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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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8 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month March is National Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to take a few moments to think about the many women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things yourself. So, grab one of your fabulous female friends and make some of your own history and fun in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the birthplace of Women’s Rights! The early…

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Apple Picking Time is here!

It's Apple Picking Time! Unplan a last-minute weekend getaway, take a scenic drive to an orchard, pick a few bags of apples, enjoy warm cider doughnuts, fresh pressed apple cider, freshly baked pies, purchase some local honey or homemade jams! My favorite time of the year is fall because that means apple picking time is here! I love everything about the experience of picking apples, the smell of…

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Celebrate Cider Week NY in Cayuga County

Celebrate Cider Week 2021! With the first recorded references to cider dating back to Roman times, this is indeed a drink to celebrate and with New York State currently ranking second in the nation in apple production, we have a lot of apples to celebrate with. New York State produces an average of twenty-five million bushels of apples a year, second only to Washington State, producing 5.4 billion…

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Unplan your weekend and find a brew that’s right for you

If there is anything we have learned in the last year, it’s that plans change. So, we are making it easy for visitors to (Un)Plan a Getaway and enjoy the county’s excellent lakes, trails, breweries, wineries, hotels, and inns. In 2020 our office’s annual awards centered around perseverance, specifically in the craft beverage industry. So many good things were happening with our partners, and we…

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Berry picking in the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes berries and blueberries in particular are absolutely luscious this year. Fortunately for us in the Finger Lakes Region the blueberry season is long. Picking begins mid—July through the first of September. Whether you are a visitor or local, be sure to get out and experience the pleasures of some fantastic Finger Lakes u-picks. U-picking is a seasonal treat, but also a great hands-on…

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Exploring Aurora

Welcome to Aurora! I still remember seeing that sign for the first time after I’d moved back from Florida. I’d been gone for 15 years so I was worried about that old adage “you can never go home again”. Yet to the right of that sign the sun was sparkling off a constant that hadn’t changed a bit. Cayuga Lake may rise and fall with the seasons yet it always remains constant in its beauty and…

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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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Get Involved this Earth Month!

Earth Day Resolution Ideas We have all heard of New Year’s resolutions, but what about Earth Day resolutions? This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day. start Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round. For now, let’s take some action and get involved! There are many opportunities to walk the walk and participate in Spring Clean-Up days. Let’s all…

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Celebrate National Pet Day in the Finger Lakes

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…

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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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