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Author: Claire Dunlap

Small Business Saturday in Cayuga County

Fueling Human Spirit

Shop Small, Shop Local & Shop Safe in Cayuga County! Our businesses are working tirelessly to create a safe holiday shopping experience. Ring in the holiday spirit with a smile behind every mask and that feeling of finding the perfect gift while supporting local business! Don't forget to fuel up while shopping! You'll find the shops to make crossing gifts

National Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 27, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Hard to find history

Did you know that the first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916, and that it was in New York by the governor? And later in 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved the joint resolution designating November “National Native American Heritage Month.

The area that now comprises Cayuga County was, prior to European settlement, homeland

Shopping in the Finger Lakes –Green Friday

Friday, November 20, 2020 5:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Green Friday

This year kick off you holiday shopping (if you haven't already!) with GREEN FRIDAY. Here are a few ideas to help you check those names off your list! Browse the list of Finger Lakes local producers, artisans, and specialty shops for gift inspiriation! If you're not familiar with Green Friday there are a few variations. One of them is promoting more mindful gift shopping. Shopping

A guide to the odd, quirky and offbeat

Friday, October 30, 2020 10:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Discover the weird & wonderful

Are you a curious and adventuresome traveler that wants to discover the unusual, obscure and sometimes just plain strange people, places and events that shape an area’s culture and history? If the answer is “yes” then Cayuga County’s “Odd, Quirky & Offbeat” brochure is the perfect guide to help you discover our amazing (and sometimes odd!) history.

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What's Happening this weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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Happy Halloween! We've got a lot happening this weekend and so many opportunities to celebrate the fall season and transition into the cooler weather. There is always something to do in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Whatever you choose to do or where you decide to explore please remeber to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

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Are you a fan of Netflix's Stranger Things or do you just like to find odd, quirky and offbeat things to do? Although Cayuga County is miles away from the fabled, faux town of Hawkins, Indiana, we think you will like it here! We certainly do! To the best of our knowledge we don't have any Demogorgons and the upside down may only be a figment of the imagination. Don't forget to like and follow {on

Harvest Season in Cayuga County

Monday, September 21, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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.

Great Grapes at Heart and Hands Wine Company

Fall and (September) is that magical time of year

Welcome home to Fair Haven NY

Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Welcome 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

2-Day Motorcycle Touring in the Finger Lakes

Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Cruise your way around Cayuga County

Cayuga County has some of the most the beautiful scenery in New York, as we enter the tail end of summer and into autumn that scenery comes alive again with vibrant gold, orange, and red foliage. What is better than riding your bike at the perfect temperature through sloping country roads breathing in crisp air through your helmet. Follow this trip itinerary

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