The Welcome Center is big, clean and inviting. It contains a large dining area, excellent coffee (from Georgio's, a local roaster), decent counter-food and a wide assortment of local food products. On weekends, there's an outdoor farmer's market with multiple vendors selling pies, fruit and flavored pickles. There are areas for kids to play and pets to walk.
Inside, there are interactive exhibits and a photo area which had a line of eager visitors today. The Center contains an official DMV kiosk where you can renew your license, etc. and a NYS kiosk where you can get fishing and recreational licenses. And yes, the bathrooms are excellent.
If you need to pee, this is the place to go. It was well-attended today by curious visitors, all of whom were smiling. Here are some pics.
I really can't wait to come back and visit more America, but it won't be for another 3 or years now :(ReplyDelete
We'll wait for you!Delete
What a nice looking welcome center!ReplyDelete
I know it seems unusual to blog about something so pedestrian, but it is a really nice place.Delete
WOW! That looks like a great place to pee! And get some fruit and veg on the weekend.ReplyDelete
You made me laugh!Delete
When I come to visit we can go there together and get some fruit and veggies!!! Need to start writing a list of all the things I want to see!Delete
That looks a great place for a break!!! Is that heart really there with you or did you add it in!??xReplyDelete
The heart is there. I'm standing in front of a photograph bearing the expression "I [heart] New York."Delete
I like how they turned a welcome centre into an attraction.ReplyDelete
Oh, that's so nice! That's a fantastic spot to have a break!ReplyDelete
How cool. After many trips back and forth from TN to GA as a kiddo a good rest area can really help break up the trip.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful--and welcoming!--welcome center :) Love all of your photos! I just had this convo with a gf recently while on a roadtrip that some rest stops really leave much to be desired (ie, I'm just going to hold it in for the next 30 miles, HA!).ReplyDelete