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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

What's Open in Cayuga County

Monday, August 17, 2020 1:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

New (re)Openings In Cayuga County

There is a lot of information out there about new restrictions and guidelines and places to go or not to go. We are here to help give clarity and an up to date version and list of what’s open and how they are operating.

All of New York is in phase 4 now, but we still need to be cautious and respectful of how we move around and operate. A friendly reminder to

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

The Spirit of Travel Soars in Cayuga County

Monday, May 4, 2020 11:00 AM by Staff

Cayuga County Celebrates with “The Spirit of Travel,” part of National Travel and Tourism Week

Even though we cannot travel at this time the Cayuga County Office of Tourism is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week by wearing red and answering an important question, "What Does the Spirit of Travel Mean To You?" We were lucky to get wonderful feedback from tourism partners and our staff!

The Inaugural Finger Lakes Birding Festival

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FINGER LAKES BIRDING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Being an optimist at heart, I feel Spring in the air. The sun feels stronger, and my need to spend more time outdoors is stronger too. This past weekend I found myself drawn to cleaning up my yard and marveled at the number of birds I heard chirping all around. Have they been here all winter or are they making their

With the holidays right around the corner, it seems like the perfect time of year to share a list of Finger Lakes inspired gifts from local producers, artisans, and specialty shops to include in your own Finger Lakes gift basket.

Sweet Treats

Gretchen's Confections - chocolates and more

Searching for decadent chocolate that will win over even the most pickiest chocolate connoisseur? Gretchen's Confections has it all from delightful

Autumn Harvest in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:00 AM by Staff

One of the best times to visit Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes is during the autumn harvest, when you can sample, pick and buy the freshest produce and enjoy the glorious fall foliage for which the region is so well known. You can even become part of the harvesting process by picking your own apples and pumpkins or stomping grapes.

Wine Tasting at CJS VineyardsWine tours are one of the most popular visitor activities

As September settles in you can feel fall in the air and the magical display of colors starts to spread every so slightly across the rolling hills and valleys that make up the Finger Lakes Region.

Harvest Festival At TreleavenThe first crushing of the grapes can start as early as mid-August and depending on weather and fruit quality can continue into November and even December and January for the prized ice wines. But, fall

Fun In and Around Owasco Lake

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Staff

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,

Get Outdoors

Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 PM by Staff

Get outdoors this Spring

The flowers are starting to bloom and the birds to sing, it’s time to join them. Grab your walking shoes, clean the cobwebs off the bike and hit the trails and parks. Cayuga County offers an impressive quantity of places to get in touch with nature and pump fresh air into our lungs as we explore new spots. Here are enough to get you going, check them out, then send us

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