Madison County, Central NY

Imagine a place of lasting beauty carved by time and tradition. Seasons of ageless tales to tell and new stories to create. A place where you can immerse your senses in picturesque landscapes and outdoors adventures.

Enjoy hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding—and viewing the brilliant foliage in the fall and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Or take your kayak out on one of our many lakes and ponds or the world-famous Erie Canal. Along the way, stop for wildlife viewing or visit spectacular waterfalls.

Experience a true farm-to-table restaurant in Cazenovia or Hamilton and pair your meal with a local craft beer, wine, cider or spirit. Be sure to stroll downtown and visit the independent shops along the way. For even more shopping, head over to Bouckville, where antique shops line Route 20.

Visit Chittenango, birthplace of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Follow the village’s yellow-brick sidewalks to the All Things Oz museum then try your luck at the Yellow Brick Road Casino.

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

When you’re ready to unwind, spend the night in one of our charming bed & breakfasts, cozy country inns, starry campgrounds or comfortable hotels.

Start planning your Madison County experience by requesting the Madison County Inspiration Guide.