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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Owen Orchards, a Family operation

Apple of my Eye Owen Orchards is an old-fashioned apple orchard and farm located on Route 5 between Elbridge and Auburn, New York. The Owen Orchards store, open from mid-August through March, is reminiscent of a down-home farmer’s market! You will find fresh apples, homemade pies, fresh pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, and an assortment of locally grown and produced vegetables including…

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Welcome to Weedsport & Port Byron

Where you can slow down and speed up! Many people may not have heard of Weedsport or Port Byron, but you mention the Erie Canal and they're sure to have heard of that! After all it was the engineering marvel of 1825 and played a major role in the growth of the area. It is located along the Thruway, known more widely as I-90, runs parallel with the Erie Canal, which ruled transportation, 200 years…

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Harvest Season in Cayuga County

Harvest season is calling! Fall spice and everything nice! This is peak season for harvesting those beautiful grapes that make our favorite wines. Depending on the weather and the grapes, this season can start as early as mid-August and extend as late into the fall as November, December and January are the times for those precious ice wine grapes. Fall and (September) is that magical time of year…

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Welcome home to Fair Haven NY

Having just moved to Fair Haven from another small town I wasn’t worried about meeting people, finding places to eat or shop or things to do. This community went above and beyond my expectations. When your neighbor sees you out pulling weeds in 90 plus degrees and offers to come help you know you have found a very happy place to be. One of the first places I tried was the Hardware Café & General…

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Satisfying Sweet Treats plus Souvenirs!

Sweet Treats & so much more! The Hardware Café & General Store is housed in a unique historic building located in the heart of downtown Fair Haven, just off Lake Ontario. Full breakfast and lunch are served every day and dinner specials are typically served on weekends, along with the regular menu. The Café got creative with their menu during COVID-19 by offering special family-style breakfast…

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UnPlan a Getaway

Let the Cayuga County Office of Tourism help you (Un)Plan your fall getaway. Cayuga County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, with the help of marketing agency Three Needs Creative, is launching a new campaign to inspire and encourage spontaneous travel to Cayuga County this fall. If there is anything we have learned in recent months, it’s that plans change. So, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism…

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