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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Make Waves in Harriet Tubman's Home

Not only the home of Harriet Tubman, Cayuga County is also home to seven lakes and the Erie Canal. We proudly have more freshwater coastline than any other county in New York State! That means there are plenty of opportunities to splash, swim, fish, paddle and more. Although summer is starting to wind down, there’s still lots of time to enjoy the waterways found around Cayuga County: Cayuga Lake…

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Fishing with Charters and Guides in Cayuga County

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…

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All about bait and where to find it in Cayuga County

Hopefully by now you’ve already read our blog about the types of fish that you can find here in Cayuga County waters. Maybe now you’re asking “ok, now how do I fish for these fish?!” Firstly, more fish are caught on natural bait. Earthworms are the most common, easily found type of natural bait. You can dig around in the mud under leave and rocks, or you can go to a bait shop, such as Screwy…

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Long Point State Park

Are you looking for a new daytrip idea that includes visiting a NY State Park? Take a drive down rural Route 90 on the east side of Cayuga Lake for a fun filled day on the water. Long Point State Park located at 2063 Lake Road, Aurora is situated on a spit of land just below Aurora. While at the park, you are close to Wells College, many wineries including Long Point Winery, the lovely village of…

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Fun In and Around Owasco Lake

Cayuga County has the most water frontage of all counties in New York State. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? With water frontage on 8 lakes, we have about 170 square miles of water. The most centrally-located lake in the county is Owasco Lake. Beautiful Owasco Lake is 11 miles long and just over one mile wide. There are so many activities to enjoy at Owasco Lake: boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking…

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Fair Haven - Not just a summer destination!

For many, the name of Fair Haven brings thoughts of summer memories – and idyllic days on the lake. But this same lake is perhaps even more beautiful in the winter months. It may be too cold for swimming (although some “polar bear” residents have been seen making the traditional January 1st plunge)—but there are a myriad of winter activities to enjoy here. Once the lake freezes over, tents start…

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