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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Cayuga County Museums opening for the year!

Cayuga County Museums Reopening in 2021 It is that time of year again when our esteemed Cayuga County museums reopen to the public after a brief winter reprieve. Below you will find information to plan your visit now and down the road. Please visit respective websites for more details on tours and safety measures. Be on the lookout for updates! Open now and opening in March! Seward House Museum -…

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A guide to the odd, quirky and offbeat

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. Cayuga County…

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The Arts Thrive in Cayuga County

Art has always played an important role in life, especially now more people than ever are finding different ways to be creative and new ways to express feelings and emotions. While some people are picking up a paint brush for the first time or hot gluing colorful wreaths or bedazzling everything in sight facilities that we typically think of for displaying art are crafting ways to engage the…

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Our Cayuga - Our Museums

Cayuga County has an impressive history that is kept and protected by the numerous organizations dedicated to running the museums that dot our county. We have the pillars of this historical preservation united under the Historic Sites Commission in Auburn, NY. Names that draw regional and national attention. Harriet Tubman, William Seward, and Theodore Case are names that will bring people to…

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Introducing Cayuga County’s First Annual Hibercation

Here in the heart of NY’s Finger Lakes region, we’re redefining the winter getaway. Treat yourself to guilt-free relaxation and much-needed coziness with a hibercation. Cayuga County’s low-key pace, rich history , homegrown craft breweries , and creative cuisine provide just the right setting for those looking to reconnect, disconnect, or a little bit of both. This getaway is bound to be a bright…

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Schweinfurth Art Center Annual Quilt Show

The 39 th annual “Quilts=Art=Quilts” exhibition is currently on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn. But someone unfamiliar with fiber arts would be surprised by the quilts’ appearance. These are art quilts, a genre of quilts designed to hang on walls instead of covering beds. “This is one of the art center’s signature exhibits,” said Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb. “Our…

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11 Stranger Things to See and Do in Cayuga County

Are you a fan of Netflix's Stranger Things or do you just like to find odd, quirky and offbeat things to do while you are on vacation? 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. Check out…

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Taste Our Great Grapes in Cayuga County

USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019 has tabulated the votes, concluding the Finger Lakes Region is the favorite wine region in the country as determined by its readers. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism and the Finger Lakes Region are proud of this achievement- not only to be nominated, but to be selected by readers across the country as the favorite wine region for the second year in a row…

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Theater and Fine Dining in the Finger Lakes

Thinking of doing something special, spending quality time with someone and making memories to enjoy throughout the year? These are those special moments that take a little more planning and coordinating to ensure everything falls into place. We’re here to make it easier for you. We have a variety of options to entice your mind, your heart and your belly! Cayuga County has fine dining options as…

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You never know what you will find at the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale

You never know what you will find at the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale July 27 and 28, 2019 Garage sale season is here and there’s nothing better than the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale if you are a garage sale enthusiast! Each year, all the towns and villages along New York State’s Route 90 Scenic Byway, stretching from Montezuma to Homer, come together to put on one of the largest garage sales…

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