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DeWittUnited States of America

Miles of reclaimed waterways and parklands make DeWitt, New York, the perfect place to visit for walking, biking or fishing.

Located along the shores of the old Erie Canal, the parks and natural areas of DeWitt offer an escape from the urban bustle of Syracuse. See how generations of local activism and care have preserved these public spaces just west of DeWitt for all kinds of endeavors.

Cast a line in Butternut Creek, whose 8 miles (13 kilometers) are stocked annually with trout for public fishing. Stroll or bike along the creek on one of the well-maintained paths and boardwalks.

Get adventurous and continue farther to connect with the 36-mile-long (57-kilometer) Old Erie Canal Historic Park, which meanders through the countryside to Rome, New York. Butternut Creek and the Old Erie Canal were once bustling transit hubs. Imagine the many packet boats and people as you enjoy the peace the area offers visitors today.

Golf at the public course at Drumlins Country Club or do some skate tricks indoors at the Black Mamba Skate Park.

Learn about local history by visiting the Jamesville Community Museum, located inside the historically registered St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, a classic example of 19th-century Gothic Revival architecture. Examine the local mineral exhibit or enjoy the rotating local history exhibits put on by volunteers.

Meander around the brick school buildings of Le Moyne College, the second-youngest Jesuit college in the United States. Climb the hill and admire the Federal-style splendor of the 19th-century Dr. John Ives House and its grounds, including a barn and smokehouse, as you look out across the quiet hum below.

Drive to DeWitt in 10 minutes from Syracuse University or a 4-hour drive from New York City. Fly into Syracuse Hancock International Airport, 20 minutes by car from DeWitt’s town center. Car rental is available at the airport.

Wholesome adventure awaits you in DeWitt, whose simple charm will inspire even the most stressed visitor to relax.

Where to stay in DeWitt

Carrier Dome which includes modern architecture

Eastside

3.5/5Good!(31 area reviews)

While visiting Eastside, you might make a stop by sights like Carrier Dome and Syracuse Stage.

Eastside

Top Hotels in DeWitt

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Econo Lodge Dewitt I-90
Econo Lodge Dewitt I-90
2 out of 5
3400 Erie Blvd E, DeWitt, NY
The price is $42 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

Located in the heart of DeWitt, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse University, and The Oncenter. Museum of Science and Technology ...

3.4/5 (278 reviews)

"Very nice and clean and friendly staff was very polite and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Econo Lodge Dewitt I-90
Maplewood Suites Extended Stay- Syracuse/Airport
Maplewood Suites Extended Stay- Syracuse/Airport
3.5 out of 5
400 7th North St., Liverpool, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of NBT Bank Stadium, Central New York Regional Market, and WonderWorks. 5 Wits Adventure and Destiny ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,129 reviews)

"It was clean. Was suprised that being a mini suite,did not include dishes ,eatware,pans ,paper towels,dish soap,etc.Pool was closed. Enjoyed the upgrade room. Over all pleasant stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Maplewood Suites Extended Stay- Syracuse/Airport
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4 out of 5
100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY
Free Cancellation
The price is $103 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Syracuse, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Onondaga County War Memorial, Landmark Theatre, and Everson Museum of Art. The ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (647 reviews)

"We only stayed one night. It’s a cool building. Location was nice, we enjoyed the short stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Popular places to visit in DeWitt

Syracuse University
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Syracuse University

4.5/5(507 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around Syracuse University, a top university in Syracuse. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Carrier Dome
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Carrier Dome

4.5/5(288 reviews)

College basketball, football and lacrosse have never seen more enthusiastic crowds than those inside this stadium on the campus of Syracuse University.

New York State Fairgrounds
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New York State Fairgrounds

4.5/5(213 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to New York State Fairgrounds, a well-known attraction in Syracuse. Discover the area's top-notch restaurants and its acclaimed theater scene.

Landmark Theatre
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Landmark Theatre

4/5(71 reviews)

See Broadway musicals, comedy or rock shows at this beautiful and supposedly haunted 1920s venue just off Syracuse’s Armory Square.

Armory Square
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Armory Square

4.5/5(177 reviews)

Home to Syracuse’s highest concentration of bars and restaurants, this lively city square is the perfect place for a night out in Central New York.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

4.5/5(113 reviews)

Get inspired by playful otters, serene swans, fascinating elephants, sophisticated snow leopards and many more mammals at this beloved Syracuse institution.

Top things to do in DeWitt

Destiny USA Shopping Pass
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Destiny USA Shopping Pass

$15
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York

$20
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York

$10
Per adult
Syracuse Scavenger Hunt: At The Center Of New York State
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Syracuse Scavenger Hunt: At The Center Of New York State

$20
Per adult
Full Bahir Dar Tour, Lake Tana Monasteries and Blue Nile Fall
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Full Bahir Dar Tour, Lake Tana Monasteries and Blue Nile Fall

$204
Per adult

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