The Baldwinsville Gentle Dentistry team is proud to call Baldwinsville home. We thought we’d give you a peek into our village, located in the towns of Lysander and Van Buren, New York.
Situated in Onondaga County, you’ll find Baldwinsville northwest of Syracuse, just past Onondaga Lake on the Seneca River. It was in 1794 that the village welcomed its first permanent settlers, John and Lydia McHarrie from Maryland. They soon welcomed other travelers, including Dr. Jonas Baldwin and his wife, Eliza, who came to the area in 1798. They helped develop the community that would be named after them.
Under Dr. Baldwin, the village soon turned into an industrialized milltown with a thriving business community. The doctor built a dam to harness the river’s energy as well as a water highway and a bridge. A prosperous farming area grew around the village, as did small factories. In the 1970s, Anheuser-Busch built a large brewery to take advantage of the water supply from Lake Ontario. Although agriculture and industry have since faded away, the nearly 8,000 people of Baldwinsville enjoy the beauty and charm of this small village.
Things to Do
The area offers a little something for everyone, from nature activities to urban experiences that can be found in Syracuse. Many water activities can be enjoyed on the river and Onondaga Lake, as well.
Called “The Central Park of Central New York,” Onondaga Lake Park has walking trails and special events, along with a playground and skatepark. If you’re looking for history, the Salt Museum is not to be missed. After you’re done here, head into Syracuse to enjoy some great restaurants and shopping.
We are happy to call this area home and are honored to serve the people of Syracuse and Central New York with quality dental care. Please call our office to make an appointment for your dental needs. We look forward to seeing you!