(WBNG Binghamton) Action News shows you a wealth of things to do in Tioga County.
The Susquehanna is a long name for a long river. It runs alongside the Village of Owego. That's where you can visit Owego's Parkview Restaurant and Hotel.
"The best part about the Parkview is that it has a local sense of ownership," said Beth Hill, Owner.
Hill says she is ready to bring new life into a place so rich in history.
Every morning is Coffee Club in the Tavern where senior citizens in the area come together to socialize and drink coffee.
"If anyone is at home drinking coffee alone, we want them to come join us. Coffee is only a dollar," said Hill.
There's an Irish flair to the whole theme of the Tavern and it's the place to be on St. Patrick's Day. They also have piano night every Thursday and bike night every Tuesday. Inside the dining room, you can get a great meal.
"The menu is farm-fresh, local. We really try hard to work with the farmers. We buy our meats local. We look for local recipes so if you have any, feel free to stop by," said Hill.
Upstairs are 23 historic hotel rooms. Hill says they hope to restore them to their original forms.
Anything people collect, you can find it at the Tioga Downs Antiques and General Marketplace.
It's open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May through October.
There's about 95 permanent vendors with a large variety of antiques and collectibles including a lot of really neat gasoline advertising, primitive tools and oak furniture.
Most of the vendors are local from Binghamton to Elmira and the merchandise is always fresh. There's also an outdoor market and spots are always available.
Tioga County also offers an opportunity to travel back in time. You can check out all the Newark Valley Historical Society has to offer.
"We run all kinds of programs in the Newark Valley Depot: Depot Friday nights, which is 15 weeks in the summer every Friday night, we put in a concert. We get some great acts and it is always free," said Marcia Kiechle, Newark Valley Historical Society.
Enjoy free, lively entertainment at the Newark Valley Train Depot. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts 7 p.m.
You can also take a visit to the Farmstead.
"It's a living history site. It's been open since 1980. We interpret agriculture and culture life from the early 1800's," said Ed Nizalowski, Newark Valley Historical Society.
They're open for tours July through September. The Guilds study, practice, and teach 19th century crafts and trade.
Throughout the year, the Guilds sponsor workshops, meetings and field trips.
You can also stop in the Cardinal Café in Newark Valley and on Sundays, you can visit the newly created Farmer's Market.
"It's sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We have a variety of vendors selling products from produce, meats, homemade soups, honey, etc." said Jessica Krenner, Newark Valley Farmer's Market.
One of the biggest events in Newark Valley is Newark Valley Days. This year it's August 10 through 12.
"It's a community atmosphere where everyone is going to open their hearts and hands," said Kiechle.
There's no better place to stop and smell the roses than W&W Nursery in Apalachin. W&W is on the forefront of the gardening experience.
"As you enter the facility, you'll enter into our glass house. It's a state of the art greenhouse. It offers the latest trends, perennials and annuals," said Ken Williams, Owner.
"we have designers on staff that can do computer imaging, real-time imaging, create movies and walk you through your property and show you exaclty how your project is going to look./"
They offer all of your planting supplies, pottery and fountains and for the garden enthusiast, they have a large supply center.
"The facility here is about 40 acres, 27 of its in production currently. We grow primarily shade and ornamental trees. We have nursery stock," said Williams, "We have a huge selection here.. very large. Things you are just not going to find elsewhere cause this is all we do. November will be year 24 and without our customers, we wouldn't be here."
You can't miss the Wine and Roses Festival on August 18.
"We have a bunch of Finger Lakes wineries coming in to do tastings. Tickets are 10 dollars. When you buy a ticket, it includes 12 tastings. There's also demonstrations, prize giveaways, entertainment and sales on products," said Williams.
Another reason Tioga County is blooming with plenty to do.