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A guide to the odd, quirky and offbeat

Friday, October 30, 2020 10:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Discover the weird & wonderful

Are you a curious and adventuresome traveler that wants to discover the unusual, obscure and sometimes just plain strange people, places and events that shape an area’s culture and history? If the answer is “yes” then Cayuga County’s “Odd, Quirky & Offbeat” brochure is the perfect guide to help you discover our amazing (and sometimes odd!) history.

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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

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

For casual and serious birders alike, The Finger Lakes are a treasure trove for birding, especially in the spring. From Sterling Nature Center on Lake Ontario to Howland Island Wildlife Management Area in Port Byron to Bear Swamp State Forest in Moravia, Cayuga County has plenty to keep bird watching enthusiasts interested. You may see Blue Jays, Great Blue Heron or even a Tundra Swan. Before you

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