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Exploring Aurora

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Matt Stevenson

Welcome to Aurora!

I still remember seeing that sign for the first time after I’d moved back from Florida. I’d been gone for 15 years so I was worried about that old adage “you can never go home again”. Yet to the right of that sign the sun was sparkling off a constant that hadn’t changed a bit. Cayuga Lake may rise and fall with the seasons yet it always remains constant in its beauty and

Celebrate National Pet Day in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

National Pet Day

National Pet Day is April 11. Our trusty companions are considered by many to be a member of the family. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study confirms pets contribute to overall cardiovascular health by lowering cortisol, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. So, it really is in our best interest to spend as much time with our furry friends, right?! Pets play an important

It's Spring Fishing

Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:00 PM by George Fiorille

Springtime Fishing

Fishing at Owasco LakeJust like bears emerging from their dens after a long winter nap, anglers in Cayuga County are counting the days until spring arrives to go fishing. If you are one of the area's fishermen who didn’t experience the winter ice fishing or open water angling in hopes of warmer weather, your time has come.

Spring fishing in Cayuga County opens up a wide array of angling opportunities

Start thinking Spring

Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:00 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

Cayuga County’s Winter Wonderland Fisheries

Friday, February 19, 2021 3:00 PM by George Fiorille

Wintertime doesn’t have to be boring with a case of cabin fever for anglers in Cayuga County. Cayuga County sports several different fisheries that can be experienced through the ice and on open waters.

Before you venture out on any body of water during the winter, there’s some things to take into consideration to have a pleasurable experience. First, make sure you dress warmly in layers.

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 Michelle Barber

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

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