Welcome to Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes Region
Walk the steps of Harriet Tubman's legacy and explore the many sites that tell the story
Harriet Tubman was guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom, and community. After emancipating herself and members of her family from slavery, Tubman moved them to Auburn and nearby Fleming in 1860. Central New York was a hub for progressive thought, abolition, and women’s suffrage where Tubman continued to fight for human rights and dignity during her 54 years of freedom. The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. is an independent non-profit established by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to manage and operate the homestead of Harriet Tubman. The Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, the Tubman Home for Aged and Infirm Negroes, the restored Tubman barn, and the Harriet Tubman Residence are operated by the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc.
A Year-round Destination!
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You have probably heard of Black Friday, but have you heard of Green Friday? Green Friday encourages people to shop mindfully and to shop sustainably…
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"Over the river and through the wood,To have first-rate play. Hear the bells ring,”Ting-a-ling-ding!" Hurrah for Thanksgiving…
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Leslie Woodward is the founder of Edenesque is making her mark on the food and ag industry, just like Harriet Tubman did selling apples from her land…
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Self- Care is defined in the dictionary as the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, during periods…
Finding Your Way
In northern Cayuga County, visitors have access to Lake Ontario and can enjoy beach days at Fair Haven Beach State Park. Winery experiences, such as Colloca Estate Winery are prevalent. And trails such as Seaway Trail and Erie Canal Recreational Trail are sure to please.
Home to Cayuga’s county seat, the city of Auburn, central Cayuga has many attractions such as the Harriet Tubman Home and Seward House Museum, park access to Owasco Lake, professional theater and baseball, New York's only Bass Pro Shops, and a wide variety of dining and accommodation options.
In southern Cayuga County, Long Point Winery is sure to please the pallet. Visitors can also head to Fillmore Glen State Park, home to five waterfalls, swimming pools, camping and picnic areas. Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary is also a unique experience, boasting 157 acres, and a diverse bird population.