Cayuga County offers over 300 “Life List” birds in the flyways and skyways from north to south and east to west. You may encounter a 3-inch…

Enjoy a Winter Hike

Experience, explore, and enjoy the winter landscape. Don't forget to pack your camera, the views you're going to see are fantastic!

Brave Women FLX

Brave Women FLX encourages visitors and residents to celebrate the forward-thinking female pioneers of the Finger Lakes by exploring the historic…

Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first time that people of different…

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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.

Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman

Honoring an American Hero

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March 10 th is Harriet Tubman Day-an American holiday in honor of activist Harriet Tubman. On this day take time to remember the heroic actions of…

Women's History

Where Brave Women Winter

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The Finger Lakes region has fabulous assets that make it an ideal place to live and travel, including our…

Finding Your Way

New Cayuga Map


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.

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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. 

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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.

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