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Author: Susan Marteney

The Big Six Picnic & Cayuga Country Fair

Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Agriculture is alive and well in the Finger Lakes and if you don’t believe it, you better come on down to The Big 6 Picnic & Cayuga Country Fair. If you think you remember what the county fair was like in your home town and hanker to relive that memory, this is not to be missed! This all started back in the 1940’s and has been revived over the past three years and gets bigger and better each year.

Long Point State Park

Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:00 AM by Susan Marteney

Are you looking for a new daytrip idea that includes visiting a NY State Park? Take a drive down rural Route 90 on the east side of Cayuga Lake for a fun filled day on the water.

Long Point State Park located at 2063 Lake Road, Aurora is situated on a spit of land just below Aurora. While at the park, you are close to Wells College, many wineries including Long Point Winery, the lovely village of

Apple picking time in the Finger Lakes

Sunday, September 7, 2014 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

It is apple picking time in the Finger Lakes! One great spot to spend a Saturday afternoon is Owen Orchards on Route 5 between Auburn and Elbridge.

Whenever we drive by, my daughter and I must pick up a bag of apple cider doughnuts. We like the cinnamon and sugar variety best. And are they a tasty treat when still warm. Add a side cup of either cold or hot cider for the prefect autumn snack.

The

Antiquing and more in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

The sky was blue. The air was clear. The goldenrod and purple loose strife were in full bloom. The corn stalks were rustling in the breeze. I was feeling restless and needed to get out and shop.

So I headed down Route 34B from Auburn to King Ferry – about a 17 miles drive through rolling pasture lands - to check out a new shop, Only A Paper Moon, The Studio at the Moon Bake Shoppe.

Man and the Moon Bake ShoppeAnnie and

Cape Cod in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Where can you find a Cape Cod- like experience in the Finger Lakes? Fair Haven! This is one quaint village with a few nice shops, great choices for a meal and a long sand beach for walking and even finding shells and stones. You will feel like you are at the Atlantic Ocean when it is only Lake Ontario. There are even sea gulls – but no seaweed smell.

Fair Haven Beach State Park, one of the three

Haunted History in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

If you live with teenagers, you know that they can be obsessed with vampires, zombies, ghosts and the living un-dead. So, why not explore the Finger Lakes with that in mind? The Finger Lakes has plenty of bone chilling history to investigate with the new Haunted History Trail of New York State. Make us your favorite family haunt by including some of the paranormal with your visit! It will make

Have you ever wished that you lived in the time of knights, damsels in distress and Queen Elizabeth? You can try it out for a weekend right here in the Finger Lakes when you attend the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

Last week, I ran into a friend who has escaped into the Renaissance Festival for over 10 years. She is a “Playtron”, one of the folks who dress up to attend the fair and interact with

Broadway quality shows in the Finger Lakes? That may sound too good to be true, but it is! Come to Auburn any week from June through mid-September, you can enjoy at least three musicals over a weekend right in History’s Hometown.

Situated in Emerson Park at the foot of Owasco Lake, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse will be offering five musicals during summer 2014. Add in two other venues at MGR Downtown

Kick-off Summer in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Kick off summer in the Finger Lakes with a good old fashioned Memorial Day parade in Downtown Auburn. You will feel like you are either in a Norman Rockwell painting or on the movie set of “The Music Man” as the 101 trombones march down Genesee Street to the strains of “American, The Beautiful”.

Starting off about 11 am and lead by local and State elected dignitaries, State troopers, police and

Manly Valentine’s Gifts in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:00 PM by Susan Marteney

If you have a sweetie who is a manly sports-loving no frills sort of man, it can be very difficult to find The Perfect Valentine’s Day gift. But look no further than the Finger Lakes Art Cooperative in Auburn. You will be wowed by the breadth of hand-made items by Finger Lakes artists.

Did you recently spend a romantic weekend in the Finger Lakes? Surprise your guy with a painting or print of a

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