Tourism FAQ's -
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1/ Why are Festivals in Oswego so Popular ?
Our Festivals appeal to people of all ages - Oswego's lakeside location is the ideal setting for Unique Activities, Family Fun, Musical Entertainment, and Good Times. Harborfest, in late July, is one of the largest Festivals of its kind in the Eastern U.S.
2/ What are the driving distances from nearby Cities ?
Syracuse, Watertown, Rochester, Oneida, NY - 55 miles
Kingston Canada, Ogdensburg, Watertown, Binghamton, Utica, NY - 100 miles
New York City, Seacaucus, NJ, Hartford, CT, Hershey, PA - 285 miles
3/ What is Oswego weather like ?
The summer months (May thru October) are temperate, and daytime temperatures range from the mid-60’s to 80’s.
Winter temperatures are much colder, and seasonal snowfall amounts may reach 150 inches or more. While this sounds like a lot of snow, it's perfect for winter sports - and Oswego is well equipped to handle the conditions!
4/ Is Public Transportation available in Oswego ?
Yes, The Centro Bus Service of Central New York serves multiple downtown locations, including regional services to outlying areas and nearby Cities.
5/ What does the word ‘Oswego’ mean ?
'Oswego' is a Native Iroquois Indian word that means ‘the Place where the waters pour out.’ It refers to the area where the raging Oswego River meets Great Lake Ontario. Oswego is pronounced 'oz . wee . go'
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