Leisure and Travel Blog

Category - Outdoor Recreation

Celebrate National Pet Day in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

National Pet Day

National Pet Day is April 11. Our trusty companions are considered by many to be a member of the family. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study confirms pets contribute to overall cardiovascular health by lowering cortisol, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. So, it really is in our best interest to spend as much time with our furry friends, right?! Pets play an important

Start thinking Spring

Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:00 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

Cayuga County’s Winter Wonderland Fisheries

Friday, February 19, 2021 3:00 PM by George Fiorille

Wintertime doesn’t have to be boring with a case of cabin fever for anglers in Cayuga County. Cayuga County sports several different fisheries that can be experienced through the ice and on open waters.

Before you venture out on any body of water during the winter, there’s some things to take into consideration to have a pleasurable experience. First, make sure you dress warmly in layers.

Insider View: Moravia

Friday, October 16, 2020 10:00 AM by Joshua Marnell

Outdoor Recreation, bathtub races, and great sandwiches

Entering the village of Moravia by the North, you will find our beloved state park Fillmore Glen. This park boasts approximately 7 miles of hiking trails, numerous waterfalls, a campground featuring camper and tent sites, a playground, a creek fed natural swimming area, a replica cabin of Millard Fillmores birthplace, and many open grass

Discover the fishing charters and guides of Cayuga County

With eight lakes, plus numerous streams, ponds and tributaries, Cayuga County has some of the best boating and fishing in New York State. Fishing charters, marinas, and boat rentals are all available to help you explore the multitude of water-based activities that make us famous. Enjoy scenic vistas, warm breezes, and water adventures for

Best Finger Lakes for a Guys Fishing Getaway

Every year, thousands of fishermen flock to the Finger Lakes, a region of sprawling, breathtaking lakes in New York. Surrounded by campgrounds, wineries, breweries, and great eats, the Finger Lakes region holds a variety of species, from bass and pike to trout and panfish, and offers the ultimate destination for a guys-only fishing getaway. Here, the

Types of fish found in Cayuga County

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

You may already know that Cayuga County has the most shore line of any county in New York, that we have eight lakes, but you may not know that we have some of the best fishing around to compliment those stunning views and provide an opportunity for some outdoor recreation. Follow our blog series about fishing in Cayuga County to learn what types of fish there are, where to go and some tips to make

Do's and Don'ts of Fishing

Friday, July 24, 2020 1:00 PM by Michelle Barber

Meet Michelle Barber! When Michelle isn't behind the desk at Five Star Bank, odds are likely that you can find her on the waters of Cayuga Lake. She and her husband Rob Barber are fishing enthusiasts, and if you need an inside scoop on the fishing scene in Cayuga County, then this match is perfectly paired!

Meet the Fisherwoman - Michelle Barber with husband Rob in their boat

To start off this series, Michelle has a suggested list of Do's and Don'ts for fishing

Backyard Birding

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Backyard Birding is the fun craze that many people have enjoyed for years which has been getting extra attention lately. Whether you live in a bustling city or are surrounded by forests, anyone can take part. Explore the great outdoors through a window or head out on the trails to enjoy the fresh air, sights and sounds of songbirds nesting or migratory birds making their way north.

Osprey Image Birding Cayuga County - courtesy of scanlonheather

Take flight

MAKE SOME WAVES