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About Hamilton, N.Y.

The beautiful home of Colgate was recently named one of America’s most friendly towns by Forbes magazine. Winter, summer, spring, or fall, you’ll find lots of smiles and plenty to do right here in the Chenango Valley.

The Village Green hosts festivals, concerts, and farmers markets.

Top Picks

Zagat (yes, that Zagat!) focused the spotlight on Slices, also known as New York Pizzeria, when it listed it as one of the “10 pizza joints in the U.S. that are worth some travel time." Read what Zagat had to say, and see what also makes Hamilton special with our list below.

Maxwells
Dark chocolate salted caramels. Enough said!
 
Rusch's Bar and Grill
Catching a ball game, or many games at once, can work up an appetite. This is the place for you.
 
Farmers Market
This is an important Saturday morning ritual for everyone who loves locally grown produce and meats, and unique artwork and crafts.

The Colgate Inn
This historic eatery and inn was recently renovated and holds a special place on the Village Green. Remember to order the delicious Toll House pie for dessert!

Colgate Hotspots

The Colgate Inn
Rest in our newly renovated suites. Relax with friends in the taproom. Have a great meal in our restaurant.
 
The Colgate Bookstore
Browsing for gear or great literature? Visit the Colgate Bookstore in the heart of Hamilton.
 
Seven Oaks Golf Course
Our award-winning course offers glorious views, peaceful streams, and challenging holes.
 
Barge Canal
You can rev up or wind down at the Barge Canal Coffee shop.

The Palace Theater
Performing arts royalty hold court at the Palace. Check out our full calendar of events.

Hamilton Movie Theater
We show the latest features as well as popular indies and kid movies in a charming hometown movie house.

Village Green
The village green hosts a number of events, including a weekly summer farmers' market, and the annual Great Chocolate Train Wreck Festival, recognized as one of the best festivals in the region.