Cicero is a town in northeastern Onondaga County, bordered to the north by the Oneida River and Oswego County, to the east by Madison County, to the south by Manlius and Dewitt, and to the west by Clay. Oneida Lake, one of the largest bodies of water entirely in New York State, is at the north end of town. The Cicero Swamp, a fairly large swamp, is within the town’s borders. The town of Cicero has dozens of hamlets and “communities,” and includes part of the village of North Syracuse. Hancock International Airport, the major airline server for the area, is at the south town line.
Local Museums & Landmarks
The Stone Arabia Schoolhouse Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated by the Cicero Historical Society. The Salt Museum, which celebrates the area’s salt mining industry, is in nearby Liverpool (about 8 miles west of Cicero). Syracuse is only about 13 miles south and has several museums, including the Erie Canal Museum and the Museum of Science & Technology. The reconstructed Erie Canal follows the Oneida River along the north town line here.