Introduction to Norwich, New York
The early settlers of Norwich came from Massachusetts and Connecticut, arriving sometime around 1788. Norwich was formed in 1793 but later had to give up a substantial area of land in order to form new neighboring townships. Norwich became its own village on April 17, 1816, and was reincorporated as a city in 1914.
Norwich and nearby Attractions
- Chenango County Museum
- Gilbert Lake State Park
- Bement-Billings Farmstead
- Chittenango Falls State Park
- Rosamond Gifford Zoo
- Tioga Scenic Railroad
Things To Do In Norwich
The Northeast Classic Car Museum and Chenango County Museum are located in the city. Nearby historic sites include the Lorenzo State Historic Site, the Bement-Billings Farmstead, the Elihu Root House and the Herkimer Home State Historic Site. The Gilbert Lake State Park and Hunt's Pond State Park have picnic areas and offer boating, camping, fishing and swimming opportunities. The city hosts the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival and the Chenango Blues Festival every year.
Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.
Norwich Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Broome Community College, Cazenovia College, SUNY Oneonta and Colgate University.