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Author: Gillian Sears

Owen Orchards, a Family operation

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00 AM by Gillian Sears

Apple of my Eye

Owen Orchards is an old-fashioned apple orchard and farm located on Route 5 between Elbridge and Auburn, New York. The Owen Orchards store, open from mid-August through March, is reminiscent of a down-home farmer’s market! You will find fresh apples, homemade pies, fresh pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, and an assortment of locally grown and produced vegetables including

Welcome to Weedsport & Port Byron

Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Where you can slow down and speed up!

Many people may not have heard of Weedsport or Port Byron, but you mention the Erie Canal and they're sure to have heard of that! After all it was the engineering marvel of 1825 and played a major role in the growth of the area. It is located along the Thruway, known more widely as I-90, runs parallel with the Erie Canal, which ruled transportation, 200 years

Satisfying Sweet Treats plus Souvenirs!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Sweet Treats & so much more!

The Hardware Café & General Store is housed in a unique historic building located in the heart of downtown Fair Haven, just off Lake Ontario. Full breakfast and lunch are served every day and dinner specials are typically served on weekends, along with the regular menu. The Café got creative with their menu during COVID-19 by offering special family-style breakfast

Honey that is good for you inside, and out!

Monday, August 31, 2020 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Standing Stone Honey Products

Standing Stone Honey Products is family-owned and operated in Locke, a country area in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The business started in 1997 with the Woodburn family’s desire to avoid refined sugars. The goal is to provide customers with wholesome products at value prices.

The honey stand in Locke is open by appointment or chance. Products can also be

The Sweet Taste of Fall

Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

The family-friendly Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail is all about the unique sweets and treats that Cayuga County has to offer. Whether you seek honey or jam, or homemade cookies created with locally grown and produced ingredients, the Trail has everything to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. The Trail includes bakeries, farm stands, stores, ice cream stands, u-pick fruit fields and cafés, all

Dogs Days of Summer

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Camping with our Canine Companions

Explore the beautiful and serene countryside of Cayuga County with your four-legged best friends. We offer a collection of campgrounds and parks that welcome your whole family to stay and play.

Be sure to look for posted signs indicating where dogs are permitted and what activities are safe. Though many dogs love to splash in the water, some locations are not

Discover the fishing charters and guides of Cayuga County

With eight lakes, plus numerous streams, ponds and tributaries, Cayuga County has some of the best boating and fishing in New York State. Fishing charters, marinas, and boat rentals are all available to help you explore the multitude of water-based activities that make us famous. Enjoy scenic vistas, warm breezes, and water adventures for

Morgan’s Half Acre Produce is a family friendly shop with easy parking and a relaxed, down home atmosphere. The staff, which are comprised of mostly family members are happy to answer your questions about the produce, cooking suggestions or help you with travel directions! This iconic farm stand also offers locally produced maple syrup and honey as well as a variety of fresh baked pies and shakes

Ice Cream and More at Reese's Dairy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:00 PM by Gillian Sears

If you are craving something unique, Reese's Dairy Bar, part of the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail is just the place for you. The experienced staff delivers a delicious full food menu with plenty of side dishes, too. The signature treat however is the homemade ice cream and desserts. Many delicacies are made at the shop, from family recipes that have been tweaked and perfected over the years that

Discover Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Discover hydroponically grown strawberries as you tour Cayuga County and explore the beautiful Finger Lakes. Stand to pick delicious strawberries and experience an adventure not soon forgotten. Picking strawberries while standing has never been easier and more fun for folks of all ages. The strawberry patch is handicap accessible, as everything is grown on a smooth black tarp up off the ground.

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