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Celebrate Cider Week NY in Cayuga County

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Celebrate Cider Week 2021!

With the first recorded references to cider dating back to Roman times, this is indeed a drink to celebrate and with New York State currently ranking second in the nation in apple production, we have a lot of apples to celebrate with. New York State produces an average of twenty-five million bushels of apples a year, second only to Washington State, producing 5.4 billion

Unplan your weekend and find a brew that’s right for you !

If there is anything we have learned in the last year, it’s that plans change. So, we are making it easy for visitors to (Un)Plan a Getaway and enjoy the county’s excellent lakes, trails, breweries, wineries, hotels, and inns.

In 2020 our office’s annual awards centered around perseverance, specifically in the craft beverage industry. So

Berry picking in the Finger Lakes

Friday, July 2, 2021 9:00 AM by Staff

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

Safely Support Tourism in Cayuga County

#PowerOfTravel

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) was celebrated the first week in May. We are highlighting ways that you can continue to safely support the tourism industry. The Power of Travel and the critical role the tourism industry will play in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce and

Old Fashion Feel, Artisan Products

King Ferry Corner Store is a convenience shop with an old-fashioned General Store setting that is proud of its inviting, friendly atmosphere. Just a few years ago, area native and owner, Rebecca Binns transformed the old store that was once the hub of activity in the thriving little hamlet of King Ferry and restored it to be once more a mainstay of the community.

Celebrating Mother's Day in Cayuga County

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Shake off winter and show Mom you really care with these local events and thoughtful meals prepared in her honor that the whole family can enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend. Here is a taste of what you can expect!

Brunches/Dinners:

Mother’s Day Dinner at 1833 Kitchen & Bar at Aurora Inn in Aurora May 9

Mother’s Day Brunch at Refinery at Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn May 9

Mother’s Day Brunch at

7 Ways to Support Tourism in Cayuga County

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

National Travel and Tourism Week

#PowerOfTravel May 2-8, 2021

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce.

The 38th annual NTTW, taking place May 2-8, recognizes the Power of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in bringing back our vibrant

Low Impact Trip Ideas

Friday, April 16, 2021 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Trip Ideas - Parks & Biking

This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day and when we travel. Start small with Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round, world-round. Cayuga County is the perfect escape for the eco-minded visitor.

Cycling along the Erie Canalway Trail

Up north, Fair Haven Beach State Park offers 823 acres on Lake Ontario, with one of the finest public lakefronts in the

Get Involved this Earth Month!

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Earth Day Resolution Ideas

We have all heard of New Year’s resolutions, but what about Earth Day resolutions? This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day. start Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round.

For now, let’s take some action and get involved! There are many opportunities to walk the walk and participate in Spring Clean-Up days. Let’s all

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

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