Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Claire Dunlap

Parks Poster Challenge

#ParksPosterChallenge Your pictures are awesome, we want to see more! It has been a beautiful summer and is shaping up to be a stunning fall! Venture out to all three state parks with friends, family or a solo adventure. Part of the beauty and allure of nature is that it can be what you need it to be. Schedule a few days of family bonding by packing a picnic and enjoy the day use areas, grab some…

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Celebrating Independence Day in Small Town America

Sailing into Summer! Located at the very tippy top of Cayuga County is the village of Fair Haven. Do not sleep on this little town that celebrates the 4th of July big! Community members of this village work together and work hard to bring residents and visitors a nostalgic, jammed pack weekend of events, family friendly activities and delicious food. The celebrations are kicked off on Thursday…

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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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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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