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Increased interest and usage of our grounds has identified the need for a handicapped accessible, weatherproof meeting area. Our animals need their fencing updated and dangerously deteriorated portions of their pasture landscaped. Repairs on our barn are greatly needed to keep our animals well.

Amberations’ goal is to raise $100,000+! This amount will allow us to provide a comfortable meeting place for visiting groups; possibly by purchasing the house adjacent to our barn. This would also enable us to improve the living space for our caretakers. Our barn and paddock area will be upgraded allowing us to adopt some additional animals and improve our paths making them more wheelchair friendly.

As always, your donations will also support the daily care of our animals.

PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING THIS SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE WORKING HARD TO CREATE SOMETHING GOOD IN THEIR COMMUNITY. We have identified the need, created the source, seen success and now need your help to take this venture to the next level.

If you would like more detailed information about our project, please reach out to us. Click the Contact Us tab for information.

If you would like more information about Amberations, check out the About Amberations page.


Fall Festival – October 4th 2015


Amberations Fall Festival grows in popularity every year. We offer a full afternoon of some of the finest local musicians along with delicious food, raffles, games, face painting, animals and more.

Please plan on coming to show your support for Amberations. The menu includes our own pumpkin chili, spanikopita, apple crisp, pumpkin ice cream, hot dogs, as well as an assortment of sweets (including the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies we have ever tasted) and beverages.

There are games for young and old, crafts, our fifty acre Treasure Hunt and countless opportunities to connect with nature on our beautiful grounds. Amberations’ animals will be roaming and anxiously awaiting visitors. Come early and plan on spending the day. At 5:45 the bands stop and our basket of ducks will allow guests to participate in the most up close and personal duck race ever. Sunday, October 4th from 1 – 6 PM at the Otisco Lake Community Center.

Amberations Outdoor Odyessy Summer Camp


We had a great time at Amberations Camp this summer. The kids were awesome, the weather was perfect and there were plenty of fun activities. We built a fort, made musical instruments, Sean King played for us and we all bid farewell to Banana Bob.

Summer Sundays at Amberations


Amberations Wellness Sessions

Join us for discussions with local experts every Sunday in July!
All sessions will be held at 7:00pm in the gazebo of the upper fields at Amberations.
Come to any or all and bring questions, a friend and a lawn chair!

Thanks to a grant from the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS) Amberations will be complementing their July Wellness Workshops with live, local musicians.

events will be held rain or shine


Sunday July 5, 2015 7:00pm
Johnna Wiley, Reiki Master will talk about the benefits of Reiki




Sunday July 12, 2015 7:00pm
Vanessa Smydra will discuss how to use essential oils for wellness



ChiroSunday July 19, 2015 7:00pm
Christopher Stahl, DC will explain the many ways that Chiropractic is beneficial for your well being




Sunday July 26, 2015 7:00pm
Lisa Jeske, RN, BSN, BS, Certified NAET Practitioner will describe NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques)

2015 Bike Ride and Mother’s Day Brunch




On Sunday May 10th, 2015 Amberations held their annual Bike Ride and Open House as well as a Mother’s Day brunch.

The rain held off for the race and we had a record number of riders! Thank you to all who participated as well as our generous donors and volunteers. Amberations would not exist without you.

The Bikery
Juniper therapeutic Massage in Baldwinsville
Wake Robbin
Syracuse Bicycle
Adams Eden Camp
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Gannon’s Ice Cream
Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf
Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, 2537 Otisco Valley Rd., Marietta
Onondaga Cycling Club
Silver Spring Farm Market
The Tracy Family
Judy Larkin, Certified Tea Specialist, The Larkin Tea Co. LLC
Vanessa Smydra
Barbara Soper
Dave Smith, Smith Sand & Gravel, 4782 Sheppard Rd., Marcellus

Diane Emord
Liz Williams
Barb Root
Mimi Wagner
Johnna Wiley
Ayla Wojciechowski
Chris Wojciechowski
Martha & Frank
Patti Stremple
Ononodaga Community College Philosopy Club
Joseph Grzyvinsky, Jeff Delperuto, Kassy Dalton, Kudik Abrams
Wendy Brooks, PR
Chris & MacKenzie Russell

Here are some pictures from the day.

Download a map of the bike ride
Amberations course map


Welcome to Amberations


Amberations is a 501(c-3) not-for-profit organization in Marietta, New York.

Our primary focus is to develop our 50 acre site as a natural oasis for people of all abilities to enjoy. We have two streams, beautiful woods, fields, abundant wildlife, a barn with a donkey, sheep, cats, ducks and chickens, an outhouse, and plans for trails and gardens.
All of this is the work of volunteers. We always need help and invite you to join us. Our grounds are always open however we suggest you call before your first visit to arrange for a guided tour. Our goal is to support mental health by offering opportunities and encouragement to interact with our natural environment

Dog Friendly!

Dogs and their people welcome in our upper fields!  There are two entrances to Amberations, the lower barn entrance and the upper field entrance.  Our animals at the barn are very skittish and defensive around dogs.  Please keep dogs on a leash and under close control at the barn area.  In the upper field area you are welcome to let your well mannered dogs off their leashes.  Please be courteous and respectful.  There is parking in the upper fields or you can hike through the woods from the barn.

The Animals

We like carrots and apples!  The donkey, sheep, and goats love to be fed grasses, apples, and carrots.  Hold your hand flat so they don’t mistake you for a carrot!  Their stomachs are very sensitive so please do not feed them any human goodies.  The kitty cats love to be pet and enjoy cat treats.

Come Visit!

Our barn is open to visitors every day of the year.  We suggest you call before your first visit so we can show you around and introduce you to our critters!  If that is not possible feel free to explore on your own.  Our barn is set back from the road, adjacent to the Otisco Lake Community Center, opposite the Amber Fire House.  There are treasure maps in the barn that will help you to explore our fifty acres.  There is also another entry that will bring you to parking in our upper fields area.  The second entrance is a steep driveway about 1/5 of a mile further up Amber Road, bear left at the top.  There is an outhouse and gazebo in the upper fields.