Leisure and Travel Blog

Bradford Heights and DelightsWith the holidays right around the corner, it seems like the perfect time of year to share a list of Finger Lakes inspired gifts from local producers, artisans, and specialty shops to include in your own Finger Lakes gift basket.

Sweet Treats

Bradford Heights Marketplace in the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn is part of the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail and features locally produced baked goods, raw

Autumn Harvest in the Finger Lakes

Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 AM by Meg Vanek

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017 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

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

Route 90 Sale - 50 Mile Garage SaleA 50-mile-long garage sale is a treasure hunter’s dream and you can follow that dream on State Route 90, from Montezuma to Homer on July 29 and 30 this year. The sale, which started in 1988, is always held the last full weekend in July and officially runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, but you’ll find some vendors out earlier and some stay longer. It’s all pretty casual. You will

The Finger Lakes region has some of the best spots for viewing spectacular 4th of July fireworks. With five days of festivities spanning the region, you’ll be sure to find the perfect celebration for you and your family. Upcoming fireworks displays include:

June 30

4th of July Fireworks in Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen, NY): Grab your lawn chair, your blanket, your family, and friends, and get

Goof Off in the Finger Lakes

Friday, March 10, 2017 11:00 AM by Staff

March 22, 2017 is National Goof Off Day.  That’s right, there is an actual day designated to give yourself permission to break out of the routine, procrastinate, be silly and just plain avoid doing the mundane tasks of everyday life.   

Five Ways to Celebrate Love in Aurora

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:00 AM by Alex Schloop

Strolling hand-in-hand, relaxing with a luxurious couples massage, sharing an intimate meal in front of our dining room’s roaring fire — Aurora has everything you need to make Valentine’s Day unforgettable for you and your sweetheart.

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