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Author: Claire Dunlap

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

What's Happening this weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Happening this week 9/24-9/27

It is forcasted to be a beautiful weekend! Get out there and breath in the fresh air and feel that sunshine on your face! We've got a mix of virtual, inperson and hybride events this weekend. There is alwasys 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

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

Farms to Tables in Cayuga County

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Farms to Tables in Cayuga County

You may not think “Agriculture” when you think vacation or tours, but you should! Cayuga County has farm-to-table eateries, cooking classes with renowned chefs that give you exclusive access you can’t experience anywhere else, throw in farm stands and farmer’s markets as far as the eye can see you have a winning destination. In 2017 the 225,204 acres of farmland

What's Open in Cayuga County

Monday, August 17, 2020 1:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

New (re)Openings In Cayuga County

There is a lot of information out there about new restrictions and guidelines and places to go or not to go. We are here to help give clarity and an up to date version and list of what’s open and how they are operating.

All of New York is in phase 4 now, but we still need to be cautious and respectful of how we move around and operate. A friendly reminder to

Scenic Drives through Cayuga County

Monday, August 10, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

In our new series Scenic Routes, we have been posting and exploring great drives around Cayuga County including the Sweet Treat Trail, Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, Owasco Lake Scenic Route, Route 90, Historic Route 20 & 5 and the Seaway Trail. Here is where I’ll describe the routes and give some ideas of stops along the way, be sure to check out our Instagram for the beautiful imagery and trip

Hopefully by now you’ve already read our blog about the types of fish that you can find here in Cayuga County waters. Maybe now you’re asking “ok, now how do I fish for these fish?!”

Firstly, more fish are caught on natural bait. Earthworms are the most common, easily found type of natural bait. You can dig around in the mud under leave and rocks, or you can go to a bait shop, such as Screwy

Types of fish found in Cayuga County

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

You may already know that Cayuga County has the most shore line of any county in New York, that we have eight lakes, but you may not know that we have some of the best fishing around to compliment those stunning views and provide an opportunity for some outdoor recreation. Follow our blog series about fishing in Cayuga County to learn what types of fish there are, where to go and some tips to make

Tracing their Steps

Monday, July 13, 2020 5:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Of the 16 places on the BINGO card, you may or may not have heard of them and know why they are significant. Here’s a little background on each of them. Please note that at this time some locations may be closed to visitors due to COVID-19. We are encouraging you to take a picture of the building and make a pledge to yourself that you’ll return to learn about these courageous women.

Tracing their Steps

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