Introduction to Waterloo, New York
Jabez Gorham became the first European in the area when he arrived sometime around 1795. Iroquois Native Americans once inhabited this area, but most relocated after the Sullivan Expedition of 1779. Waterloo was first incorporated as a village in 1824, then reincorporated in 1866.
Waterloo and nearby Attractions
- Arcadia Historical Museum
- Harriet Tubman Home
- Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
- Seneca Park Zoo
- Women's Rights National Historic Park
Things To Do In Waterloo
The Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum has many horse-drawn vehicles from the 19th century on display. The Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park offers boating and fishing opportunities to visitors, while the Cayuga Lake State Park has picnic areas and a playground, along with fishing and boating opportunities. The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is spread out over 7,000 acres and contains a 2-mile walking trail, a 3.5-mile scenic drive, observation towers and a visitor center.
Syracuse Hancock International is the closest major airport.
Waterloo Higher Education
Finger Lakes Community College, Cornell University, Ithaca College and Onondaga Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Waterloo.