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Author: Claire Dunlap

Juneteenth Celebrations in Cayuga County

Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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

Father's Day in Cayuga County

Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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

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

7 Ways to Support Tourism in Cayuga County

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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

Low Impact Trip Ideas

Friday, April 16, 2021 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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.

Cycling along the Erie Canalway Trail

Up north, Fair Haven Beach State Park offers 823 acres on Lake Ontario, with one of the finest public lakefronts in the

Women in Tourism

Monday, March 22, 2021 7:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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 KuhlKaren Kuhl

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Spring & Our Wineries

Monday, March 22, 2021 9:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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

Harriet Tubman Week Events

Monday, March 8, 2021 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

For the third year, sponsored by the City of Auburn's Historic & Cultural Sites Commission, Harriet Tubman Week has commenced. This year looks a bit different with virtual programming but is none the less important as ever. You won't want to miss the celebrations of Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. You can find said celebrations on the social media channels for the NYS Equal Rights Heritage

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

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