5 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THE CITY OF OSWEGO

Looking for some adventure this weekend? Well look no further, adventure awaits you and your friends right outside your doorstep in the city of Oswego!


In this blog post, we will be sharing our top 5 favorite places to go when you need a little escape from your daily study routine. Read more to discover the perfect location for you!


1. Fort Ontario


It’s officially spooky season and if you like Halloween just as much as we do, then you’ll love this place!


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Ontario has some of the best waterfront views in the City of Oswego and an abundance of history too. This historic destination is also one of the most haunted places in Upstate NY!


Fun Fact: The original Fort was built in 1755 and played a role in the French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and was the only location in the country to provide housing for nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II.


Ask about a Fort tour, or Ghost tour - a perfect attraction for this time of year.


2. Breitbeck Park


Here’s a picture perfect place for your Insta, Breitbeck Park! Breitbeck is another one of the most beautiful areas to visit in Oswego and perfect for taking in those picturesque sunsets over Lake Ontario.


The park recently underwent a makeover which includes all new:

  • Seating areas

  • Fire pit area

  • Re-working the Harbor Trail

  • Basketball courts


For all the outdoorsy people out there, the park also has an extensive amount of paths for a run, walk, or bike ride. If you like the great outdoors, then this is the spot for you!


3. Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse


This suggestion might be a little basic, but honestly, you’re not a real Oswegian if you haven’t been to the lighthouse. If you’re new to the area, the West Pierhead Lighthouse is the landmark of Oswego and is now open for tours through the H. Lee White Marine Museum.


Here are some fun things to do at the lighthouse:

  • Book a boat ride

  • Tour to the historic Lighthouse for only $25

  • Check out the museum featuring the Port City’s maritime history


Fun Fact: The Lighthouse was built in 1934 and is still actively in use as a navigation aid today.


4. Wright’s Landing Marina


Just steps away from Breitbeck Park, the Wright’s Landing Marina underwent several renovations recently as well; a new boater access services building, pavilion, and the installation of stone fire pits just to name a few.


The Marina is also renting out one and two seat kayaks for those interested in taking a ride out into the harbor. Kayaks remain available well into the Fall.


5. Fallbrook Recreation Center / Rice Creek Field Station


Last, but certainly not least is the Fallbrook Lodge and Recreation Center, which is located on Thompson Road - just a short drive from the SUNY Oswego campus.


The Fallbrook property is the perfect place to take pictures of the beautiful fall foliage! This location is set on 188 acres of hiking and / or biking trails, which connect with the nearby Rice Creek Field Station.


Ideas of activities you and your friends can do there:

  • Nature photography

  • Have a barbecue

  • Outdoor photoshoots

  • Hiking

  • Biking

  • Bird watching (if you’re into that)




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