Canastota, New York is an Erie Canal community central to a region rich in historical tradition. Originally settled in 1810, Canastota evolved into a vibrant Canal town and became incorporated in 1835. A revitalized portion of the Canal still exists, running through the central portion of the Village. The Canal Town Museum is located just across the street from the Canal. Much of the Village’s past can be viewed here. Many Victorian style homes from the active Canal period still exist throughout the Village. Products produced in Canastota, such as Canastota Cut Glass and Sherwood sleds and wagons, are highly valued in the antiques market. Canastota has a proud Italian heritage. Onions and potatoes from the local mucklands are recognized country wide. The Village has been prominent in the sport of boxing, producing two world champions. The International Boxing Hall of Fame is now a leading feature in the Village. Induction week is in June. This is an excellent week of fun for the family, boxing fan or not. The library is a Carnegie Library on the National Register of Historic Places. It is rich in architecture and full of excellent literary works.
Just to the north of the Village is Sylvan Beach where fishing, camping, boating and fun on the beach are available throughout the summer.
Canastota is located at exit 34 of the New York State Thruway. This allows easy access to Syracuse, Utica, Hamilton, Morrisville and the Turning Stone Casino.
Have a great stay in Canastota!