Leisure and Travel Blog

Discover Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Discover hydroponically grown strawberries as you tour Cayuga County and explore the beautiful Finger Lakes. Stand to pick delicious strawberries and experience an adventure not soon forgotten. Picking strawberries while standing has never been easier and more fun for folks of all ages. The strawberry patch is handicap accessible, as everything is grown on a smooth black tarp up off the ground.

Summer Celebrations

Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

During this time, it’s important to count the small wins, the little moments and celebrate! Whether it is graduation, a birthday, an anniversary, or a (socially distanced) get together with family or friends you haven’t seen in months, take the time to recognize these occasions and have a little fun. We’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas to help you do just that!

Wine Tasting at Long Point Winery Aurora NY- small group of people sitting at a table overlooking a vineyard

Small wins and little

Taste NY

Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Taste NY - Auburn is a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Agriculture department. Located in the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, the shop carries products produced right here in the state of New York. They focus on hyper-local products produced in Cayuga County including raw honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, dairy products, lotions, soaps and baked goods. Some of the Cayuga County

Farmers Markets

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 AM by Staff

Farmers Markets are important to the vitality of a community and the Auburn Farmer's Market is no different! Located across from the iconic Curley's Restaurant just off of Routes 5&20 West, the market is open for business on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, from June to October. Auburn is indeed a great place to live, and the farmer's market brings life and vitality to our beloved city!

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Harriet's Hometown

Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration began on June 19, 1865, which became known as Juneteenth, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation. Which President Abraham Lincoln originally sign over two years earlier. As an interesting local angle, Major General Gordon

Fun Activities for Father's Day

Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:00 AM by Staff

This year Father's Day comes right after the summer solstice a.k.a. the first day of summer, making it a perfect weekend to celebrate dad! This year some of our Father's Day activities may be a bit different than usual, but that doesn't mean you can't find ways to connect this holiday! Here is a list of ideas to let him know how special he is!

1. Did someone say clambake? Stop by Colloca Estate

Backyard Birding

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Backyard Birding is the fun craze that many people have enjoyed for years which has been getting extra attention lately. Whether you live in a bustling city or are surrounded by forests, anyone can take part. Explore the great outdoors through a window or head out on the trails to enjoy the fresh air, sights and sounds of songbirds nesting or migratory birds making their way north.

Osprey Image Birding Cayuga County - courtesy of scanlonheather

Take flight

Celebrate National Rose Day

Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Celebrating National Rosé Day on June 13th? We’ve got a guide to the Finger Lakes rosé to help you do just that so slip on your rose-colored glasses and pour a glass. Let’s start with a little history lesson. rosé originated in France and was then introduced to the rest of the Mediterranean by the Romans. The wines were produced by a mix of red and white grapes that were naturally light in color.

Outdoor Dining Options in Cayuga County

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:00 PM by Staff

It truly is the best of both worlds here in Cayuga County. The plethora of outdoor dining opportunities will amaze you this summer as the patio becomes the new dining room for many of our establishments.

What is cooking in Cayuga County? See for yourself!

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Aurora & Surrounding Area

Fair Haven

Moravia and Southern Cayuga County

Weedsport Area


Meet the latest winner of our monthly drawing from our E-Learning Program Participants! Congratulations to Dawn Jordan, one of recent graduates and winner of the $100 BID gift certificate raffle. Dawn is one of the talented painters at MacKenzie-Childs' studio located in Aurora, NY. She is a local advocate of the arts with many talents that she uses to support OUR community! Whether you catch her

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