Here are several activities nearby to take in with Dad this holiday weekend.


• Go boating.

The Cohocton River, running for 58.5 miles, can be easily accessed by kayakers within Steuben County. This historic waterway led to much of the development in the Southern Tier. A launch site can be accessed in Bath on county Route 11, just south of I-86. Parking is available for four cars.


Sanford Lake Recreational Area within the Birdseye Hollow State Forest in Savona is where boaters can relax or families can get together. A DEC launch site can be found off Round Lake Road, where kayaks and trailered boats can be pushed on and off loading sites into shallow areas. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. Go to


• Take in America’s national sport by going to a baseball game.


There is nothing like a hot afternoon, cold drink, a hotdog and America’s favorite sport — baseball. The teams playing in the New York Collegiate Baseball League offer spectators the chance of seeing a future Major League player in the making.


Father’s Day Weekend there will be league action when the Dodgers play the Wellsville Nitros at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The rivalry continues at 7 p.m. Monday at the Dodgers' field. The teams are meeting for the first time. The Dodgers are 7-6 and the Nitros are 4-13. Go to to find games.


• Listen to a book.


Try relaxing with a book on tape. Audio books are available at all local libraries for just the price of a library card. Go to:, or


• Spend a day on a golf course.


Tee up at:


Hornell Country Club features both 9-hole games and 18-hole games. Get information at  or call (607) 324-1735.


Twin Hickory Golf Club near Hornell, is an 18-hole, USGA-rated course. Go to, or call (607) 324-1441.


Brae Burn Golf Course in Dansville is one of New York state's oldest courses (established 1898). The course offers both 9-hole and 18-hole options. Go to or call (585) 335-8840.