Leisure and Travel Blog

Our Cayuga - Our Museums

Friday, May 1, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Cayuga County has an impressive history that is kept and protected by the numerous organizations dedicated to running the museums that dot our county. We have the pillars of this historical preservation united under the Historic Sites Commission in Auburn, NY. Names that draw regional and national attention. Harriet Tubman, William Seward, and Theodore Case are names that will bring people to

Homestyle Diners

Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Who couldn’t use some comfort right about now? Cayuga’s homestyle restaurants and diners are working hard to provide us with some comfort of good ol’ home cooking! Susan Lemon of the Hardware Café & General Store in Fair Haven on how patrons are getting the comfort of homestyle cooking and how they’ve adapted to better serve the community.

Q: What is the most popular menu item at the café?

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National Park Week is celebrated from April 18th-26th. We at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism consider ourselves fortunate that the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is located here in Auburn, NY. According to Jim Sano, VP of Travel Tourism and Conservation for the World Wildlife Fund states, “National Parks are sacred places where a country’s natural and cultural treasures are protected

Sustainable Vacationing

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:00 AM by Gillian Sears

In the spirit of Arbor Day and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, let’s celebrate Cayuga County as a future destination for a green adventure, in both senses of the phrase! Not only do we have beautiful landscapes to admire and enjoy, but many of our businesses are also mindful of the environment in their practices.Birding in the Finger Lakes - photo opportunities - Bald Eagle

Once social distancing and travel bans have been lifted, reduce your Carbon

Here in Cayuga County our wineries range in size and styles. Most of them are relatively small giving us a unique bespoke experience. Our county boasts 11 wineries, so there is truly a place and taste for everyone. The producers here create some of the best quality wines in New York State and when you visit, it is a special experience in an intimate atmosphere that focuses on the technique of

Octane Social House

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:00 PM by Sweet Treat Trail Partner

Coming soon to the former Nolan Building, Octane Social House will be a centrally located, limited-service relaxed environment social house providing high quality, approximately 70% locally sourced and farm-to-table food. You can expect bakery items and deconstructed sandwiches with specialty beverages, including coffee & tea-based drinks, cold brew on tap (available to be sold in growlers),

Easter Eats

Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:00 AM by Staff

Looking for Easter Take-Out? Hop to it and view our list of local restaurants offering up take-out on Easter Sunday! Call or visit them online to see what their menu options or specials are! Many establishments are offering family sized meals so you can easily feed your loved ones. Be sure to place your order ahead of time so that you don't miss out!

Curbside Cayuga

Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:00 PM by Staff

Like the most of us, after a long day at home you are ready for a break! Treat yourself and support our community by ordering from your favorite local restaurant.

Many restaurants have switched over to no-seating options in their dining rooms to help with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s a list of restaurants currently participating in carryout orders, curbside delivery,

The Inaugural Finger Lakes Birding Festival

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FINGER LAKES BIRDING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Being an optimist at heart, I feel Spring in the air. The sun feels stronger, and my need to spend more time outdoors is stronger too. This past weekend I found myself drawn to cleaning up my yard and marveled at the number of birds I heard chirping all around. Have they been here all winter or are they making their

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