Leisure and Travel Blog

Author: Staff

With the holidays right around the corner, it seems like the perfect time of year to share a list of Finger Lakes inspired gifts from local producers, artisans, and specialty shops to include in your own Finger Lakes gift basket.

Sweet Treats

Gretchen's Confections - chocolates and more

Searching for decadent chocolate that will win over even the most pickiest chocolate connoisseur? Gretchen's Confections has it all from delightful

11 Stranger Things to See and Do in Cayuga County

Monday, October 7, 2019 10:00 PM by Staff

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

Autumn Harvest in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:00 AM by Staff

One of the best times to visit Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes is during the autumn harvest, when you can sample, pick and buy the freshest produce and enjoy the glorious fall foliage for which the region is so well known. You can even become part of the harvesting process by picking your own apples and pumpkins or stomping grapes.

Wine Tasting at CJS VineyardsWine tours are one of the most popular visitor activities

As September settles in you can feel fall in the air and the magical display of colors starts to spread every so slightly across the rolling hills and valleys that make up the Finger Lakes Region.

Harvest Festival At TreleavenThe first crushing of the grapes can start as early as mid-August and depending on weather and fruit quality can continue into November and even December and January for the prized ice wines. But, fall

You never know what you will find at the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale

July 27 and 28, 2019 Route 90 Sale - Shopping Adventure

Garage sale season is here and there’s nothing better than the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale if you are a garage sale enthusiast! Each year, all the towns and villages along New York State’s Route 90 Scenic Byway, stretching from Montezuma to Homer, come together to put on one of the largest garage sales

Fun In and Around Owasco Lake

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Staff

Cayuga County has the most water frontage of all counties in New York State. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? With water frontage on 8 lakes, we have about 170 square miles of water. The most centrally-located lake in the county is Owasco Lake. Beautiful Owasco Lake is 11 miles long and just over one mile wide. There are so many activities to enjoy at Owasco Lake: boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking,

Get Outdoors

Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 PM by Staff

Get outdoors this Spring

The flowers are starting to bloom and the birds to sing, it’s time to join them. Grab your walking shoes, clean the cobwebs off the bike and hit the trails and parks. Cayuga County offers an impressive quantity of places to get in touch with nature and pump fresh air into our lungs as we explore new spots. Here are enough to get you going, check them out, then send us

Goof Off in the Finger Lakes

Friday, March 10, 2017 11:00 AM by Staff

March 22, 2017 is National Goof Off Day.  That’s right, there is an actual day designated to give yourself permission to break out of the routine, procrastinate, be silly and just plain avoid doing the mundane tasks of everyday life.   

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