Leisure and Travel Blog

Author: Gillian Sears

Down home, family friendly atmosphere

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

We Welcome you to Delight in Dessert!

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,

Old Fashion Feel, Artisan Products

King Ferry Corner Store is a convenience shop with an old-fashioned General Store setting that is proud of its inviting, friendly atmosphere. Just a few years ago, area native and owner, Rebecca Binns transformed the old store that was once the hub of activity in the thriving little hamlet of King Ferry and restored it to be once more a mainstay of the community.

Celebrating Mother's Day in Cayuga County

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Shake off winter and show Mom you really care with these local events and thoughtful meals prepared in her honor that the whole family can enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend. Here is a taste of what you can expect!

Brunches/Dinners:

Mother’s Day Dinner at 1833 Kitchen & Bar at Aurora Inn in Aurora May 9

Mother’s Day Brunch at Refinery at Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn May 9

Mother’s Day Brunch at

Celebrate National Pet Day in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

National Pet Day

National Pet Day is April 11. Our trusty companions are considered by many to be a member of the family. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study confirms pets contribute to overall cardiovascular health by lowering cortisol, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. So, it really is in our best interest to spend as much time with our furry friends, right?! Pets play an important

Savor the flavors of the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail

The family-friendly Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail is all about the unique sweets and treats that Cayuga County has to offer. The 20 stops along the trail include bakeries, farm stands, stores, ice cream shops, u-pick orchards, eateries, and cafés, all featuring locally grown or produced sweet treats. From north to south in Cayuga County, it seems like all

Cayuga County Museums opening for the year!

Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:00 AM by Gillian Sears

Cayuga County Museums Reopening in 2021

It is that time of year again when our esteemed Cayuga County museums reopen to the public after a brief winter reprieve. Below you will find information to plan your visit now and down the road. Please visit respective websites for more details on tours and safety measures. Be on the lookout for updates!

Cayuga Museum

Open now and opening in March!

Seward House Museum -

Love in a new age

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Reflecting on 2020, it can be hard to have warm, fuzzy feelings this Valentine’s Day. Some of us cannot be with our loved ones, where others may be spending more time with family, spouses, and significant others than ever before during this unprecedented time. No matter your situation, let’s be grateful. We need love more than ever nowadays, and there are several ways to show that you care. Get

Fresh year, fresh start, fresh air

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:00 AM by Gillian Sears

With the wackiest year almost behind us, make wellness your New Year’s resolution for 2021. With unique experiences all throughout the county, good vibes are always nearby!

Get spoiled, relax, indulge yourself in the festively decorated Inns of Aurora properties in Aurora. The hotel properties are the recipient of four Stella awards for 2020, so certainly a not-to-miss locale! Start the new year

Cayuga County holiday happenings and inspiration

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Safe holiday happenings to get you feeling festive!

Have you been pondering what there is to do this winter? Sure, we can make snow angels or snowmen once the flakes start flying, but what about the goings-on beyond your yard? You are in luck, my friend. There are activities taking place in all corners of the county from festive festivals to local shopping to support small businesses, to family

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