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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Time to Get Out on the Water

These beautifully warm temperatures are calling for us to enjoy the most amazing natural resource in the Finger Lakes. The water! We have the most spectacular lakes and waterways surrounding us, and the view from the water on a paddle craft is the most serene and tranquil way to enjoy it. Kayaking is my personal favorite, and I could spend every weekend exploring a new waterway in our area. There…

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Discovering History

Harriet Tubman played a significant role in our nation’s history she was a spy during the civil war, an underground railroad conductor, a homeowner, and a supporter of the suffragist movement. As the famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, Harriet led many individuals to freedom and endlessly fought for equal rights. In 1859, after emancipating herself and members of her family, Harriet…

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Fillmore Days-The History, The Memories, The Bathtubs

Summertime is synonymous with the season of races – be they of the running, biking, swimming, or paddling variety. The training for most races involves tying up those laces, dusting off the equipment, and putting in the training. What may not be a part of your typical race training basics is a bathtub; that is unless you are signing up for the Fillmore Days Bathtub Races. Now, before we dive into…

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Take a Summertime Adventure in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

See “The Journey to Freedom” Sculpture and more! Take a Summertime Adventure in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown Summertime in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State is a spectacular time of year to take a vacation and have an adventure. Here you will find an abundance of delicious culinary offerings, craft beverages in the breweries, wineries & distilleries, cultural attractions, and of…

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The Magic of Live Theatre

I have always loved live theatre, what’s not to love? Musicals, dramas, opera, I love it all. Theatre can be whatever you want it to be – escapism, a fun evening out. Once my children and grandchildren were old enough to attend, I brought them with me. There is nothing better than seeing the look of awe on their faces during a performance. I remember taking my granddaughter to see Cinderella, when…

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Take a road trip along the Underground Railroad in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

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 races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice. The term “Underground Railroad” started in the 1830s and referred to an informal covert network to help enslaved people escape. One of the most well-known leaders of this initiative was…

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Family Fun at the Drive-In

Drive-In Family Fun x 2 By Susan Dove On the western outskirts of Auburn, NY on historic Route 20, there are 2 reasons to plan some good old-fashioned family fun this summer. There is Reese's Dairy Bar, the kind of drive-in to get a hamburg, french fries and ice cream, plus just a little farther west on Route 20 is the oldest drive- theater in New York State! First, fill your bellies at…

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Celebrating Independence Day in Small Town America

Sailing into Summer! Located at the very tippy top of Cayuga County is the village of Fair Haven. Do not sleep on this little town that celebrates the 4th of July big! Community members of this village work together and work hard to bring residents and visitors a nostalgic, jammed pack weekend of events, family friendly activities and delicious food. The celebrations are kicked off on Thursday…

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Fishing in Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake is the largest Finger Lake that lies partially in Cayuga County. The lake is approximately 39 miles long. Cayuga Lake is the second deepest Finger Lake reaching a maximum depth of 435 feet deep. It has an average of 180-feet deep but the very northern end of 10 miles, only reaches 18-feet at the deepest point. The lake averages 1.7 miles in width with the widest area near Aurora at 3.5…

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Family Fun at Tom Thumb's!

by Susan Dove My search for the best ice cream in Cayuga County continues at Tom Thumb's in the Town of Owasco. Tom Thumb's is a combination Drive-In and Miniature Golf Course, all overlooking beautiful Owasco Lake. Experience family fun at its finest, no matter if you are 9 months old or 90 years old! The 18 hole miniature golf course is somewhat challenging with some cool water features…

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