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Welcome to

Cayuga County
Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga (pronounced
kā-yu-ga) County’s eight crystal-clear lakes and spectacular
scenery are sure to delight and amaze you. Incredible scenery,
award-winning wineries and breweries, charming villages and
sparkling lakes make it a perfect getaway for sightseeing, shopping and dining – or really, everything.
We will take you through the highlights of Cayuga County –
but with the county spanning 864 square miles in Upstate New
York, the reasons for visiting the area truly are infinite. Cayuga
County and the Finger Lakes region are not only beautiful but
diverse, offering a wide variety of activities, events, attractions
and unique lodging facilities. Once you visit, you will discover
an endless list of story ideas, ranging from the Underground
Railroad and Native American history to outdoor adventures
and so much more!
And if you’re looking for great photo ops, you won’t be disappointed. Our scenery ranks as one of the top reasons visitors
come to Cayuga County. From magnificent lakes to rolling farmlands to breathtaking sunsets, Cayuga County is the
“beauty queen” of the Finger Lakes! We did our best to call out
a few of our favorites for you, but trust us – there are too many
to name.
Visit to find a full listing of all there is to see
and do in the area. Our Cayuga County Tourism staff is always
available to help you with your research and assist with your
visit. Contact Meg Vanek, Executive Director, at or (800) 499-9615 for more information, or fill out a
media hosting request form on our website.

Lake Country

With eight lakes and the Erie Canal, Cayuga County has more
freshwater coastline than any other county in New York State.
From the Great Lake
Ontario, to Cayuga
Lake, to tiny Lake
Como, water experiences such as swimming, boating and
fishing abound. By
way of the 87-mile
Cayuga Lake Scenic

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Byway, you can find
diverse landscapes
and spectacular
views with promises
of charming villages,
scenic waterfalls,
parks and farmland. The 518-mile
Great Lakes Seaway
Trail, a National Scenic Byway, follows the southern shore of
Lake Ontario through the villages of Fair Haven and Sterling.
The county also boasts 12 miles of canal, from the Richmond
Aqueduct in Montezuma to Lock 51 at the Onondaga-Cayuga
County line.

auburn, ny

“Big city vitality wrapped in a small town feel” describes the
delightfully diverse city of Auburn to a tee. Auburn is the county seat of Cayuga County and its largest community situated
right in the middle of the Finger Lakes Wine Region.
Auburn is rich in culture, arts and history, offering a great
array of museums, historic sites and national landmarks. The
traditional downtown is small and manageable, filled with
shops, restaurants and businesses. Auburn has a vibrant performing and fine arts scene, spawning many community-wide
festivals and events. There are also several parks and access to
Owasco Lake, one of
the region’s beautiful
Finger Lakes.
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SyracuSe is just a short drive away and offers a wide range of

activities and has a rich history. As the gateway to the Finger Lakes
Region make sure to stop by this historic city. With many museums,
dining options and shopping there is something for everyone in
Syracuse. While planning your visit make sure to include the Everson
Museum of Art, Central New York’s architectural landmark and cultural
anchor, provides unparalleled opportunities for meaningful encounters
with art through its collections, exhibitions, and programs. Housed
within a building designed by internationally-acclaimed architect I.M.
Pei and considered a work of art in its own right, the Everson holds
more than 10,000 artworks and presents more than twenty exhibitions
annually. Provided by the Everson Museum of Art.

Visit to learn more.