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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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cayuga Lake’s Marshes

As we await the arrival of spring and the 2018 busy travel season, we thought we would share information about a very important habitat that you should experience on your trip around the Cayuga Lake basin – the cattail marsh. The cattail marsh is an important habitat area for a wide variety of the animal kingdom – songbirds, waterfowl, fish, 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 »

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.  Tweet us at Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway Twitter. 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 »

The Beauty of Winter

With the cold temperatures of winter the landscape along the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway transforms into a crystalline wonder. The many waterfalls become spectacles to behold. It’s worth a trip to the Byway just to experience these beautiful gems of winter. Come spend some time with us this winter! read more »

Bring on the ICE!

While most of us shiver through these brutally cold days and dread that they will continue, the hearty ice fishing enthusiasts are cheering loudly. The really cold winter temperatures mean that the shallow ends of Cayuga Lake will freeze over making for perfect conditions to allow ice fishing to commence. Perch are a favorite winter catch. Keep an eye out 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 »

History Abounds in the Cayuga Lake Landscape

Once the frontier of the United States, the Cayuga Lake region was home to progressive cultural movements and industrial innovations. The Erie Canal, now referred to as the Barge Canal, is one of the early transportation innovations. While idle now during the winter months, the canal system is still an interesting stop to make while visiting the Byway. Read on 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 »

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 »