Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Family Fun at the Drive-In

Drive-In Family Fun x 2 By Susan Dove On the western outskirts of Auburn, NY on historic Route 20, there are 2 reasons to plan some good old-fashioned family fun this summer. There is Reese's Dairy Bar, the kind of drive-in to get a hamburg, french fries and ice cream, plus just a little farther west on Route 20 is the oldest drive- theater in New York State! First, fill your bellies at…

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Family Fun at Tom Thumb's!

by Susan Dove My search for the best ice cream in Cayuga County continues at Tom Thumb's in the Town of Owasco. Tom Thumb's is a combination Drive-In and Miniature Golf Course, all overlooking beautiful Owasco Lake. Experience family fun at its finest, no matter if you are 9 months old or 90 years old! The 18 hole miniature golf course is somewhat challenging with some cool water features…

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Drive-In Restaurants

This is the first in a series of articles celebrating the great tradition of summer drive-ins! By Susan Dove In search of the best……… Drive-Ins are alive and well in Cayuga County. What better place to celebrate the onset of summer! Cayuga County alone has almost a dozen drive-ins. But these days, a drive-in does not necessarily fit the true definition of a drive-in. According to Merriam Webster…

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Happy Easter..Egg Hunts, Brunch & more!

I don't know about you, but in my opinion, spring isn’t officially here until Easter comes around. Flowers are beginning to bloom the sun is out and the temperatures are on the rise, winter is finally over. Easter is just around the corner and Cayuga County is prepared with Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Sunday Brunches and Easter Bunny appearances. Brunches Check out these local restaurants serving…

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Valentine's Day Inspiration

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to shop, dine and travel because you are ‘required’ to pamper yourself and your valentine in recognition of this holiday devoted to lovers. Cayuga County is arguably one of the most romantic places in the world to celebrate this holiday. Beautiful lakes, quaint villages and peaceful roads winding through rolling farmlands provide a romantic setting that is…

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Celebrate National Rose Day

Celebrating National Rosé Day on June 13th? We’ve got a guide to the Finger Lakes rosé to help you do just that so slip on your rose-colored glasses and pour a glass. Let’s start with a little history lesson. rosé originated in France and was then introduced to the rest of the Mediterranean by the Romans. The wines were produced by a mix of red and white grapes that were naturally light in color…

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Takeout Tuesday - Burger Night

Coming into the summer months cook outs and picnics and easy meals are on our minds. Why not take the work out of preparing dinner one night and pick up a delicious burger and take it to the park or back to your back yard to enjoy in this beautiful change of weather we’ve been having!? This #TakeoutTuesday burgers are on the menu. With so many tantalizing options in Cayuga County it’s hard to…

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Takeout Tuesday - Make it Mexican

How convenient and delicious that #TakeoutTuesday and #TacoTuesday fall together for this week’s feature Mexican! Here in Cayuga County Mexican cuisine lends itself nicely to the option of take out. Mesa Grande Taqueria opened in 2010 with inspiration from favorite restaurants in California, with fresh food made in house there is not processed food and no cutting corners. One of the best features…

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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week With Cayuga County

During these COVID times we need to raise a glass and toast to the tight knit community of small independent brewers in NYS. They band together, share insights, successes, collaborate in the forms of co-brewed beers and support one another. It is the beauty of the craft beer industry, how these folks maintain their connection with the communities they reside in. May 11th - 17th is American Craft…

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Our Wineries - This is OUR Cayuga - What’s yours?

Here in Cayuga County our wineries range in size and styles. Most of them are relatively small giving us a unique bespoke experience. Our county boasts 11 wineries, so there is truly a place and taste for everyone. The producers here create some of the best quality wines in New York State and when you visit, it is a special experience in an intimate atmosphere that focuses on the technique of…

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