The readers have spoken. Thousands voted in the Syracuse New Times’ reader-generated poll, first nominating the top five in each category, then selecting the winners. Here Family Times announces the top vote getters in 45 family-friendly categories of our sister publication’s competition.

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The readers have spoken. Thousands voted in the Syracuse New Times’ reader-generated poll, first nominating the top five in each category, then selecting the winners. Here Family Times announces the top vote getters in 45 family-friendly categories of our sister publication’s competition.

 

Best Gymnastics Program 
YMCA of Greater Syracuse 
syracuse.ymca.org.

 

Best Outdoor Trails 
Green Lakes 
State Park

7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville. (315) 637-6111, parks.ny.gov/parks/172.

 

Best Place to Ski
Labrador Mountain
6935 NY-91, Truxton. 
(607) 842-6204, skicny.com.

 

Best Place to Bike 
Onondaga Lake Park 
106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. 
(315) 453-6712, onondagacountyparks.com.

 

Best Organized Walk/Run 
Paige’s Butterfly Run 
2911 Fargo Road, Baldwinsville. (315) 303-2578, pbrun.org.

 

Best Date Night Location 
Movie Tavern
180 Township Blvd., Camillus. (315) 758-1678, movietavern.com/locations/syracuse.

 

Best Museum 
The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology
500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. (315) 425-9068, most.org.

 

Best Movie Theater 
Movie Tavern 
180 Township Blvd., Camillus. (315) 758-1678, movietavern.com/locations/syracuse.


Best Radio Personality
: Amy Robbins and Ted Long, WNTQ-FM 93.1 (93Q)Best Apple Picking: Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard. Michael Davis photo

 

Best Movie Drive-In 
Midway Drive-In 
2475 State Route 48, Fulton. (315) 343-0211, midwaydrivein.com.

 

Best Ice Skating 
Clinton Square Ice Rink 
2 S. Clinton St., Syracuse. (315) 423-0129, syrgov.net/parks/clintonsquarerink.html.

 

Best Pumpkin Patch 
Tim’s Pumpkin Patch 
2901 Rose Hill Road, Marietta. (315) 673-9209, timspumpkinpatch.com.

 

Best Apple Picking 
Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard 
2708 Lords Hill Road, LaFayette. (315) 696-8683, beakandskiff.com.

 

Best Local Amusement or Water Park 
Enchanted Forest Water Safari
3183 State Route 28, Old Forge. (315) 369-6145, watersafari.com.

 

Best Go-Karts 
RPM Raceway 
Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. (315) 423-7223, rpmraceway.com.

 

Best Pre-School Program 
Learn As You Grow Early Education Centers
learnasyougrowccc.com.

 

Best CNY Playground 
Wegmans Playground 
Onondaga Lake Park, 6763-6777 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. (315) 453-6712, onondagacountyparks.com/parks/onondaga-lake-park/wegmans-playground.

 

Best After-School Program 
YMCA of Greater Syracuse 
syracuse.ymca.org.

 

Best Bowling Alley 
Flamingo Bowl 
7239 Oswego Road, Liverpool. (315) 457-7470, flamingobowlcny.com.

 

Best Health Store 
Natur-Tyme 
3160 Erie Blvd E., Syracuse. (315) 488-6300, natur-tyme.com.

 

Best Pediatrician 
Pediatric Associates
pediatricassociatesny.com.

 

Best Dentist 
Dr. Michael Fallon, Fallon and Fallon
5109 W. Genesee St., Camillus. (315) 469-6871, facebook.com/Fallondentistry.

 

Best Radio Personality 
Ted and Amy, WNTQ-FM 93.1 (93Q) 93q.com/tedandamy.

 

Best Radio Station
WNTQ-FM 93.1 (93Q) 
93q.com.

 

Best TV Personality
Wayne Mahar CNY Central. 
cnycentral.com/station/people/wayne-mahar.

 

Best Bakery 
Harrison Bakery
1306 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. (315) 422-1468, harrisonbakerysyracuse.com.

 

Best Family Restaurant 
Tully’s Good Times tullysgoodtimes.com.

 

Best Breakfast Spot 
Stella’s Diner 
110 Wolf St., Syracuse. (315) 425-0353, stellasdinersyracuse.com.

 

Best Frozen Treats 
Gannon’s Isle Ice Cream 
gannonsicecream.com.

 

Best Pizza 
Toss ‘N’ Fire Wood Fired Pizza 
315 N. Main St., North Syracuse. tossnfirepizza.com.

 

Best Birthday Cake 
Wegmans Bakery 
wegmans.com.

 

Best Hot Dog 
Heid’s of Liverpool 
305 Oswego St. 
Liverpool. (315) 451-0786, heidsofliverpool.com.

 

Best Doughnuts 
Just Donuts 
219 County Route 57, Phoenix. (315) 695-1387, justdonutsnobagels.com.

 

Best Dance Program 
Ballet & Dance of Upstate NY 
932 Spencer St., Syracuse. (315) 487-4879, balletanddanceofupstateny.com.

 

Best Car Dealership 
Driver’s Village 
5885 Circle Drive E., Cicero. (877) 514-1748, driversvillage.com.

 

Best Car Wash 
Delta Sonic 
deltasoniccarwash.com.

 

Best Auto Repair Shop 
John’s Auto Care 
2045 Milton Ave., Syracuse. (315) 468-6880, johnsautocareandtire.com.

 

Best Used Bookstore 
Books End 
2443 James St., Syracuse. (315) 437-2312, thebooksend.com.

 

Best Park 
Onondaga Lake Park 
106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. (315) 453-6712, onondagacountyparks.com.

 

Best Library 
Onondaga Free Library 
4840 W. Seneca Turnpike., Syracuse. (315) 492-1727, oflibrary.org.

 

Best Not-For-Profit 
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue 
6606 Kinne Road., DeWitt. (315) 446-5970, helpinghoundsdogrescue.org.

 

Best Pet Daycare/Boarding 
Carm’s Dog House carmsdoghouse.com.

 

Best Veterinarian 
Liverpool Village Animal Hospital 6770 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. (315) 451-5455, liverpoolvillagevets.com.

 

Best Animal/Pet Rescue 
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue 
6606 Kinne Road., DeWitt. (315) 446-5970, helpinghoundsdogrescue.org.

 

Best Dog Park 
Wegmans Good Dog Park at Onondaga Lake Park
49 Cold Springs Trail, Liverpool. onondagacountyparks.com/parks/onondaga-lake-park/wegmans-good-dog-park.

 

Best Animal Whisperer 
Jake Grenier, Dog Trainer at PetCo 
petco.com.

 




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