Blog

Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

Read our latest blogs and keep up with events and activities happening in Cayuga County.

Drive-In Restaurants

This is the first in a series of articles celebrating the great tradition of summer drive-ins! By Susan Dove In search of the best……… Drive-Ins are alive and well in Cayuga County. What better place to celebrate the onset of summer! Cayuga County alone has almost a dozen drive-ins. But these days, a drive-in does not necessarily fit the true definition of a drive-in. According to Merriam Webster…

Read More

National Travel & Tourism Week: Ambassador Edition

National Travel & Tourism Week: Ambassador Edition Tourism Ambassador Julisa Stone Travel means to me: Adventure - the thrill of seeing and enjoying new places, people, and tasty bites! I chose to be a tourism ambassador because: I love Cayuga County and everything it has to offer from State Park camping, community celebrations like Fair Haven's 4 th of July week and Moravia's Bathtub Races, the…

Read More

Summer Time is Fishing Fun Time in Cayuga County

Summer Time Fishing Fun Anglers who fish out in boats along with shore fishermen, can have lots of success during the summer in Cayuga County. Whether you fish for trout, bass, or panfish, you can find shallow fish and deep fish on our area waters. Fishermen who enjoy getting up early in the morning often have more luck than those who sleep in and get out later during the summer. The old quote of…

Read More

Mother's Day Celebration Ideas

Aaah Mother’s Day, what do you get your mom? She made your life possible, so the stakes are pretty high in the present department! The most precious thing we have to give is our time and if they are like my mom, that’s what she cherished the most. Whether you are celebrating your mother or you are the mother to be celebrated a local road trip is a great way to spend some time together. Jump in…

Read More

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…

Read More

New York Pizzeria in Cato NY

"Lived up to all the hype" What if you could have the best wings in Cayuga county and the pizza to match? Served crunchy and crispy with hot sauce that sticks to the wings and pooled at the bottom of the bowl. Yes our wings came in a bowl. New York pizzeria is located in Cato New York, about 15 minutes north of auburn. You wouldn’t expect much from a pizza place located in a town of about 2,000…

Read More

It's Spring Fishing

Springtime Fishing Just like bears emerging from their dens after a long winter nap, anglers in Cayuga County are counting the days until spring arrives to go fishing. If you are one of the area's fishermen who didn’t experience the winter ice fishing or open water angling in hopes of warmer weather, your time has come. Spring fishing in Cayuga County opens up a wide array of angling opportunities…

Read More

Insider View: Moravia

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…

Read More

Where to fish on your guys getaway in the Finger Lakes

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…

Read More

Do's and Don'ts of Fishing

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! To start off this series, Michelle has a suggested list of Do's and Don'ts for fishing…

Read More