Area Attractions
Our region of upstate New York is known as Leatherstocking Country, homage to James Fenimore Cooper. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and attractions. Bouckville, five minutes north of town, is an antiquing center with more than 30 shops. Hamilton itself is a lovely rural village with a variety of architecture (a self-guided architectural walk is available), quiet neighborhoods, and small shops. The gorgeous hilly countryside surrounding the village is ideal for strolling, biking, rollerblading, or running. Colgate’s Seven Oaks Golf Course and Country Club will also be open (greens fees apply).

A list of area hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other possibilities can be provided. For information call 315-228-7645. Visit our website at

Where to find us
Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, is located on Route 12B, 30 miles southwest of Utica and 38 miles southeast of Syracuse.

From New York metropolitan area:
Take the Tappan Zee Bridge (Thruway north) to Exit 16; Route 17 west to Exit 84 for Deposit. At Deposit, take Route 8 north to New Berlin, then Route 80 west to Sherburne and Route 12 north. In Sherburne bear left at Route 12B to Hamilton.

From Boston:
Take the Mass Pike west to the NYS Thruway to Exit 25A for I-88 (Duanesburg), then I-88 west to Exit 24 for Route 20 west; beyond Madison turn left onto 12B south to Hamilton. Or continue on NYS Thruway west to Exit 31 (Utica); follow the Arterial (Routes 5,8,12) south to Route 12B south to Hamilton.

From the West (Buffalo, Ohio, etc.):
Take the NYS Thruway east to Exit 33 (Verona); Route 365 south to Route 5 west to Oneida; south on Route 46 to Route 12B south to Hamilton.

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