mining’s history.

Greater Binghamton Carousel Collection – Greater Binghamton has the only carousel collection of this kind in the world. Of the fewer than 170 antique carousels remaining in the United States and Canada, six are in Greater Binghamton, New York. Because of the uniqueness of these carousels and the incomparable circumstances of their survival and existence, all six are placed on the New York State Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The admission price: one piece of litter.

Cutler Botanic Garden – This colorful garden is open for self guided tours daily in the summer without charge. Garden tours, conducted by Cornell University Cooperative Extension - Broome County staff and volunteer Master Gardeners, are scheduled by request.

Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site – The Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site is a nearby historic site comprised of property once owned, and lived on, by Joseph Smith, Jr. A large percentage of the Book of Mormon was translated by Smith while living in the home. According to Smith, the Aaronic priesthood was restored to him and Oliver Cowdery by the resurrected John the Baptist on May 15, 1829 somewhere in the woods near the home. Following their ordination to the Aaronic priesthood the two men baptized each other in the nearby Susquehanna River. Because of the site’s significance to its early history, the site is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church). In 1919 the home lived in by the Smiths was destroyed by fire. Between 1947 and 1959 the original property and six additional acres were purchased by the church. In 1960 a monument was added to the site which commemorates the nearby restoration of the priesthood. The monument includes a sculpture by artist Avard T. Fairbanks, depicting John the Baptist conferring the priesthood on Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Since that time additional property has been purchased, expanding the church's holdings in the area to 157 acres. The most recent acquisition occurred in January 2011, which added 10 acres. In April 2011 the Church announced it would rebuild some historic buildings on the site, reconstructing the homes lived in by Smith and the Hale Family, along with farm out-buildings. A combination visitors center and meetinghouse will be constructed, along with a new monument. Pennsylvania Route 171, which splits the historic site in two, is being rerouted as part of the project. The site is under construction and is expected to be completed in late 2015.

Cider Mill Playhouse – This playhouse in Binghamton will be presenting Thoroughly Modern Millie during the month of June, the 4th thru the 28th. Please be sure to check out this play while you’re in the area.

NY Faerie Festival – Elfin & Sylvan Folk, Wood Sprites & Faerie Folk, and All you Humans who still Believe in Magic... Join Us in the Rolling Hills and Hollows of Rural New York for Central New York's Faerie Festival! A time of Escape from ordinary Reality... into Magical Play! June 26th thru the 28th, 2015. 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Binghamton JulyFest – The 53rd Annual JulyFest will take place July 10-12, 2015. July Fest is now a 50+ year tradition that attracts people from all over the East coast to enjoy 3 days of quality arts and crafts, food, music, antique cars, our Parlor City 5k Run, and a Kidz Art Zone with all day fun-filled activities.

Window on the Arts – This event takes place on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at Klumpp Park in the Village of Windsor, NY. Highlights include: Juried art show with 50 fine artists and artisans. High school and middle school juried art exhibit, nine live music acts performing throughout the entire day, international food court and chef demonstrations, historical presentations and displays, and children’s art activities. Free shuttle bus and festival parking, free admission for all. Rain or shine.

Harford Fair – The 158th annual Harford Fair will be held from August 17-22, 2015. A classic agricultural fair, the 2015 event will feature exhibits, a midway, and a full schedule of entertainment including a tractor pull, rodeo, and demolition derby.

Binghamton Mets Baseball – Binghamton’s very own minor league baseball team features a big league show at a small town price.

The Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally – This community festival in Binghamton features a packed weekend of food, fun, music & entertainment. Everything from concerts and celebrity appearances to hot air balloon flights and the Spiedie Cooking Contest speckle this packed weekend. (Spiedies are cubes of Pork, Beef, Veal or Lamb that are marinated, skewered and grilled.) More than 100,000 people pack Otsiningo Park each year for the premiere event of the summer. The 2015 event takes place July 31st, August 1st and 2nd.

Jimay’s Flea Market – One of the largest flea markets in Upstate New York, Jimay’s is open every Sunday from 6:00AM - 3:00PM, May thru November, with an average of 150 vendors displaying new and used merchandise, antiques and collectibles.

Penn Can Speedway – Auto racing in Susquehanna, PA, just 10 miles from Pine Crest featuring late model, sportsman, super stock, pure stock and 4 Cylinder events.

Lone Maple Farm Winery – This winery features Lone Maple Fruit and grape wines as well as award winning grape wines from throughout New York State. Lone Maple’s fruit wines are made with Lone Maple Farm grown produce, using hydroponic growing techniques for all of their estate bottled wines. All grape wines are made with grapes from the Finger Lakes Region.

Black Bear Farm Winery – Black Bear Farm Winery claims to be the producer of the finest fruit wines and hard ciders made. All wines are made from New York grown fruit picked at the peak of ripeness and handcrafted into flavors that are enjoyed by all wine enthusiasts. Live music on Friday evenings.

Windsor – The Town of Windsor is located in New York's Southern Tier bordering Pennsylvania. With a population of over 6,000 it is a small town that also encompasses the Village of Windsor.

Pine Crest Campground, 280 State Route 79, Windsor, NY 13865 - (607) 655-1515

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