Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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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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Travel back in time and stay at a Historic Inn in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

By Camille Zess Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region in general, is a place steeped in history and is an exceptional destination to relax, unwind and have an array of memorable experiences. There are many exciting, educational, delicious, and fun things to choose from in this beautiful part of New York State, depending on what you want to do. Regardless of what’s on your itinerary, everyone…

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2022 is a special year in the world of honoring equal rights. Not only is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the forefront of our society today, this year marks 200 years since the birth of a great American hero and iconic leader in the realm of freedom and equity for all - Harriett Tubman! Although the exact date of her birth is not known, it is believed that she was born in March, and we know…

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How to Be Like Harriet Tubman

As we end one year and begin another, many people find themselves reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming year. You may ask: Were you the best version of yourself in 2021? Who do you want to be in 2022? Do you have a role model that you look to for inspiration? One such inspirational person who made the world a better place was Harriet Tubman. Most well known for her…

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Dressing for the Holidays in Cayuga County

Some of the characteristics used to describe who Harriet Tubman was as a person include “spiritual” and “caring.” Harriet Tubman believed in God as her creator, guide, protector, and deliverer and noted it was her deep faith that helped her through challenges. As a humanitarian, Harriet Tubman was always looking after those in need of food, shelter, clothing, and medical attention. These two…

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Apple Orchards, Harriet Tubman and Fall Fun all in Cayuga County

The fall season is one of the most beautiful in the Finger Lakes of New York State. Along with the vibrant colors of the trees, beautiful autumn flowers, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, there are delicious apples - picked right out of the orchards. And with apples, comes cider, donuts, apple wine and much more! We’ve rounded up a bunch of places around Cayuga County to help you get your…

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Underground Railroad: Trusted Terminals for Harriet Tubman

Did you know that Auburn and Cayuga County have deep ties to the Underground Railroad? In honor of September being International Underground Railroad month, we suggest you see these stops around Cayuga County associated with the famed path to freedom. About the Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first…

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Make Waves in Harriet Tubman's Home

Not only the home of Harriet Tubman, Cayuga County is also home to seven lakes and the Erie Canal. We proudly have more freshwater coastline than any other county in New York State! That means there are plenty of opportunities to splash, swim, fish, paddle and more. Although summer is starting to wind down, there’s still lots of time to enjoy the waterways found around Cayuga County: Cayuga Lake…

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Find Your Brave in Cayuga County

Finding your brave Cayuga County was built on trailblazers who were willing to push society’s standards and biases in hopes for a better America for all. Find your brave in Cayuga County – like countless others have done before, such as Slocum and Emily Howland, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright and more. Take a look at these unique destinations throughout the area. See how these iconic…

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Lesser Known Facts of Harriet Tubman

Did you know? Discover lesser known facts of Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. Today, Wednesday March 10 is Harriet Tubman Day. She passed away on this day 108 years ago in 1913, and this day has been recognized In the U.S. since 1990. 1. Harriet Tubman was married again in 1869 to former-slave, Civil War veteran Nelson Davis. Over 20 years younger, and sick from tuberculosis, Davis' skill as a…

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