Leisure and Travel Blog

Author: Claire Dunlap

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.

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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

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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