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Where Brave Women Winter

By: Karen Kuhl

The Finger Lakes region has fabulous assets that make it an ideal place to live and travel, including our impressive historical figures who changed the way we live today.

Among these impactful individuals are our own Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, Martha Coffin Wright and Emily Howland, all of whom called Cayuga County home. Have you ever pondered what traits you might have that resemble those of amazing trailblazing women that came before us? Take our quiz and find out! After completing the eight-question quiz, you’ll find out your Brave Woman kindred spirit along with a link to learn more about them and the places you can visit in the Finger Lakes to walk in their footsteps. Many women-owned businesses in the Finger Lakes region have taken the quiz, and we’ll tell you which of them have matched up with your kindred spirit. This is a totally different way to explore the Finger Lakes and discover many new small businesses. Take the quiz at Brave Women FLX encourages visitors and residents to celebrate the forward-thinking female pioneers of the Finger Lakes by exploring the historic landmarks and destinations that tell their stories, while supporting the region’s modern-day businesswomen and entrepreneurs and unleashing your inner brave woman.

There are lots of fantastic ways to enjoy our fiercely beautiful region. In the Brave Women FLX website, you will find four inspirational itineraries that speak to your inner soul — with four different ways to experience the Finger Lakes region, “Where Brave Women Winter.”

Check out our calendar of events at to find great things to see and do this winter.

Karen Kuhl is executive director of the Cayuga County Office of Tourism and can be reached at The office is the designated tourism promotion agency for Cayuga County and promotes the county’s attractions, events, and lodging establishments. For more information, visit