Walk the steps of Harriet Tubman's Legacy.

As we end one year and begin another, many people find themselves reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming year. You may ask: 

  • Were you the best version of yourself in 2021? 
  • Who do you want to be in 2022? 
  • Do you have a role model that you look to for inspiration? 

One such inspirational person who made the world a better place was Harriet Tubman. Most well known for her remarkable role with the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman's relatives say she was an “ordinary woman who did extraordinary things.” Her chosen home for over 50 years, Cayuga County, helps show us who Harriet Tubman was and her many attributes that made her an incredible person! 

Here are some of the characteristics that made up this “ordinary woman” and some ways to #BeLikeHarriet in 2022 in our latest blog


Hibercation- Cozy socks and tea

Discover the cure for cabin fever: Hibercation: part hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul. Hibercation is the perfect cure for cabin fever. We are inviting everyone to enjoy some downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Treat yourself to guilt-free relaxation and much-needed coziness with a hibercation.

Shop Local

Our businesses are working tirelessly to create a safe holiday shopping experience. Shopping at the local business in your community goes further. It helps not just that one business, it supports employment, it supports the other small businesses and suppliers that they use, the money stays local. An added bonus is that you can find unique, meaningful gifts and often times a connection that you can't get online or in big box stores.  Keep your holiday spirits high and hunger at bay by enjoy lunch or an afternoon coffee from one of the many restaurants in our area.  

Where Brave Women Winter in Cayuga County FLX

History tells us that it takes a brave women to thrive in a Finger Lakes winter. Trailblazers like Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the Iroquois matriarchs carved out a new future for all of us in this fiercely beautiful region. Visit the Finger Lakes and celebrate their experience their stories and while you are here support locally women owned businesses. Click on banner for more information.

Brave Women 100 K Banner

Challenge yourself and your fiercest female friends to crush our 2nd Annual Winter 100K together or apart! Walk, hike, run, snowshoe, snowboard, ski, skate, skip, shimmy, shuffle, stroll—or all of the above—to celebrate brave women past and present in the Finger Lakes. 

 It’s a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the winter weather wherever you are. . Event runs January 1-March 31 and registration is open!
Click on banner to register or for more information .


Treasures along the Erie Canal

Interested in exploring sites along the Erie Canal? Download the app! Click on image for more information.

Erie Canal Mural


On 8/13/21 the Cayuga County Office of Tourism was made aware of an incident that took place at the Days Inn Auburn. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism does not stand for any discrimination or racial intolerance anywhere, but especially in our community.
As the home of humanitarian Harriet Tubman, we promote inclusivity across Cayuga County. The incident that occurred at Days Inn Auburn stands in stark contrast to that. We have removed them from the Cayuga County Office of Tourism’s website and all promotions.