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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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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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Low Impact Trip Ideas

Trip Ideas - Parks & Biking This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day and when we travel. Start small with Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round, world-round. Cayuga County is the perfect escape for the eco-minded visitor. Up north, Fair Haven Beach State Park offers 823 acres on Lake Ontario, with one of the finest public lakefronts in the…

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Spring & Our Wineries

Here in Cayuga County our wineries range in size and styles. Most of them are relatively small giving us a unique bespoke experience. Our county boasts 11 wineries, so there is truly a place and taste for everyone. The producers here create some of the best quality wines in New York State and when you visit, it is a special experience in an intimate atmosphere that focuses on the technique of…

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Start thinking Spring

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…

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Fun Activities for Father's Day

This year Father's Day comes right after the summer solstice a.k.a. the first day of summer, making it a perfect weekend to celebrate dad! This year some of our Father's Day activities may be a bit different than usual, but that doesn't mean you can't find ways to connect this holiday! Here is a list of ideas to let him know how special he is! 1. Did someone say clambake? Stop by Colloca Estate…

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day Under Quarantine

Don't let this quarantine keep you from telling mom how special she is. We have some suggestions on how to celebrate Mother's Day under quarantine! 1. Let someone do the cooking for you! Call up Mom's favorite local restaurant and see what they are serving! Not sure where to start? Check out our list of specials for Mother's Day! Order a family sized meal from fine establishments such as Oak and…

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Our Wineries - This is OUR Cayuga - What’s yours?

Here in Cayuga County our wineries range in size and styles. Most of them are relatively small giving us a unique bespoke experience. Our county boasts 11 wineries, so there is truly a place and taste for everyone. The producers here create some of the best quality wines in New York State and when you visit, it is a special experience in an intimate atmosphere that focuses on the technique of…

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Long Point State Park

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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Rainy Day Activities

It’s official the Finger Lakes has it all, unfortunately that also includes your occasional thundershower that may keep you indoors! Don’t fret your vacation isn’t lost yet. Your rainy day blues will be over in no time with this list of things to do in Cayuga County! 1. Step Back into time! At the Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, you can marvel at the extensive collection of antique tractors or…

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Spring is Here - Time for Birding, Boating & Fishing in NY's Finger Lakes Region

For casual and serious birders alike, The Finger Lakes are a treasure trove for birding, especially in the spring. From Sterling Nature Center on Lake Ontario to Howland Island Wildlife Management Area in Port Byron to Bear Swamp State Forest in Moravia, Cayuga County has plenty to keep bird watching enthusiasts interested. You may see Blue Jays, Great Blue Heron or even a Tundra Swan. Before you…

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