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Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 PM by Staff

Get outdoors this Spring

The flowers are starting to bloom and the birds to sing, it’s time to join them. Grab your walking shoes, clean the cobwebs off the bike and hit the trails and parks. Cayuga County offers an impressive quantity of places to get in touch with nature and pump fresh air into our lungs as we explore new spots. Here are enough to get you going, check them out, then send us

Why You Should Visit Aurora NY

Friday, April 12, 2019 3:00 PM by Shaunda Necole

A Summer Of Wanderlust

Shaunda Necole exploresThis summer I have been a woman with wanderlust! We began July, precisely on the first, with a road trip to Florida. We visited the cities of Orlando, Clearwater, Miami Beach and of course Disney World (which should be a city, itself ;-). I shared on my Instagram and Instagram Stories many of our excursions from each of our destinations in the Sunshine State. I would have

It's Maple Syrup Time

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Maple Sugar Time

Winter has been dragging on and on and the beginning of March brought us some frigid weather. This week temperatures are rising again, leading no doubt to yet another cold snap. These up and downs in temperature have one good side effect. The maple sap is running up and down the Sugar Maple trees, and the new season’s maple syrup will soon be ready. What sweet treats will you

Fair Haven - Not just a summer destination!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:00 AM by Susan Lemon

Winter Ice Drags - Fair Haven NYFor many, the name of Fair Haven brings thoughts of summer memories – and idyllic days on the lake. But this same lake is perhaps even more beautiful in the winter months. It may be too cold for swimming (although some “polar bear” residents have been seen making the traditional January 1st plunge)—but there are a myriad of winter activities to enjoy here.

Fair Haven Winter - SnowmobilingOnce the lake freezes over, tents start

Celebrate A Month of Love in Cayuga County

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Valentine’s Day is more than just a reason to celebrate with your significant other, it is a season to share with those close to your heart: mother, brother, friend, mentor or even your mail carrier. It is an excuse to say the nice things you feel and think on a daily basis but don’t often stop to verbalize.

Photo courtesy of Nick Natasha Photoraphy

Here are some fun ideas to take Valentine’s Day beyond the hallmark greeting card to a

Come and experience Cayuga County's Restaurant Week! The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce has coordinated this eight-day event to run from Saturday, January 19, through Saturday, January 26, 2019. This is the third annual event for Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and the event will be open to the public to enjoy. With more than 15 participating establishments, you can discover new places,

6 ways to enjoy winter in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:00 PM by Meg Vanek

Welcome to winter! Even though it feels like the last time you saw the sun was six months ago, it’s time to pick yourself up, get over the cold-weather blues and embrace some of the wonderful things that the winter season has to offer. From rich, hot cocoa to house made soups to smiling snowmen, there’s a lot to love during this cold-weather season so put on your favorite cozy winter sweater and

Most Americans will finish their holiday shopping before December even arrives, and this year even fewer will wait that long according to the most recent annual survey by BestBlackFriday.com. With this in mind, I thought now is the time to share a list of some of my favorite Finger Lakes gift ideas so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping and find those unique gifts created locally with our

This time of year, the grapes are hanging heavy on their vines in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, and harvest time is here. Vineyard owners are working 18-hour days picking, destemming and crushing grapes, then siphoning the juice into holding tanks and fermenters. All in all, it’s a pretty hectic time.

Harvest at TreleavenThe Finger Lakes grape harvest typically lasts about a month, so a harvest started

Best Places to Go Leaf Peeping in Cayuga County

Thursday, September 13, 2018 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

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