Leisure and Travel Blog

Schweinfurth Art Center Annual Quilt Show

Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM by Maria Welych

The 39th annual “Quilts=Art=Quilts” exhibition is currently on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn. But someone unfamiliar with fiber arts would be surprised by the quilts’ appearance. These are art quilts, a genre of quilts designed to hang on walls instead of covering beds.

“This is one of the art center’s signature exhibits,” said Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb. “Our

Fight the Winter Blues this Year at Treleaven

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:00 AM by Staff

Harvest Season may have come to a close and the cold weather may be right around the corner in the Finger Lakes, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops at Treleaven! When you begin to look for a way to fight cabin fever during those chilly days, grab your friends and family and head to the winery - a short 25 minutes drive south of Auburn. You can still visit for regular tastings and tours, but if

With 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

Gretchen's Confections - chocolates and more

Searching for decadent chocolate that will win over even the most pickiest chocolate connoisseur? Gretchen's Confections has it all from delightful

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

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