Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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The Great Outdoors in the Finger Lakes

With the continuing uncertainty around Covid-19 and travel Cayuga County is again encouraging safe travel to the great outdoors in the Finger Lakes. Unplan a last-minute weekend getaway to wander through the beautiful hiking trails, scenic drive, nature centers & preserves and catch your breath {of fresh air}. Are you travelling with a newly acquired four-legged friend, or your trusty companion…

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Apple Orchards, Harriet Tubman and Fall Fun all in Cayuga County

The fall season is one of the most beautiful in the Finger Lakes of New York State. Along with the vibrant colors of the trees, beautiful autumn flowers, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, there are delicious apples - picked right out of the orchards. And with apples, comes cider, donuts, apple wine and much more! We’ve rounded up a bunch of places around Cayuga County to help you get your…

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Apple Picking Time is here!

It's Apple Picking Time! Unplan a last-minute weekend getaway, take a scenic drive to an orchard, pick a few bags of apples, enjoy warm cider doughnuts, fresh pressed apple cider, freshly baked pies, purchase some local honey or homemade jams! My favorite time of the year is fall because that means apple picking time is here! I love everything about the experience of picking apples, the smell of…

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Unplan your Getaway...Discover your new favorite restaurant!

Unplan your Getaway- Find your new Favorite Restaurant ! If there is anything we have learned in the past year and a half is that plans can change quickly. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is making it easier for you to plan a short, spur of the moment mini-vacation, what we like to call -Unplan your Getaway. There is nothing I like better than finding a great new restaurant to experience. Do…

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Celebrate Cider Week NY in Cayuga County

Celebrate Cider Week 2021! With the first recorded references to cider dating back to Roman times, this is indeed a drink to celebrate and with New York State currently ranking second in the nation in apple production, we have a lot of apples to celebrate with. New York State produces an average of twenty-five million bushels of apples a year, second only to Washington State, producing 5.4 billion…

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Unplan your weekend and find a brew that’s right for you

If there is anything we have learned in the last year, it’s that plans change. So, we are making it easy for visitors to (Un)Plan a Getaway and enjoy the county’s excellent lakes, trails, breweries, wineries, hotels, and inns. In 2020 our office’s annual awards centered around perseverance, specifically in the craft beverage industry. So many good things were happening with our partners, and we…

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Dugan’s Country Grill -2021 Best of the Region

Dugan’s Country Grill - A Sweet Treat Trail Surprise Dugan’s Country Grill is located in Aurora, New York near both Wells College and MacKenzie Childs. Owner of Dugan's Country Grill, Michael Dugan, and Chef, AJ Franklin, are proud to serve up the best breakfast and homemade comfort food in Upstate, New York. You can learn more about them on their, “Who We Are” video on YouTube. Click here to…

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