Introduction to Oneida, New York
Oneida, New York, in Madison county, is 21 miles W of Utica, New York and 163 miles E of Buffalo, New York . The city is included in the Syracuse metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,987 people lived in Oneida.
The present day city of Oneida was founded as a religious community by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848. It was named after the Oneida Indians, who originally occupied the region. The Oneida Indians were among the few members of Iroquois Confederation who allied with the Revolutionaries during the American Revolution. They still occupy some territory in the area. The city was quite famous for its silverware at one time.
Oneida and nearby Attractions
- Oneida Creek
- Erie Canal
- Cottage Lawn
- Mansion House
- Verona Beach State Park
- Madison County Historical Society
Things To Do In Oneida
Recreational waterways like the Oneida Creek and Erie Canal are situated at the perimeter of the city's boundaries. Several parks dot the city evenly. There are 10 public tennis courts in Oneida and more than 100 acres of parkland that is used for organized youth sports, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and cross country skiing. There is a winter ice skating rink as well. Oneida is located near the center of the New York State Canalway Trail System; a network of over 260 miles of multi-use, recreational trails.
Air transportation facilities are available at Syracuse Hancock International Airport.
Oneida Higher Education
Colgate University, Mohawk Valley Community College and Le Moyne College provide facilities for higher education.