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Madison County

Madison County – the Heartland of New York, welcomes you. Here, we're simply country. What do we mean by that? Well, think farm-to-table restaurants, charming shops, unique festivals, farmstead bed & breakfasts, and cozy inns. That's us.

Located minutes from Syracuse and Utica you will find quaint villages, Country Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and a rural community full of heritage. From high end boutiques and timeless antique shops to local farmers markets you will never run out of places to discover.

Enjoy dinner in Cazenovia or Hamilton and pair your meal with a local craft beverage. Be sure to stroll downtown and visit the unique shops you'll find along the way, too. For even more shopping, head over to Bouckville where antique shops line Route 20. And be sure to return in August for the famous Madison-Bouckville Antique Week.

Did you know that the people of Madison County played an important role in the Underground Railroad and Abolition movement? Find out more when you visit the heritage sites in Peterboro.

Or if you're looking to stretch your legs and take in some fresh air, head to DeRuyter and Georgetown. That's where you'll find plenty of opportunities to mountain bike, hike, camp, hunt, fish, and more.

And here in the country, we know how to throw a party. Celebrate all things "Oz" during the annual Oz-Stravaganza festival in Chittenango, birthplace of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Madison County, NY is a gem in the heart of New York State, with a rich history and scenic vistas. With Oneida Lake as our northern border, 14 other lakes, the Erie Canal, and many square miles of publicly-owned land, we have a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation, while shoppers find bargains in the antique shops and specialty stores scattered along our roadways and in our charming villages. The county is particularly rich in hunting and fishing locations. And you're invited to escape the daily grind and indulge your senses here in Madison County.

And if you're ready to rumble, head to Canastota for Induction Weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Or visit Hop Fest in Oneida to celebrate New York's strong heritage of growing this beer-producing crop.

We're happy to have you with us. So go ahead, unwind and stay as long as you like. You're always welcome in the Heartland.

MORE INFO ON MADISON COUNTY:

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 69,441 people, 25,368 households, and 17,580 families residing in the county. The population density was 106 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 28,646 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile (17/km²).

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