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It was bound to happen – Meier’s Creek Brewing Company was the first Harvest Host that failed to exceed my expectations. Don’t get me wrong – the experience was acceptable, but I wouldn’t go back. There are just too many options that are BETTER.

The facility itself is great. Modern buildings with an industrial feel – the perfect ambiance for a microbrewery. Outside was replete with amenities ranging from cornhole to disc golf on a well-manicured lawn. It is family & pet friendly with kids & dogs everywhere., sure to bring a smile to your face.

Getting down to business – “good beer” is highly subjective. I generally live by the credo there is no such thing as a bad beer, just some are better than others. After trying a flight of beers ranging from mild to sour to stout, I was unable to find a beer that tasted good to me. Cindy also ordered a flight that contained a couple of seltzers. She was able to find a winner there. So… I ordered a diet Coke & she ordered a seltzer, then we wandered outside to find a seat & enjoy one another’s company.

Despite having a lot of green space, the single harvest host spot was located in the corner of the parking lot in a section striped off for no parking. If you’re into the cracker barrel parking lot experience, this is a good fit. That said, I know they could do better.

Some local things to do

Here are some suggestions for things to do in Cazenovia:

  1. Visit the Cazenovia Lake Nature Preserve, a beautiful nature reserve that offers hiking trails, birdwatching, and picnicking.
  2. Explore the Cazenovia College Arboretum, a 100-acre botanical garden that features a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  3. Visit the Lorenzo State Historic Site, a beautiful 19th-century mansion that offers tours, events, and educational programs.
  4. Shop and dine in downtown Cazenovia, where you will find a variety of unique boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.
  5. Play a round of golf at the Cazenovia Country Club, a picturesque 18-hole golf course that offers a challenging layout and beautiful views.
  6. Visit the Cazenovia Public Library, which offers a variety of programs, events, and resources for residents and visitors.
  7. Attend an event at the Cazenovia College Athletic Field, which hosts a variety of sports and community events throughout the year.

Overall, Cazenovia, NY is a charming town that offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.