Featured Partners and Stops

As you ride along the Scenic Byway or paddle the Blueway Trail there are so many interesting spots to visit and explore, we’ve highlighted a few places here to whet your appetite and to help you plan your trip. These folks also support our not-for-profit organization and we thank them for their support.

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Americana Vineyards & Crystal Lake Cafe

Americana Vineyards tasting room and gift shop used to be a functioning swing barn in the 1820s, about five miles away from its current location. It was rescued from demolition, meticulously dismantled and rebuilt at its new address on East Covert Road. With a…

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Bet the Farm Winery

At Bet the Farm, we keep it simple. We grow Red varieties on our 6-acre estate vineyard and source high quality fruit from other Finger Lakes vineyards. Winemaker/Owner Nancy Tisch carefully guides the grapes through fermentation, aging, and bottling. The result is fruit-forward wines…

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Buttonwood Grove Winery and Cabins

Come experience Buttonwood Grove, one of Cayuga Lake’s most scenic wineries. From our spacious multi-level deck, you can enjoy spectacular views of the lake, our pond and vineyards, and our beautifully landscaped grounds. Join us for live music every weekend during July and August,…

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Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau distributes visitor information at the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, located at 25 South Street in downtown Auburn. The information center is open daily year round from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A full array…

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Cayuga Nature Center

The Cayuga Nature Center provides indoor and outdoor programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and understand the natural history of the Cayuga Lake Basin as part of the regional and global ecosystems. The Nature Center’s 100 acres of woodland and old field…

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Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

From the first sip to your last look at the lake, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail will impress and inspire you. We call it America’s First Wine Trail, but you truly choose your own path when you visit the wineries, soak in the scenery…

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Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery

Enjoy estate grown wines rich in character steeped in our 46-year wine growing vineyard history. As you step into our historically sound 90-year old barn beneath the glow of our Gothic church lights you will absorb and feel our relaxed, informative setting. Delight in…

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Cinemapolis

The best in independent, international, and locally produced film plays every day at Cinemapolis, Ithaca’s member supported independent movie theater. Our five screens feature newly installed all-digital projection and sound, and new titles open every Friday. Take in some thought-provoking, award-winning cinema and visit…

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Discover Cayuga Lake Boat Tours

Discover Cayuga Lake is excited to introduce tours and charters aboard the MV Teal for 2021! At 63 feet in length, she has plenty of room to relax and enjoy the ride. Our experienced crew takes pride in offering personalized, informative tours that are…

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Discover Ithaca

Discover Ithaca’s roots are in hospitality, outdoor recreation, development, and customer service. We’ve had our thumb on the pulse of Ithaca’s heartbeat for more than 50 years. This intimate connection with our community, and love for the Finger Lakes natural beauty, drove…

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1833 Kitchen & Bar

Whether dining indoors in our elegant dining room or enjoying lakeside dining on the veranda, the 1833 Kitchen & Bar is the best restaurant in the Finger Lakes region for waterfront dining and spectacular sunsets. Our award-winning, refined American cuisine is inspired by the…

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Fargo Bar and Grill

With a relaxed atmosphere, the Fargo Bar & Grill offers a wide array of pub-style sandwiches, classic bar snacks, seasonally-inspired salads, hearty soups, and creative daily specials. The Fargo burger is a fan favorite, as is our extensive craft beer list. Relax with a…

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Finger Lakes Premier Properties

All our Cayuga Lake vacation rentals have lakefront access and extraordinary views. Cayuga Lake is the longest lake in the Finger Lakes region. The lake itself is one of the best fishing lakes in the area. You can…

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Inns of Aurora

Founded in 1789, the storybook Village of Aurora is situated on the calm shores of Cayuga Lake in the heart of New York’s premier wine region. Designated as a National Historic District and under one square mile, Aurora is a peaceful respite from our…

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Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau

Visit Ithaca is the official and most comprehensive resource for visitor information on Ithaca and Tompkins County and beyond. Visit our visitor centers to speak with our visitor experience staff, or chat online at on our website to learn everything there is to know…

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Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons

Your Finger Lakes adventure starts at the Ithaca Marriott Downtown. Our hotel is centrally located in the heart of the Downtown Ithaca Commons near Cornell University and Ithaca College. Hang with the locals at our neighborhood restaurant and bar, Monks on the Commons, or…

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Little Venice Ristorante

Located in the heart of the quaint village of Trumansburg, Little Venice Ristorante has much to offer on their menu. Weekly specials show off the chef’s appetizer, entrée and burger creativity. The menu offers traditional Italian fare from spaghetti to brick-oven pizza along with…

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Lucas Vineyards

Lucas Vineyards, Cayuga Lake’s first winery, is “a must stop” during your visit to the Finger Lakes. Their wine is consistently top-notch with reasonable prices and paired with the fun atmosphere, it’s a great choice. Lucas Vineyards is a Finger Lakes favorite winery for…

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Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery

Located at the top of Cayuga Lake, Montezuma Winery and Hidden Marsh Distillery is the first stop on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Our tasting room offers creative, award-winning wines and spirits that please every palate! You can taste our selection of wines and…

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Museum of the Earth

The Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions. The museum’s 8,000-square-foot permanent exhibition takes…

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Paddledockers/Explore Ithaca

CLOSED TEMPORARILY. CHECK BACK IN THE FUTURE. Paddledockers rental and retail is your one-stop shop for all things paddle! Whether you choose to rent or buy a kayak, canoe, or paddle board, you can always count on us for exceptional customer service. Our variety…

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Seneca County Chamber of Commerce

When you visit Seneca County, the northern gateway to the Finger Lakes, you not only get to experience the breath-taking views of the lakes, taste award winning wines and learn about history, you get to meet the people that make this area truly unique.

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