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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Drive-In Restaurants

This is the first in a series of articles celebrating the great tradition of summer drive-ins! By Susan Dove In search of the best……… Drive-Ins are alive and well in Cayuga County. What better place to celebrate the onset of summer! Cayuga County alone has almost a dozen drive-ins. But these days, a drive-in does not necessarily fit the true definition of a drive-in. According to Merriam Webster…

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Happy Mothers Day

Mothers are superheroes and deserve to be honored all year round — but there’s no denying that on Mother’s Day they deserve to be celebrated in a special way. Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure or even a close friend who is a mom, Mother’s Day is a day to say “thank you” to the all the strong, nurturing, beautiful women in your life! With Mother’s Day just around the…

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National Travel & Tourism Week: Ambassador Edition

National Travel & Tourism Week: Ambassador Edition Tourism Ambassador Julisa Stone Travel means to me: Adventure - the thrill of seeing and enjoying new places, people, and tasty bites! I chose to be a tourism ambassador because: I love Cayuga County and everything it has to offer from State Park camping, community celebrations like Fair Haven's 4 th of July week and Moravia's Bathtub Races, the…

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Future of Travel-National Travel and Tourism Week

It’s time to celebrate the ‘Future of Travel’ during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7. This year’s theme elevates how the travel industry can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations and reconnect travelers in the U.S. and around the world. Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to…

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Celebrate Harriet Tubman with Ice Cream, Cookies and Candy!

May is usually welcomed with warm, spring air, budding trees and beautiful flowers. And in Cayuga County, the month also means you can start to enjoy the wonderfully delicious tastes, sights and scents of the treats offered on the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail. Beginning May 1st, farmers’ markets, bakeries, stores, and cafés offer something special to please your sweet tooth. Whether it’s ice…

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Thanks to Environmental Activists, Cayuga County Has a Bright Future

By: Danielle Benjamin As climate change continues to worsen, environmental conservation efforts are more critical than ever. Luckily, resources and educational materials are becoming more readily available. Innovative programs from entities across Cayuga County are making a real difference and improving the region’s environmental outlook. In a variety of fields, folks are implementing sustainable…

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Happy Easter..Egg Hunts, Brunch & more!

I don't know about you, but in my opinion, spring isn’t officially here until Easter comes around. Flowers are beginning to bloom the sun is out and the temperatures are on the rise, winter is finally over. Easter is just around the corner and Cayuga County is prepared with Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Sunday Brunches and Easter Bunny appearances. Brunches Check out these local restaurants serving…

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Happy Earth Day...Invest in our Planet

Happy Earth Day…Happy Earth Month Did you know that Earth Day started in 1969 as a grassroots movement in America? The idea was proposed by Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. Now celebrated globally, Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a yearly reminder to respect the Earth and show gratitude to our planet. This year’s Earth Day theme is …. Invest in our Planet! Now is the time to focus on…

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Fishing Owasco Lake

Cayuga County has parts of 3 different Finger Lakes located within its boundaries. But, Owasco Lake is the only Finger Lake totally located inside of Cayuga County’s borders. Owasco in the Iroquois language means the passage. The lake is almost 11 miles long and is just over 1-mile across at its widest area. Owasco plummets down to 177-feet at its deepest spot. Information gained by Syracuse…

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Travel back in time and stay at a Historic Inn in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

By Camille Zess Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region in general, is a place steeped in history and is an exceptional destination to relax, unwind and have an array of memorable experiences. There are many exciting, educational, delicious, and fun things to choose from in this beautiful part of New York State, depending on what you want to do. Regardless of what’s on your itinerary, everyone…

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