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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Family Fun at the Drive-In

Drive-In Family Fun x 2 By Susan Dove On the western outskirts of Auburn, NY on historic Route 20, there are 2 reasons to plan some good old-fashioned family fun this summer. There is Reese's Dairy Bar, the kind of drive-in to get a hamburg, french fries and ice cream, plus just a little farther west on Route 20 is the oldest drive- theater in New York State! First, fill your bellies at…

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Family Fun at Tom Thumb's!

by Susan Dove My search for the best ice cream in Cayuga County continues at Tom Thumb's in the Town of Owasco. Tom Thumb's is a combination Drive-In and Miniature Golf Course, all overlooking beautiful Owasco Lake. Experience family fun at its finest, no matter if you are 9 months old or 90 years old! The 18 hole miniature golf course is somewhat challenging with some cool water features…

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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 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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Farms to Tables in Cayuga County

You may not think “Agriculture” when you think vacation or tours, but you should! Cayuga County has farm-to-table eateries, cooking classes with renowned chefs that give you exclusive access you can’t experience anywhere else, throw in farm stands and farmer’s markets as far as the eye can see you have a winning destination. In 2017 the 225,204 acres of farmland in Cayuga County produced $287.9…

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Celebrate National Rose Day

Celebrating National Rosé Day on June 13th? We’ve got a guide to the Finger Lakes rosé to help you do just that so slip on your rose-colored glasses and pour a glass. Let’s start with a little history lesson. rosé originated in France and was then introduced to the rest of the Mediterranean by the Romans. The wines were produced by a mix of red and white grapes that were naturally light in color…

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Outdoor Dining Options in Cayuga County

It truly is the best of both worlds here in Cayuga County. The plethora of outdoor dining opportunities will amaze you this summer as the patio becomes the new dining room for many of our establishments. What is cooking in Cayuga County? See for yourself! Auburn Aurora & Surrounding Area Fair Haven Moravia and Southern Cayuga County Weedsport Area…

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Curbside Cayuga

Like the most of us, after a long day at home you are ready for a break! Treat yourself and support our community by ordering from your favorite local restaurant. Many restaurants have switched over to no-seating options in their dining rooms to help with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a list of restaurants currently participating in carryout orders, curbside delivery…

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Fight the Winter Blues this Year at Treleaven

Harvest Season may have come to a close and the cold weather may be right around the corner in the Finger Lakes, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops at Treleaven! When you begin to look for a way to fight cabin fever during those chilly days, grab your friends and family and head to the winery - a short 25 minutes drive south of Auburn. You can still visit for regular tastings and tours, but if…

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Taste Our Great Grapes in Cayuga County

USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019 has tabulated the votes, concluding the Finger Lakes Region is the favorite wine region in the country as determined by its readers. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism and the Finger Lakes Region are proud of this achievement- not only to be nominated, but to be selected by readers across the country as the favorite wine region for the second year in a row…

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