Our village has been a destination since its founding in 1793. Here, on a hill overlooking Cazenovia Lake, John Lincklaen built a neo-Classical mansion and named it Lorenzo. More than 200 years later, his mansion is now a New York State Historic Site, and it's on the great central lawn of Lorenzo that we hold our driving competition. While you are here, wander the Dark Aisle Arboretum and formal garden, and make time to explore the antique carriage collection that provides a link between the driving competition and Cazenovia’s rich equestrian history.
Take a stroll down Albany Street and enjoy homes and business that have remained remarkably unchanged for the last century. Cazenovia boasts a vibrant downtown. brimming with opportunities for shopping, dining and relaxing. From clothing and gift shops, gourmet and family-friendly restaurants -- even an Egyptian mummy in a museum filled with curiosities inside the village library -- there is always something to do and see.
Ready to stretch your legs? Outdoor activities abound. Hike the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation trail system (downloadable maps are on their website). A short drive leads to Chittenango Falls, with its spectacular 167 foot waterfall and hiking trails. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, just a few miles east of the village, will restore the weary soul with walking trails and contemporary sculpture by national and international artists. In the heart of the village lies the welcoming green space of Lakeland Park. For the kids, the playground at Lakeside Park is only a hop, skip and a jump down the road.
Wherever you roam, make time to stop by the Lorenzo Driving Competition's Welcome Tent and say "hello." We look forward to meeting you, and hope you enjoy your stay in Cazenovia!