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Along the Byway

A series of articles about some of the many themes that you can experience on the Byway.

Cayuga Lake is surrounded by so many interesting places to visit that it’s sometimes easy to overlook exciting opportunities to Enjoy the Ride! The Along The Byway section contains a series of articles about some of the hidden treasures and unique experiences to be found on the Byway.

Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway or Bust!

The 2017 travel season is here in the Finger Lakes Region, there is still plenty of time to book your trip up to visit us on the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway. There is no prettier place than the Finger Lakes Region. Whether it’s long-weekend trips, a month-long getaway or anything in between, the Cayuga Lake area fits the bill. There read more »

Share Your Byway Photos With Us

We know you are out there enjoying all things Byway. We’d really love to include photos that you’ve taken on your trip. It’s easy to share, just click on Gallery and select either “please click here” in the text or click on Submit a Photo/Video in the box on the right hand side of the Gallery page. We can’t wait read more »

The Great Migration Begins

As fall and winter approach, many of our summer residents – people and wildife – begin their migration south to ride out the colder months in warmer climates. The monarch butterfly is just one of our migrating residents. Read more about this beautiful but endangered summer resident. Photo: Monarch getting ready to be released as part of the Monarch Watch read more »

Tweet! Tweet!

Don’t forget to share your adventures along the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway on our Twitter account. This is another great way for you and us to share travels and experiences on the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway. The 2016 travel season is in full swing and there are lots of adventures along the byway. So, plan a trip today. Tweet us read more »

Bicycling the Byway is Even Way More Cool!

At the end of 2016, the 8-mile section of New York State Parks’ Black Diamond Trail was officially opened for business. The trail follows the old Lehigh Valley Railroad line that ran between Ithaca and Geneva and takes its name from the famous engine that hauled the train between its destinations. So now, you can bicycle another off-road stretch around read more »

Take Home A Whale Of A Tale

Fishing Cayuga Lake is just one of the many activities you can participate in on your trip to the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway. Just how good is the fishing? Well it’s so good that the BASSMASTERS professionals plied the waters of Cayuga Lake in June 2016 for the top prize in their Elite Series Tournament. Our freshwater fishery is home read more »

There’s an island in Cayuga Lake?

Yes, indeed there is – Frontenac Island. The island is located at the northeast end of Cayuga Lake off the shores of the village of Union Springs. While it appears to be just a large vegetation clump in the lake, this island has a very interesting past dating back thousands of years! So, read on to learn about some of read more »

Birding Along the Way

Bring your binoculars! For casual and serious birders alike, the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway is a treasure trove for birding. From the many excellent birding sites along the lake to a nationally important wildlife and waterfowl refuge and an internationally renowned ornithology research lab, Cayuga Lake has plenty to keep bird enthusiasts interested. Birding in the area is a rich read more »

2012 Geocaching Coin
Geocaching Your Way Around the Byway

We still have our beautiful, collectible 10th Anniversary coins available. Whether you are a die-hard geocacher or new to the sport, geocaching the Byway is a great way to explore some of the off-the-beaten-path corners along the byway route. For more information about our trail, visit our Geocaching page. read more »

Nature’s Magnificent Aerial Anglers

As you travel the Byway this year, take some time to visit the many sites around Cayuga Lake where you can experience the majesty of Cayuga Lake’s aerial anglers – the bald eagle and osprey. The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is a great starting point at the north end of the lake to view bald eagle’s nests. Our nation’s bird read more »

Cayuga Lake Wineries

Imagine sipping exquisite wine while looking out on a spectacular view of vineyards sloping down to Cayuga Lake. There are 26 wineries around Cayuga Lake, and visiting one or more of them can lead to some of the most delightful experiences along the Byway. read more »

Taughannock Falls
Natural Wonders

A trip around the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway offers plenty of places of beauty and natural wonder. The lake itself, the rolling farmlands, the striking waterfalls and gorges all contribute to a sense of bounty and connection to nature. Here are just a few of the places you may want to visit. Taughannock Falls At 215 feet, Taughannock Falls, on read more »

Welcome Fall!

It didn’t seem that long ago that we were welcoming summer along the Byway. As the air cools and the leaves start to take on a colorful tinge, we hope you take time to plan a trip to visit us this Fall 2017 season. Fall brings grape and garden-bounty harvests, apple festivals, and bird migrations all along the Byway. Stay read more »

Take a Sundae Drive on the Byway!

Experience the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway a whole new way by taking a Sundae Drive to indulge in the creamiest of ice creams as you “Enjoy the Ride” on the Byway. Ithaca, the official birthplace of the ice cream sundae, is the perfect place to start your journey. Back in the day, on a Sunday afternoon, April 3, 1892 to read more »

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Down Cayuga Lake!

While you might only think about experiencing the landscape and the amenities of our 87-mile-long, loop byway via the wheeled vehicle of your choice or any combination thereof – car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle – make sure to include an on-the-water experience of Cayuga Lake as part of your Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway adventure. There truly is nothing like a day read more »

Destination Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway

Check out our video to get a preview of a few of the destinations you can experience along the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway. We know you’ll have a great time visiting us. ENJOY THE RIDE! read more »