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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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Future of Travel-National Travel and Tourism Week

It’s time to celebrate the ‘Future of Travel’ during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7. This year’s theme elevates how the travel industry can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations and reconnect travelers in the U.S. and around the world. Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRIET TUBMAN!

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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8 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month March is National Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to take a few moments to think about the many women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things yourself. So, grab one of your fabulous female friends and make some of your own history and fun in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the birthplace of Women’s Rights! The early…

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Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month, celebrated every February in the United States, is the perfect time to learn about the achievements and history of African Americans. You can celebrate Black History not only in February but all year long in Cayuga County. This area is rich in history, making it the perfect setting to honor the legacy of the African American community. 1) Visit the historic William H. Seward…

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Hibercation

Discover the cure for cabin fever: Hibercation: part hibernation, part vacation and 100 percent good for the soul. Hibercation is the perfect cure for cabin fever. We are inviting everyone to enjoy some downtime while you escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. Treat yourself to guilt-free relaxation and much-needed coziness with a hibercation. Local businesses are offering a fresh take…

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Apple Picking Time is here!

It's Apple Picking Time! Unplan a last-minute weekend getaway, take a scenic drive to an orchard, pick a few bags of apples, enjoy warm cider doughnuts, fresh pressed apple cider, freshly baked pies, purchase some local honey or homemade jams! My favorite time of the year is fall because that means apple picking time is here! I love everything about the experience of picking apples, the smell of…

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Celebrate Cider Week NY in Cayuga County

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…

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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 many good things were happening with our partners, and we…

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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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Celebrating Mother's Day in Cayuga County

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…

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