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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Claire Dunlap

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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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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Juneteenth Celebrations in Cayuga County

History and Events in Honor of Juneteenth Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration began on June 19, 1865, which became known as Juneteenth, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation. Which President Abraham Lincoln originally sign over two years earlier. For all…

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Father's Day in Cayuga County

Father's Day Ideas Ideas and inspiration for celebrating dad this year! Take him out to explore Cayuga County or send him a little something that reminds him of you and the beautiful Finger Lakes region, something tasty and edible, something hand crafted, made local, something as unique as he is! Father’s Day Gift & Experience Ideas Cheers @ A.T. Walley Skip the tie, and purchase Dad a bottle…

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7 Ways to Safely Support Tourism in Cayuga County

Safely Support Tourism in Cayuga County #PowerOfTravel This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) was celebrated the first week in May. We are highlighting ways that you can continue to safely support the tourism industry. The Power of Travel and the critical role the tourism industry will play in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce and…

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7 Ways to Support Tourism in Cayuga County

National Travel and Tourism Week #PowerOfTravel May 2-8, 2021 This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce. The 38th annual NTTW, taking place May 2-8, recognizes the Power of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in bringing back our vibrant…

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Low Impact Trip Ideas

Trip Ideas - Parks & Biking This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day and when we travel. Start small with Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round, world-round. Cayuga County is the perfect escape for the eco-minded visitor. Up north, Fair Haven Beach State Park offers 823 acres on Lake Ontario, with one of the finest public lakefronts in the…

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Women in Tourism

Get to Know Cayuga County's Women in Tourism This is the month we celebrate Women's History, that has deep roots in the Finger Lakes. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is comprised of inspiring women; Executive Director, Karen Kuhl, Marketing Manager Claire Dunlap and Special Projects Coordinator Gillian Sears. Here are a few reasons they love travel. Executive Director - Karen Kuhl Q: Where…

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Spring & Our Wineries

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…

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