Byway Events


The Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway 2023 Virtual Step Challenge Fundraiser is one day away. This year’s event will be dedicated to raising money to establish a Capital Fund to support the Byway’s interpretive and wayfinding signs program.

The Need for a Capital FundViticulture Sign Display Buttonwood Grove Winery 10 28 2016
We currently have 25 signs installed around the Byway. Three of the signs support our mission to share information about the history, culture, and natural landscape that is the focus of the scenic byway. Eleven signs are wayfinding signs for the Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail. The remaining eleven signs are interpretive signs for our Birding Trail.

While we partner with private and public locations to install our signs on their property, we are responsible to maintain and replace the signs as needed. Signs fade over time or are damaged by weather or humans and will need to be replaced in a timely fashion. We also want to install more interpretive signs to cover more history, culture, and landscape stories to enhance Byway travelers experiences. So, we’ve hit the threshold and now need to establish a dedicated fund for the sign program.

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000.00 from this year’s event.

Register now by clicking on the REGISTER button.

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Step Challenge Details
Event Date:  September 1 to September 30
Cumulative Participants Step Goal: Exceed last year’s total of 12,540,531 steps
Donation to Participate: $35.00
We will return to a Step-only format – other activities will not count for this year’s challenge.
Swag: Ball cap with embroidered Byway logo and Medallion/Medallion Magnet featuring an image recognizing this year’s Byway destination Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.
Award: Top ten steppers will receive a one-of-a-kind charm featuring an image to recognize the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.
The Top stepper will receive a special prize.


Ball Cap And Medallion For Digital Display



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