Summers in central New York tend to be warm and humid, with daytime temperatures ranging from 60 to 85 degrees F and rainfall averaging 4.5 inches every month. With cloud cover 45 per cent of the time, rain gear is suggested. Visitors often remark how lush and green the area appears. The spring and fall temperatures varies even more than the summer, ranging from freezing to 70 degrees F. Snow is common as late as May and as early as October. Clothing worn in layers is recommended. The area is noted for its spring bulbs and flowering crab apples, while the fall foliage is spectacular.
Since Fort Stanwix National Monument is one of the most authentically reconstructed forts in North America, it also has plenty of authentic mud. Most activities are outdoors. Good, walking shoes with closed toes and low heels are advised.