Introduction to North Syracuse, New York
North Syracuse, New York, in Onondaga county, is 6 miles N of Syracuse, New York (center to center) and 140 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village has easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Syracuse metropolitan area. North Syracuse contains a population of approximately 6,862.
North Syracuse History
Originally named Centerville, the area was renamed in 1880, and was incorporated as a village in 1925. Many local streets are named after the family members of the first settlers, the Fergerson family. The United States' first plank road was created in Syracuse for salt transportation.
North Syracuse and Nearby Attractions
- Kennedy Park
- Everson Museum of Art
- Green Lakes State Park
- Lorenzo State Historic Site
- Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Things To Do In North Syracuse
Visitors may spend time at several parks in North Syracuse including Kennedy Park, Green Lakes State Park, Toll Road Park, Veterans Memorial Park, and Lonergan Park. Heritage Park has tennnis courts, a basketball court, hiking trails, and softball fields. Those interested in history may enjoy a visit to nearby museums like Erie Canal Museum, Salt Museum, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, and the Everson Museum of Art.
North Syracuse Transportation
The Syracuse Hancock International airport is nearby.
North Syracuse Higher Education
Colleges close to North Syracuse include Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, and Onondaga Community College.