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Apple Picking Time is here!

Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00 PM by Dawn Lubaszewski

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!

Unplan Orchard and Farms

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

Celebrate Cider Week NY in Cayuga County

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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

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

Berry picking in the Finger Lakes

Friday, July 2, 2021 9:00 AM by Staff

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

Old Fashion Feel, Artisan Products

King Ferry Corner Store is a convenience shop with an old-fashioned General Store setting that is proud of its inviting, friendly atmosphere. Just a few years ago, area native and owner, Rebecca Binns transformed the old store that was once the hub of activity in the thriving little hamlet of King Ferry and restored it to be once more a mainstay of the community.

Low Impact Trip Ideas

Friday, April 16, 2021 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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.

Cycling along the Erie Canalway Trail

Up north, Fair Haven Beach State Park offers 823 acres on Lake Ontario, with one of the finest public lakefronts in the

Get Involved this Earth Month!

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

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

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

Savor the flavors of the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail

The family-friendly Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail is all about the unique sweets and treats that Cayuga County has to offer. The 20 stops along the trail include bakeries, farm stands, stores, ice cream shops, u-pick orchards, eateries, and cafés, all featuring locally grown or produced sweet treats. From north to south in Cayuga County, it seems like all

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

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