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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Berry picking in the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes berries and blueberries in particular are absolutely luscious this year. Fortunately for us in the Finger Lakes Region the blueberry season is long. Picking begins mid—July through the first of September. Whether you are a visitor or local, be sure to get out and experience the pleasures of some fantastic Finger Lakes u-picks. U-picking is a seasonal treat, but also a great hands-on…

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Summer Time is Fishing Fun Time in Cayuga County

Summer Time Fishing Fun Anglers who fish out in boats along with shore fishermen, can have lots of success during the summer in Cayuga County. Whether you fish for trout, bass, or panfish, you can find shallow fish and deep fish on our area waters. Fishermen who enjoy getting up early in the morning often have more luck than those who sleep in and get out later during the summer. The old quote of…

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2-Day Motorcycle Touring in the Finger Lakes

Cruise your way around Cayuga County Cayuga County has some of the most the beautiful scenery in New York, as we enter the tail end of summer and into autumn that scenery comes alive again with vibrant gold, orange, and red foliage. What is better than riding your bike at the perfect temperature through sloping country roads breathing in crisp air through your helmet. Follow this trip itinerary…

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Dogs Days of Summer

Camping with our Canine Companions Explore the beautiful and serene countryside of Cayuga County with your four-legged best friends. We offer a collection of campgrounds and parks that welcome your whole family to stay and play. Be sure to look for posted signs indicating where dogs are permitted and what activities are safe. Though many dogs love to splash in the water, some locations are not…

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Summer Celebrations

During this time, it’s important to count the small wins, the little moments and celebrate! Whether it is graduation, a birthday, an anniversary, or a (socially distanced) get together with family or friends you haven’t seen in months, take the time to recognize these occasions and have a little fun. We’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas to help you do just that! Small wins and little…

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Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets are important to the vitality of a community and the Auburn Farmer's Market is no different! Located across from the iconic Curley's Restaurant just off of Routes 5&20 West, the market is open for business on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, from June to October. Auburn is indeed a great place to live, and the farmer's market brings life and vitality to our beloved city! What are…

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Outdoor Dining Options in Cayuga County

It truly is the best of both worlds here in Cayuga County. The plethora of outdoor dining opportunities will amaze you this summer as the patio becomes the new dining room for many of our establishments. What is cooking in Cayuga County? See for yourself! Auburn Aurora & Surrounding Area Fair Haven Moravia and Southern Cayuga County Weedsport Area…

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The Celebrated Resurgence of the Finger Lakes Drive-In

I can still recall my first memories of the local drive-in as a child. A bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, my first adventure using a spork, and Star Wars...how more nostalgic can it get? There is nothing more mesmerizing to a five year old than watching Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker with their light sabers on the big screen with a starry night sky as a backdrop. Nevertheless, this blog isn't…

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Sustainable Vacationing

In the spirit of Arbor Day and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, let’s celebrate Cayuga County as a future destination for a green adventure, in both senses of the phrase! Not only do we have beautiful landscapes to admire and enjoy, but many of our businesses are also mindful of the environment in their practices. Once social distancing and travel bans have been lifted, reduce your Carbon…

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The Grape Harvest – A Great Time to Visit the Finger Lakes

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. The 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…

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