Leisure and Travel Blog

Category - Things to Do

Fresh year, fresh start, fresh air

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:00 AM by Gillian Sears

With the wackiest year almost behind us, make wellness your New Year’s resolution for 2021. With unique experiences all throughout the county, good vibes are always nearby!

Get spoiled, relax, indulge yourself in the festively decorated Inns of Aurora properties in Aurora. The hotel properties are the recipient of four Stella awards for 2020, so certainly a not-to-miss locale! Start the new year

Shopping in the Finger Lakes –Green Friday

Friday, November 20, 2020 5:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Green Friday

This year kick off you holiday shopping (if you haven't already!) with GREEN FRIDAY. Here are a few ideas to help you check those names off your list! Browse the list of Finger Lakes local producers, artisans, and specialty shops for gift inspiriation! If you're not familiar with Green Friday there are a few variations. One of them is promoting more mindful gift shopping. Shopping

What's Happening this weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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Happy Halloween! We've got a lot happening this weekend and so many opportunities to celebrate the fall season and transition into the cooler weather. There is always something to do in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Whatever you choose to do or where you decide to explore please remeber to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

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Are you a fan of Netflix's Stranger Things or do you just like to find odd, quirky and offbeat things to do? Although Cayuga County is miles away from the fabled, faux town of Hawkins, Indiana, we think you will like it here! We certainly do! To the best of our knowledge we don't have any Demogorgons and the upside down may only be a figment of the imagination. Don't forget to like and follow {on

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

Owen Orchards, a Family operation

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00 AM by Gillian Sears

Apple of my Eye

Owen Orchards is an old-fashioned apple orchard and farm located on Route 5 between Elbridge and Auburn, New York. The Owen Orchards store, open from mid-August through March, is reminiscent of a down-home farmer’s market! You will find fresh apples, homemade pies, fresh pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, and an assortment of locally grown and produced vegetables including

Harvest Season in Cayuga County

Monday, September 21, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Harvest season is calling!

Fall spice and everything nice! This is peak season for harvesting those beautiful grapes that make our favorite wines. Depending on the weather and the grapes, this season can start as early as mid-August and extend as late into the fall as November, December and January are the times for those precious ice wine grapes.

Great Grapes at Heart and Hands Wine Company

Fall and (September) is that magical time of year

Welcome home to Fair Haven NY

Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Welcome to Fair Haven NY!

Having just moved to Fair Haven from another small town I wasn’t worried about meeting people, finding places to eat or shop or things to do. This community went above and beyond my expectations. When your neighbor sees you out pulling weeds in 90 plus degrees and offers to come help you know you have found a very happy place to be.

One of the first places I tried was the

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