When Getting Tangled is a Good Thing Tour
Adventure Pairings: Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum & Horseheads Brewing, Inc.
Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum
With more than 10 miles of trails open dusk-to-dawn year-round, Tanglewood offers scenic hikes through the woods as well as the chance to experience wildlife and to learn (when the Nature Center is open).
Dog-lovers will be glad to know one of the trails has been designated dog-friendly (Personius Woods), though other trails are not so please check the website ahead of time.
Located in Mark Twain Country, you can tell Tanglewood is a labor of love, from well-kept trails with a sprinkling of literary quotes to the over three-dozen rehabilitated animals found here. You will find trails for all ability levels from a children’s trail to the Mark Twain View Trail which is more challenging, but offers beautiful views at the end.
Of course, the real payoff comes later when you visit one of nearby craft breweries like Upstate Brewing or Horseheads Brewing.
Spring, Summer and Fall Experiences
Hiking, trail running, photography
*keep to the trails and keep watch for timber rattlers which are occasionally encountered typically from June through mid-September,(see website for details and tips for safe rattlesnake encounters)
Hiking, snow shoeing (snow shoes are available for rent), photography
“We chose the Red Trail, also known as the Twain Trail for its sprinkling of quotes by
famous authors relating to nature and health. . . . We were thrilled with our choice when
we made it to the scenic overlooks over the Chemung River Valley from Frenchman’s
Bluff, one of our best views of the trip.” - Alex Baackes, Alex in Wanderland
Just because their Pumpkin Ale has been named best pumpkin beer in New York State (multiple times, by multiple sources, year after year) doesn’t mean their sole focus is on seasonal brews. This brewery excels at a variety of styles which is why they’ve been twice-named “Best Craft Brewery in New York State” at TAP NY.
While ownership changed hands a couple years back, those at the helm are devoted to preserving and building upon the reputation they inherited and use the same recipes that first established the brewery, as well as their own new creations.
Whether you’re all about the hops (try the Double IPA) or are a true-blue Hefeweizen fan, Horseheads offers quality traditional brews, as well as creative interpretations like their Tropical IPA and Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.
Horseheads offers To Go options with both growlers and cans available.
NOTE: While we hope you savor suggested Adventure Pairings, please do so responsibly. You can find information about drive share services online, like Main Street Drivers who will actually take you around in your own car.