Many have asked about camping, places to stay and places to eat while visiting Splashdown. I have listed some of my personal favorites below. Please contact each for hours prior to visiting.
Oquaga Creek State Park is about 5 miles from Splashdown at 5995 County Route 20
Bainbridge, NY 13733. There is a wide variety of camping options, a cottage to rent, a lake to swim in, lots of hiking trails and even a disc golf course. The park is rarely busy and is a beautiful place to visit.
General Clinton Canoe Regatta Park is run by the Town of Bainbridge and is about 7 miles from Splashdown at 2518 State Hwy. 7, Bainbridge, NY 13733. There is full hookup camping at the low price of only $30 per night. The sites are easy to enter and exit and many sit right by the Susquehanna River. There is a wonderful walking trail that winds about one mile through the park and there are concerts in the summer that you may be able to catch.
The Bainbridge area does not have a pet friendly hotel that I can recommend. Oneonta is about 30 minutes from Splashdown and Binghamton is about 40 minutes. I would search these areas for hotel options.
A bit farther away, but well worth the trip and extremely dog friendly is Harvest Moon Glamping Sites. Spend some time in the woods with your dog(s) and friends. The hosts will treat you and your pups very well and you may find the outdoor sauna just what you need to relax.
The Main Street Grill is about 15 minutes from Splashdown in the little town of Afton. Wonderful and creative food in a wide variety from sandwiches and soups to complete dinner entrees and daily specials.
Club 55 in Sidney, NY is about 10 minutes from Splashdown and has a wide variety of offerings. You can eat in or call ahead for takeout.
Erika’s Cakery is one of my newest favorite places to visit. Erika makes everything from scratch and I have yet to find anything that is not yummy! There are two flavors of coffee each day and you can purchase a scone, turnover, muffin, granola bar or any number of other yummy items to go with it. My personal favorite is any type of cupcake with buttercream frosting. Also, don’t forget to ask about their cupcake chips. Such a great idea.
A little out of the way, but well worth the trip is the unique Brook Hill Farm in Unadilla, NY. The store is full of too much to list, but includes homemade ice cream, Clark’s milk products, home baked goods, maple products, breads, and more. The store is open 24/7 and is self-serve so no worries if you need to drop by after a late night at the dock.
There are so many other great spots near Splashdown and we hope you are able to explore them throughout the season.
Start making your plans now as the season is fast approaching!