Syracuse, the cloudy city that is stingy with sunshine but spectacular with sunsets, is a progressive town with a past. A walk along the James and Genesee streets is a walk of old and magnificent mansions and includes the Hotel Syracuse, all crystal chandeliers and antique furnishings.
The Onondaga Lake, on Syracuse's northwest end, keeps the city under a white blanket over a long winter, but these New Yorkers keep active. Syracuse University is home to the only domed academic stadium in the country, which is host to spectator sports year-round. Green Lakes State Park is about ten miles from Syracuse and the lakes are indeed green, painted so by both the flora and fauna living under their surface. In the summer, this is the place for hiking and camping.
You can find more indoor pursuits at the Everson Museum of Art, boasts one of the greatest collections of ceramic art on the planet. The Erie Canal Museum is another monument to the famous canal's nineteenth century glory and the Museum of Automobile History and the Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology bring the city through the twentieth century and today. Children love the Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park and the excitement of the New York State Fair; and theater-goers can only be excited by Syracuse Stage and Landmark Theater.
Syracuse is a mid-sized town located about 140 miles west of Albany and 90 miles east of Rochester on I-90. For more information on Syracuse, look at the links on the sidebar on the left-hand side of the page.