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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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7 Ways to Safely Support Tourism in Cayuga County

Safely Support Tourism in Cayuga County #PowerOfTravel This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) was celebrated the first week in May. We are highlighting ways that you can continue to safely support the tourism industry. The Power of Travel and the critical role the tourism industry will play in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce and…

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Celebrating Auburn, NY's Green Initiatives

Sustainable Efforts by the city of Auburn Auburn, NY is both the physical and economic center of Cayuga County, a city of about 27,000 residents and an exciting place to be. In 2020, during a pandemic year, about 10 new businesses opened and received the support of the community. Aside from being an incredibly vibrant, supportive, and historically important city, it also prioritizes…

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Women in Tourism in Cayuga County

Women Leaders in the Tourism Industry Tourism is an amazingly powerful industry, employing over 330 million people worldwide; about 1 in 10 people around the world are employed by tourism related businesses. It is a demanding industry, demanding of time, energy, patience, and multitasking skills. When everyone else is on vacation and relaxing is when we work our hardest. It requires someone who…

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Women in Tourism

Get to Know Cayuga County's Women in Tourism This is the month we celebrate Women's History, that has deep roots in the Finger Lakes. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is comprised of inspiring women; Executive Director, Karen Kuhl, Marketing Manager Claire Dunlap and Special Projects Coordinator Gillian Sears. Here are a few reasons they love travel. Executive Director - Karen Kuhl Q: Where…

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Welcome to Weedsport & Port Byron

Where you can slow down and speed up! Many people may not have heard of Weedsport or Port Byron, but you mention the Erie Canal and they're sure to have heard of that! After all it was the engineering marvel of 1825 and played a major role in the growth of the area. It is located along the Thruway, known more widely as I-90, runs parallel with the Erie Canal, which ruled transportation, 200 years…

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Welcome home to Fair Haven NY

Having just moved to Fair Haven from another small town I wasn’t worried about meeting people, finding places to eat or shop or things to do. This community went above and beyond my expectations. When your neighbor sees you out pulling weeds in 90 plus degrees and offers to come help you know you have found a very happy place to be. One of the first places I tried was the Hardware Café & General…

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UnPlan a Getaway

Let the Cayuga County Office of Tourism help you (Un)Plan your fall getaway. Cayuga County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, with the help of marketing agency Three Needs Creative, is launching a new campaign to inspire and encourage spontaneous travel to Cayuga County this fall. If there is anything we have learned in recent months, it’s that plans change. So, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism…

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What's Open in Cayuga County

New (re)Openings In Cayuga County There is a lot of information out there about new restrictions and guidelines and places to go or not to go. We are here to help give clarity and an up to date version and list of what’s open and how they are operating. All of New York is in phase 4 now, but we still need to be cautious and respectful of how we move around and operate. A friendly reminder to…

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Tracing their Steps

Of the 16 places on the BINGO card, you may or may not have heard of them and know why they are significant. Here’s a little background on each of them. Please note that at this time some locations may be closed to visitors due to COVID-19. We are encouraging you to take a picture of the building and make a pledge to yourself that you’ll return to learn about these courageous women. A random…

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Discover the Cayuga County E-Learning Program

Meet the latest winner of our monthly drawing from our E-Learning Program Participants! Congratulations to Dawn Jordan, one of recent graduates and winner of the $100 BID gift certificate raffle. Dawn is one of the talented painters at MacKenzie-Childs' studio located in Aurora, NY. She is a local advocate of the arts with many talents that she uses to support OUR community! Whether you catch her…

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