Leisure and Travel Blog

Category - Outdoor Recreation

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 Staff

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

Hiking Tips and Etiquette

Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Cayuga County has some of the most breath taking and abundant natural scenery, over 65 miles of multi-use trails to be exact! Hiking, waterfalls, bike paths, birding and fishing are just a few ways to get out and enjoy Cayuga County’s natural beauty. As the weather turns to the beautiful summer sunshine and warm temperatures it’s the time to get out and get some fresh air, don’t forget to bring

Finger Lakes Birding Festival

Monday, March 9, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FINGER LAKES BIRDING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

There is so much to love about the Finger Lakes region and in particular, Cayuga County. We have such an abundance of historical/cultural product as well as natural beauties to visit and interact with.

What about birding?

Have you considered focusing your vacation on birding? More people are watching birds today as

Top 10 things To Do in the Finger Lakes this Winter

Friday, February 28, 2020 1:00 PM by Staff

Top 10 things to do in the Finger Lakes this Winter – inside or out!

Winter is a very special time in Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region if you like the great outdoors or if you just want to stay inside and enjoy a cozy inn or bed & breakfast. Here’s our Top 10 things to do for outdoor enthusiasts and those of you that just prefer to enjoy a warm fire and sip a glass of fine Finger Lakes

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

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