Leisure and Travel Blog

11 Stranger Things to See and Do in Cayuga County

Monday, October 7, 2019 10:00 PM by Staff

Are you a fan of Netflix's Stranger Things or do you just like to find odd, quirky and offbeat things to do while you are on vacation? Although Cayuga County is miles away from the fabled, faux town of Hawkins, Indiana, we think you will like it here! We certainly do! To the best of our knowledge we don't have any Demogorgons and the upside down may only be a figment of the imagination. Check out

Autumn Harvest in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:00 AM by Staff

One of the best times to visit Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes is during the autumn harvest, when you can sample, pick and buy the freshest produce and enjoy the glorious fall foliage for which the region is so well known. You can even become part of the harvesting process by picking your own apples and pumpkins or stomping grapes.

Wine Tasting at CJS VineyardsWine tours are one of the most popular visitor activities

Top 5 Places to Leaf Peep in Cayuga County

Monday, September 16, 2019 4:00 PM by Meg Vanek

Owasco Lake- Route 38 SouthFillmore Glen State Park

Owasco Lake may be one of the smaller Finger Lakes, but is certainly not short on awe-inspiring views. Begin just south of the City of Auburn at Emerson Park at the northern tip of Owasco Lake. Head south on NY 38 and enjoy the dazzling foliage display as you leisurely drive down the western shore of the lake toward Moravia. End your leaf-peeping excursion at Fillmore

Taste Our Great Grapes in Cayuga County

Friday, September 6, 2019 4:00 PM by Gillian Sears

USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019 has tabulated the votes, concluding the Finger Lakes Region is the favorite wine region in the country as determined by its readers. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism and the Finger Lakes Region are proud of this achievement- not only to be nominated, but to be selected by readers across the country as the favorite wine region for the second year in a row.

Best Places to Go Leaf Peeping in Cayuga County

Monday, August 19, 2019 4:00 PM by Meg Vanek

To be honest to go leaf-peeping in the Finger Lakes, you do not really need to go anywhere- virtually everywhere you turn during the first two weeks of October, you’ll be surrounded by lush landscapes of red, yellow and bright orange. But for particularly magnificent views, check out these favorite spots.

Waterfalls at Fillmore Glen State ParkFillmore Glen State Park, located in southern Cayuga County, is known for its spectacular

As September settles in you can feel fall in the air and the magical display of colors starts to spread every so slightly across the rolling hills and valleys that make up the Finger Lakes Region.

Harvest Festival At TreleavenThe first crushing of the grapes can start as early as mid-August and depending on weather and fruit quality can continue into November and even December and January for the prized ice wines. But, fall

Theater and Fine Dining in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Thinking of doing something special, spending quality time with someone and making memories to enjoy throughout the year? These are those special moments that take a little more planning and coordinating to ensure everything falls into place. We’re here to make it easier for you. We have a variety of options to entice your mind, your heart and your belly! Cayuga County has fine dining options as

Whether you like antique & classic cars, motorcycles, live music or fine art, Founder’s Day has a variety for all to enjoy. New this year, the City of Auburn is sponsoring a special performance August 10 at 7PM by the Edgar Winter Band on the new field at Falcon Park. Advance sale tickets for $25 are available at the Doubledays box office, and online under summer events at auburnny.gov. Tickets

The Big Six Picnic & Cayuga Country Fair

Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Agriculture is alive and well in the Finger Lakes and if you don’t believe it, you better come on down to The Big 6 Picnic & Cayuga Country Fair. If you think you remember what the county fair was like in your home town and hanker to relive that memory, this is not to be missed! This all started back in the 1940’s and has been revived over the past three years and gets bigger and better each year.

Long Point State Park

Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:00 AM by Susan Marteney

Are you looking for a new daytrip idea that includes visiting a NY State Park? Take a drive down rural Route 90 on the east side of Cayuga Lake for a fun filled day on the water.

Long Point State Park located at 2063 Lake Road, Aurora is situated on a spit of land just below Aurora. While at the park, you are close to Wells College, many wineries including Long Point Winery, the lovely village of

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