From the Erie Canal to its lakes, mountains and scenic parks, Syracuse offers a wide variety of activities as well as a number of museums and historic sites that are perfect for camp groups to visit. Located in Onondaga County, Syracuse was named after an east coast city in Sicily. In addition to being a top “green” city, it is also known as the birthplace of Milton Waldo Hanchette, the man who in 1840 invented the first dental chair