Leisure and Travel Blog

Author: Maureen McEvers

I can still recall my first memories of the local drive-in as a child. A bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, my first adventure using a spork, and Star Wars...how more nostalgic can it get? There is nothing more mesmerizing to a five year old than watching Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker with their light sabers on the big screen with a starry night sky as a backdrop. Nevertheless, this blog isn't

During these COVID times we need to raise a glass and toast to the tight knit community of small independent brewers in NYS. They band together, share insights, successes, collaborate in the forms of co-brewed beers and support one another. It is the beauty of the craft beer industry, how these folks maintain their connection with the communities they reside in.

May 11th - 17th is American Craft

Don't let this quarantine keep you from telling mom how special she is. We have some suggestions on how to celebrate Mother's Day under quarantine!

1. Let someone do the cooking for you! Call up Mom's favorite local restaurant and see what they are serving! Not sure where to start? Check out our list of specials for Mother's Day! Order a family sized meal from fine establishments such as Oak and

Six Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:00 PM by Maureen McEvers

It’s that time of year we get to stop and think about the women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things ourselves. So, grab one of your fabulous female friends and make some of your own history and fun in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the birthplace of Women’s Rights!

Women Made History

Women of the Seward House

Commemorate Women’s History Month with an intimate look into the lives of the

Harriet Tubman: A Hero for all Ages

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:00 AM by Maureen McEvers

Come to Cayuga County for Black History Month and connect with the Underground Railroad in a way that you never have before. Learn about this conductor on the Underground Railroad who never lost a passenger. Your visit starts at the Harriet Tubman Home, now a proud partner with the National Park Service and committed to helping to preserve Harriet’s legacy. Let the charismatic, Reverend Carter

Are you a fan of Netflix's Stranger Things or do you just like to find odd, quirky and offbeat things to do while you are on vacation? Although Cayuga County is miles away from the fabled, faux town of Hawkins, Indiana, we think you will like it here! We certainly do! To the best of our knowledge we don't have any Demogorgons and the upside down may only be a figment of the imagination. Check out

Are you planning a bike ride along the Erie Canalway? More than three-quarters of the 365 mile long, off road trail between Albany and Buffalo is complete and safe for cyclists of all ages. This trail offers up the perfect mix of history and the outdoors as it traverses Cayuga County from the Seneca River to the Village of Jordan. Check out these Must See and Dos on as you cycle the Erie Canalway

Rainy Day Activities

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:00 PM by Maureen McEvers

It’s official the Finger Lakes has it all, unfortunately that also includes your occasional thundershower that may keep you indoors! Don’t fret your vacation isn’t lost yet. Your rainy day blues will be over in no time with this list of things to do in Cayuga County!

1. Step Back into time!

Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum - children visting

At the Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, you can marvel at the extensive collection of antique tractors or

MAKE SOME WAVES