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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

Hopefully by now you’ve already read our blog about the types of fish that you can find here in Cayuga County waters. Maybe now you’re asking “ok, now how do I fish for these fish?!”

Firstly, more fish are caught on natural bait. Earthworms are the most common, easily found type of natural bait. You can dig around in the mud under leave and rocks, or you can go to a bait shop, such as Screwy

Do's and Don'ts of Fishing

Friday, July 24, 2020 1:00 PM by Staff

Meet Michelle Barber! When Michelle isn't behind the desk at Five Star Bank, odds are likely that you can find her on the waters of Cayuga Lake. She and her husband Rob Barber are fishing enthusiasts, and if you need an inside scoop on the fishing scene in Cayuga County, then this match is perfectly paired!

Meet the Fisherwoman - Michelle Barber with husband Rob in their boat

To start off this series, Michelle has a suggested list of Do's and Don'ts for fishing

Hiking Tips and Etiquette

Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Cayuga County has some of the most breath taking and abundant natural scenery, over 65 miles of multi-use trails to be exact! Hiking, waterfalls, bike paths, birding and fishing are just a few ways to get out and enjoy Cayuga County’s natural beauty. As the weather turns to the beautiful summer sunshine and warm temperatures it’s the time to get out and get some fresh air, don’t forget to bring

Top 10 things To Do in the Finger Lakes this Winter

Friday, February 28, 2020 1:00 PM by Staff

Top 10 things to do in the Finger Lakes this Winter – inside or out!

Winter is a very special time in Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region if you like the great outdoors or if you just want to stay inside and enjoy a cozy inn or bed & breakfast. Here’s our Top 10 things to do for outdoor enthusiasts and those of you that just prefer to enjoy a warm fire and sip a glass of fine Finger Lakes

Best Places to Go Leaf Peeping in Cayuga County

Monday, August 19, 2019 4:00 PM by Meg Vanek

To be honest to go leaf-peeping in the Finger Lakes, you do not really need to go anywhere- virtually everywhere you turn during the first two weeks of October, you’ll be surrounded by lush landscapes of red, yellow and bright orange. But for particularly magnificent views, check out these favorite spots.

Waterfalls at Fillmore Glen State ParkFillmore Glen State Park, located in southern Cayuga County, is known for its spectacular

Long Point State Park

Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:00 AM by Susan Marteney

Are you looking for a new daytrip idea that includes visiting a NY State Park? Take a drive down rural Route 90 on the east side of Cayuga Lake for a fun filled day on the water.

Long Point State Park located at 2063 Lake Road, Aurora is situated on a spit of land just below Aurora. While at the park, you are close to Wells College, many wineries including Long Point Winery, the lovely village of

Are you planning a bike ride along the Erie Canalway? More than three-quarters of the 365 mile long, off road trail between Albany and Buffalo is complete and safe for cyclists of all ages. This trail offers up the perfect mix of history and the outdoors as it traverses Cayuga County from the Seneca River to the Village of Jordan. Check out these Must See and Dos on as you cycle the Erie Canalway

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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