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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

What's Happening this weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Happening this week 9/17-9/20

Okay you guys! There is so much happening this weekend, so many opportunities to get out and #SupportCayuga and exlpore your backyard, safely! The newest addition to the events is the Architecture of Change Walking Tours hosted in partnership by Seward House Museum, NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, Cayuga Museum of History & Art & Case Research Lab and Harriet Tubman

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

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

What's Open in Cayuga County

Monday, August 17, 2020 1:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

New (re)Openings In Cayuga County

There is a lot of information out there about new restrictions and guidelines and places to go or not to go. We are here to help give clarity and an up to date version and list of what’s open and how they are operating.

All of New York is in phase 4 now, but we still need to be cautious and respectful of how we move around and operate. A friendly reminder to

Scenic Drives through Cayuga County

Monday, August 10, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

In our new series Scenic Routes, we have been posting and exploring great drives around Cayuga County including the Sweet Treat Trail, Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, Owasco Lake Scenic Route, Route 90, Historic Route 20 & 5 and the Seaway Trail. Here is where I’ll describe the routes and give some ideas of stops along the way, be sure to check out our Instagram for the beautiful imagery and trip

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

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

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