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Cabin Fever? ...Try a Hibercation!

It’s time to redefine the cozy winter getaway with a Hibercation – a state of relaxation and coziness characterized by the body’s increased exposure to charming lake towns, delightful culinary experiences, local craft breweries, and friendly, down-to-earth people. This is Cayuga County’s fourth annual Hibercation event and we are thrilled to bring you a variety of lodging partners and various…

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Shop till you Drop-Shop Green, Shop Local

You have probably heard of Black Friday, but have you heard of Green Friday? Green Friday encourages people to shop mindfully and to shop sustainably. This doesn't mean that you can't “shop ‘til you drop", it just means, be more mindfull of your purchases, shop small local businesses, eat at local restaurants. Gifts don't alway need to be bought at a store they could be gifts of experiences, make…

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Thanksgiving Traditions

"Over the river and through the wood,To have first-rate play. Hear the bells ring,”Ting-a-ling-ding!" Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!” -Lydia MariaChild Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because all its asks of you is to gather with people you care about and share a meal. No gifts, necessary, no special decorations or tree, all that is needed is people getting together to enjoy each other’s company…

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Black Woman Owned Business Makes Mark on Agriculture Industry at Grow-NY

Leslie Woodward is the founder of Edenesque is making her mark on the food and ag industry, just like Harriet Tubman did selling apples from her land right here in New York. The Black-owned, Kingston, New York-based business is in the running to win $1 million at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit in November with her plant-based milks. The Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition is…

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Recharge…Relax…Renew in Cayuga County!

Self- Care is defined in the dictionary as the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, during periods of stress. Some people think self- care is synonymous with being self-centered and selfish, this is simply not true! Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress. It also helps improve…

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Spooky & not so Spooky Halloween Events

The spookiest holiday of the year is just around the corner, and I have complied a few spooky and not so spooky things to do this season in Cayuga County! Top Ten Not Too Spooky Family Friendly Things to do this Halloween Season Penny’s Country Farm- Come join the fun at Penny's Pumpkin Patch! Fun for all ages! Themed weekends, fun zone, farm animals, playground, spook woods, corn mazes, kiddie…

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Cayuga Film Festival Honors Robe Imbriano with Harriet Tubman Freedom Award

The Second Annual Cayuga Film Festival is returning to Auburn, NY on October 28 and 29, 2022. In honor of Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday, this year’s festival is also presenting a special award, the Harriet Tubman Freedom Award sponsored by Tour Cayuga. History of Cayuga Film Festival The Cayuga Film Festival highlights the film works of high school, college and emerging filmmakers. The inaugural…

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Fall at Cayuga County’s State Parks

Do you love fall? Brightly colored leaves? The majestic feel of a brisk day? Stop reading, get into your car, and immediately drive to the park closest to you—now. Peak season for Central New York is the third week of October. This weekend, October 22 and 23, Fair Haven is hosting their Annual Leaf Peepers Weekend. Long ago, I planned a for a long-weekend the second week of October to conquer…

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Unplan your Getaway-Hiking...Cider and Fun!

Unplan your Getaway Hiking...Cider and Fun Activities Fall is unquestionably my favorite season — everything feels crisp, clean, vibrant and so very special. The changing colors pair perfectly with the delicious flavors of apples and pumpkins, the crunch of the leaves during a brisk hike, and the smells of the firepit as you enjoy less congested camping. With so many things to make fall the best…

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Family Fall Fun in Cayuga County

Cayuga County is the perfect place for families for plan a fall trip. There is a chill in the air and the trees are starting to change colors! From hiking to waterfalls to stunning lakeside views, picking pumpkins and apples, to corn mazes, and fall festivals, get ready to explore! Spend a weekend here discover all we have to offer! Orchards…Pumpkins and Apples According to the New York Apple…

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