Byrne Dairy | Colleen’s Ice Cream Blog

(Nice Bear Leisure Space, Rice Creek Environmental Middle)

August 24, 2020

Byrne Dairy, Oswego, New York

Byrne Dairy is a neighborhood upstate NY firm that makes their very own ice cream “since 1933” utilizing merchandise from native dairy farms and distributes it to native outlets, like this one. They provide each exhausting and delicate ice cream, sundaes and many others.


This Byrne Dairy store was a convivence retailer with an ice cream alcove close to the entrance. We stepped into the engaging alcove and regarded on the tasty selections.

Byrne Dairy

I selected Holy Cow (Vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups and peanut butter swirl) and Maple Walnut. Superior.

Maple Walnut and Holy Cow

The ice cream was creamy, tasty and had numerous add-ins (peanut butter swirl, pecans and many others..)

There have been exterior tables on either side of the store, so we selected one facet, sat down and completely loved our treats.

Within the space:

Nice Bear Leisure Space – We received out of the automotive and have been wanting on the map making an attempt to determine what path we wished to take when two males got here up and requested if we would have liked assist.

Map of trails in Nice Bear Leisure Space

After giving us instructions, I requested them if there was something we must always see whereas we have been right here. They have been volunteers who clearly put lots power into protecting the park good – they instructed us what they wished to see – blissful folks having fun with this park . Everybody we handed on this place (primarily mountain bikers) did appear to be they have been actually having fun with the place -I feel these volunteer should be blissful!

White Pine

We selected the yellow path – trails have been principally effectively marked and straightforward to stroll on.

Nice Beat Leisure Space

Alongside our route we noticed the previous Nice Bear spring from the corporate within the early / mid 1900s. (The title has since been bought many occasions). The spring space was embellished with fancy marble and different acutroments that are displaying their age, however nonetheless actually cool.

Nice Beat Spring Water historic pump house- exterior
Inside Nice Bear Spring Water facility with marble.

We additionally noticed an previous lock alongside the Oswego Canal. A “guard lock”, used when the water was at a excessive degree.

Outdated lock on Oswego Canal

The path additionally included a brief board stroll and a number of other small bridges for the wet season.

Nice Bear Leisure Space

Rice Environmental Training Middle at SUNY Oswego- seeing the shows on this constructing, listening to a category in progress and strolling the paths made me wish to return to high school and examine environmental science!

I noticed considered one of these on the Oswego Canal and didn’t know what it was- now I do!

Harlequin Duck

In addition they had loads of trails exterior with environmental stuff.

Oswego Canal Towpath – the jewel of Oswego (for my part) – either side of Oswego Canal had strolling paths – I might stroll these ceaselessly if I lived right here!

Walkway over an influence dam inlet – felt shaky!
I do not know what’s in pipe

Erie Canal Towpath – okay, this was really the following day, on our method dwelling. However we beloved it, so I needed to embody it!

We began at Camillus, NY and rode our bicycles to Jordan, NY. There was a type of canal museum close to the start of our journey and another fascinating issues alongside the best way.

Mechanism for a lock door
Buoy boat that serviced kerosene lanterns alongside canal
Tiny houseboat a pair lived in on the canal for 30 years

Stunning, straightforward driving path

We did handle to discover a sudden drenching rain storm alongside the best way. Then we understood what all of the bus stop- like constructions alongside the best way have been for and wished we have been close to one once we wanted it! I really like the Erie Canal!


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.