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Welcome to Cazenovia, NY
by ‪Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce‬


Nestled among the rolling hills of western Madison County lies Cazenovia, a picturesque town highlighted by a quaint village aside one of the most beautiful lakes in Central New York. Founded shortly after the American Revolutionary War, the village and surroundings feature a wide variety of architectural styles, ranging from the Greek Revivals of the 1820s and 30s, to the stately modern colonials popular with builders today.


The Cazenovia School District is one of the top public school systems in Upstate New York. The district is split between two campuses, one that houses Burton Street Elementary School and the other near the village center where Cazenovia Middle School and the stately Cazenovia High School lie. The schools are widely recognized for their academic successes as well as athletic and artistic accomplishments.

Recreation & Entertainment

Cazenovians have a host of outdoor activities available to them. In the summer, sailors, swimmers, water skiers and kayakers take over the lake, which is also a destination for bass fishermen. There is a network of nature trails, which provide ample terrain for runners and hikers in the summer and cross-country skiers in the winter. Some of these trails run adjacent to Chittenango Creek, which flows north through the village on its way over the majestic Chittenango Falls to Oneida Lake. There are also two local golf courses and the Cazenovia Ski Hill, providing plenty to do for any kind of outdoor enthusiast

Transportation & Traffic

The village lies at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 13. Route 20, listed among America’s most scenic byways, is Albany Street within the village limits. It connects with Route 92 just west of Cazenovia Lake, which is the main route for commuters to the Syracuse area.

Pros & Cons

The lakes, the scenery and the quaint village make Cazenovia one of the most desirable addresses in Central New York. Cazenovia is close enough to Syracuse for commuters to make the drive, but far enough away to have its own distinct rural feel.