Jack's Reef, New York

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Jack's Reef New York
hamlet
Jack's Reef New York is located in New York
Jack's Reef New York
Jack's Reef New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°6′23″N 76°25′56″W / 43.10639°N 76.43222°W / 43.10639; -76.43222Coordinates: 43°6′23″N 76°25′56″W / 43.10639°N 76.43222°W / 43.10639; -76.43222
Country United States
State New York
County Onondaga
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 13112
Area code(s) 315
Website www.jacksreef.com/index.html

Jack's Reef is a hamlet in the Town of Van Buren, New York in Onondaga County, New York. It was developed around an inn, extant today as a restaurant, where Old Route 31 (supplanted by modern NY Route 31) bent around a large oxbow in the Seneca River. Subsequently a canal was cut about a mile to the north, which shortened the navigation route. Consequently, Jack's Reef lost virtually all commercial and much recreational traffic. The nearby Seneca River still attracted summer residents, however. Today year-round homes are being built nearby, as the hamlet is within commuting range of Syracuse, New York.