Union Springs is a village of about 1,000 people located southwest if Auburn in Cayuga County. The name is derived from the mineral springs near the village. The village is located on the east shore of Cayuga Lake on State Route 90 (not Interstate 90). State Route 326 intersects NY-90 north of the village. Frontenac Island, ceremonially important to the Cayuga, is located near the village in Cayuga Lake.