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Celebrate Harriet Tubman with Ice Cream, Cookies and Candy!

May is usually welcomed with warm, spring air, budding trees and beautiful flowers. And in Cayuga County, the month also means you can start to enjoy the wonderfully delicious tastes, sights and scents of the treats offered on the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail. Beginning May 1st, farmers’ markets, bakeries, stores, and cafés offer something special to please your sweet tooth. Whether it’s ice…

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Rudolph’s Sugar Shack - “Peace, Love, and Ice Cream!”

Rudolph’s Sugar Shack “Peace, Love, and Ice Cream!” This Finger lakes Sweet Treat Trail spot is located in downtown Auburn on Genesee St. and was born through family bonding. They originally launched in Fall of 2020 and with perseverance through the pandemic, Rudolph’s Ice Cream, is reopening November 16th, 2021. UPDATE...reopening has been rescheduled to November 26 or 27, please check website…

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Dugan’s Country Grill -2021 Best of the Region

Dugan’s Country Grill - A Sweet Treat Trail Surprise Dugan’s Country Grill is located in Aurora, New York near both Wells College and MacKenzie Childs. Owner of Dugan's Country Grill, Michael Dugan, and Chef, AJ Franklin, are proud to serve up the best breakfast and homemade comfort food in Upstate, New York. You can learn more about them on their, “Who We Are” video on YouTube. Click here to…

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New Stop on the Sweet Treat Trail

A MENU WITH A MISSION TO SUPPORT THE ARTS Cafe 108 is located in Auburn, New York. The building is an expansion of Auburn Public Theatre. Every dollar spent at the restaurant funds the nonprofit's mission to cultivate affordable access to art education for everyone. This mission driven restaurant fosters community in a beautiful gathering space with an inviting atmosphere. Auburn Public…

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Relaxed, Down-home atmosphere at Morgan's Half Acre Produce

Down home, family friendly atmosphere Morgan’s Half Acre Produce is a family friendly shop with easy parking and a relaxed, down home atmosphere. The shop is handicap accessible and staff are happy to answer your questions about the produce, cooking suggestions, or help you with travel directions! This well-known farm stand also offers locally produced maple syrup and honey as well as a variety of…

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Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail - Family Fun in '21!

We Welcome you to Delight in Dessert! The family-friendly Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail is all about the unique sweets and treats that Cayuga County has to offer. Whether you seek honey or jam, or homemade cookies created with locally grown and produced ingredients, the Trail has everything to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. The Trail includes bakeries, farm stands, stores, ice cream stands…

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King Ferry Corner Store: Old Fashion Feel with Artisan Products

Old Fashion Feel, Artisan Products King Ferry Corner Store is a convenience shop with an old-fashioned General Store setting that is proud of its inviting, friendly atmosphere. Just a few years ago, area native and owner, Rebecca Binns transformed the old store that was once the hub of activity in the thriving little hamlet of King Ferry and restored it to be once more a mainstay of the community…

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Live the Sweet Life When Following the Sweet Treat Trail

Savor the flavors of the Finger Lakes The family-friendly Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail is all about the unique sweets and treats that Cayuga County has to offer. The 20 stops along the trail include bakeries, farm stands, stores, ice cream shops, u-pick orchards, eateries, and cafés, all featuring locally grown or produced sweet treats. From north to south in Cayuga County, it seems like all…

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Owen Orchards, a Family operation

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…

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Satisfying Sweet Treats plus Souvenirs!

Sweet Treats & so much more! The Hardware Café & General Store is housed in a unique historic building located in the heart of downtown Fair Haven, just off Lake Ontario. Full breakfast and lunch are served every day and dinner specials are typically served on weekends, along with the regular menu. The Café got creative with their menu during COVID-19 by offering special family-style breakfast…

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