Drink in the unspoiled beauty of Cayuga County. Feel the fresh country breezes, relax to the sounds of trickling waters, bask in the warm glow of a Finger Lakes sunset and sip a fine local wine while you rediscover yourself in New York’s fabulous Finger Lakes, only a short drive from the urban center of Syracuse. Our scenery ranks as one of the top reasons visitors come to Cayuga County and once you see our crystal clear lakes and rolling farmlands, you will understand why.
For adventurous types, an abundance of indoor and outdoor recreational activities are ready for you to conquer, including hiking, biking, golf and even scuba diving! With three State Parks, well –groomed trails, nature preserves and three State forests the opportunities are many! Eight lakes and the Erie Canal give Cayuga County more freshwater coastline than any other county in New York State. From the Great Lake Ontario to tiny Lake Como, water experiences such as swimming, boating and fishing abound!
Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes are famous for our fresh fruit, herbs, vegetables and dairy products. Our small farms and vineyards are a sight to behold and in addition to preserving our landscape, they provide great tasting food and drink. Many of our restaurants feature the freshest and finest quality local products on their seasonal menus. For a real culinary adventure, travel our wine trail, cheese trail and the ‘Sweet Treat Trail’ featuring locally grown and produced honeys, jams, cookies and other sweet treats! From north to south in Cayuga County it seems like all roads lead to yummy goodness.
A visit to Cayuga County’s 10 wineries will make your vacation truly memorable. Meet the winemakers, tour the vineyards, take part in special events and taste our award-winning wines. Wine tasting in Cayuga County is a special experience in a quaint and charming atmosphere where you can get ‘up close and personal’ with our winemakers!
Music, theater, fine arts and history help make up our rich culture and lifestyle. The summer-long Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the country, featuring musicals from ‘on, off and beyond Broadway!” From the Tiffany windows at Willard Chapel to live performances at the Morgan Opera House art and culture come alive in Cayuga County.
Cayuga County is full of unique shopping experiences from the world –renowned MacKenzie-Childs, maker of hand-crafted pottery and home furnishings located in the picturesque Village of Aurora, to the premier outdoor retailer, Bass Pro Shops at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn, Cayuga County has something for ever type of shopper.
From the Great Lakes to the Finger Lakes, Cayuga County truly has the best of both worlds!