Introduction to Baldwinsville, New York
Baldwinsville, New York, in Onondaga county, is 12 miles NW of Syracuse, New York (center to center) and 130 miles E of Buffalo, New York. Baldwinsville is considered to be part of the Syracuse metropolitan area.
John McHarrie, a farmer from Maryland, founded Baldwinsville, which was named after Dr. Jonas Baldwin and Eliza his wife, who arrived in 1798. Dr. Baldwin constructed a dam to generate energy across the Seneca River, and he also built a private canal. As the rural area improved, it expanded into an industrialized mill town and was incorporated as a village in 1848.
Baldwinsville and Nearby Attractions
- Beaver Lake Nature Center
- Rosamond Gifford Zoo
- McHarrie's Legacy Museum
- Battle Island State Park
- Harriet Tubman Home
Things To Do In Baldwinsville
Several museums near the village are the Erie Canal Museum, the Bridge House Museum, and the Everson Museum of Art. Lysander-Radisson Ice Arena provides indoor ice-skating opportunities for people of all ages. Parks in Baldwinsville include Volunteer Park, Community Park, McHarrie Park, Mercer Park, and Van buren Central Park. These parks offer fishing, camping and picnicking areas, playgrounds, grills, public boat launch sites, and natural walking trails.
The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is nearby.
Baldwinsville Higher Education
The closest colleges to Baldwinsville include Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University, and Le Moyne College.