Prospecting for Herkimer Diamonds
Enjoy finding your own Herkimer Diamonds by doing some prospecting. We can supply you with a hammer and bag for your diamonds. You may keep everything you find! (COST)
Learn how to Fly Fish
The West Canada Creek is well known in the area for Fly Fishing for trout and bass. Learn how to cast or make ties with a lesson from Jordan.
Take a field trip with our native birds
You can view some of our native birds in their natural habitat.
Race solar cars
Solar energy is amazing! Experience what can happen with solar energy by racing model cars.
Design your own jewelry
You can experience making your own jewelry with a Herkimer Diamond you mined or purchased. Create earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet. (Cost)
Produce your own ice cream
Have fun while making a cool and tasty treat of ice cream.
Crayfish in the West Canada Creek
A fun activity to enjoy with the kids, learn to catch crayfish.
Dig for fossils
Dig for fossils at the Herkimer Diamond Mines sluicing area. (Cost)
Create your own t-shirt
We offer a tye dyeing activity and also have a new spin art t-shirt design center. Bring a t-shirt or purchase one with our logo. (Cost)
Experience cooking with our organic garden foods and herbs
Pick your own herbs, when in season.
Disect a frog
Who loves Science? We do! Disect a frog with us and learn some biology.
Explode a volcano
We are going to do a science experiment which is a classic! Have you exploded a volcano before?
Take a picture with our mascot
Take a family picture with our mascot…. If you can find him!
Tube down the West Canada Creek
The West Canada Creek is well known to tubers. Just bring your own tube or purchase one in the KOA Store.
Bake apples with our local recipes
Enjoy fresh local apples and have the choice to make some of our employees favorite apple recipes.
Search for candy with flashlights
The name of this activity says it all! Meet at the designated starting point with a flashlight and our staff will provide the bags. This activity is geared towards kids ages 12 and under.
Sing on our hay wagon ride
As we ride around the campground, join in a sing along and show other guests how much fun you are having.
Compete in disc golf tournaments
Bring your regulation size discs or borrow frisbees from the KOA Store, either way, have fun with some disc golf.
Explore our universe and constellations
We are pleased to announce a new Astronomy Lodge coming to the Herkimer Diamond KOA. Enjoy looking at the night sky through skylights and telescopes on the observation deck, as well as, an indoor planetarium!
Watch outdoor movies
Do you like movies? So do we! Enjoy a movie at our Outdoor Cinema located at the KOA Prospector’s Pavilion. If raining….the movie will be help above the KOA Office in the Diamond Fun Center.
Sample organic teas
Enjoy organic teas from our local provider Redco Foods, Inc., located in Little Falls, NY.
Assemble a windmill
Learn about solar energy resources while building a windmill.