Leisure and Travel Blog

Are you planning a bike ride along the Erie Canalway? More than three-quarters of the 365 mile long, off road trail between Albany and Buffalo is complete and safe for cyclists of all ages. This trail offers up the perfect mix of history and the outdoors as it traverses Cayuga County from the Seneca River to the Village of Jordan. Check out these Must See and Dos on as you cycle the Erie Canalway

You never know what you will find at the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale

July 27 and 28, 2019 Route 90 Sale - Shopping Adventure

Garage sale season is here and there’s nothing better than the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale if you are a garage sale enthusiast! Each year, all the towns and villages along New York State’s Route 90 Scenic Byway, stretching from Montezuma to Homer, come together to put on one of the largest garage sales

Fun In and Around Owasco Lake

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Staff

Cayuga County has the most water frontage of all counties in New York State. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? With water frontage on 8 lakes, we have about 170 square miles of water. The most centrally-located lake in the county is Owasco Lake. Beautiful Owasco Lake is 11 miles long and just over one mile wide. There are so many activities to enjoy at Owasco Lake: boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking,

Rainy Day Activities

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:00 PM by Maureen McEvers

It’s official the Finger Lakes has it all, unfortunately that also includes your occasional thundershower that may keep you indoors! Don’t fret your vacation isn’t lost yet. Your rainy day blues will be over in no time with this list of things to do in Cayuga County!

1. Step Back into time!

Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum - children visting

At the Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, you can marvel at the extensive collection of antique tractors or

Get Outdoors

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

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