Lansing is a sprawling town located on the Eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes district of New York State. The first settlers came to Lansing in 1791. In 1789 the area was divided into lots to repay the Revolutionary war soldiers for their service. John Lansing, Secretary to General Schuyler, was charged with granting this land. Later the North Family moved to Michigan and named Lansing, Michigan.
The county’s largest mall and airport are located in Lansing, with businesses encompassing the full range of enterprise. Retail space in the town and village is being built and renovated. Inns, bed and breakfasts and restaurants attract visitors, and the town boasts a number of churches and a new synagogue.