Kids Cayuga Lake


Join us on an action-packed adventure around Cayuga Lake!

Kids Cayuga Lake left to right.

We are excited to offer this new program for families/groups looking for a fun activity to do with children while enjoying the Cayuga Lake area.

Our KIDS CAYUGA LAKE program is a scavenger-hunt activity that takes you around Cayuga Lake to 12 different locations. At each site you will follow a riddle or answer a question to hunt for the site’s special feature. We picked sites where you will experience and learn about the natural, historic and cultural fabric of the Cayuga Lake basin.

To get started, pick up The Guidebook at any of the following locations around the Byway and beyond.

Kids Cayuga Lake Workbook Cover

Equal Rights Heritage Center

Ithaca Children’s Garden
Discover Cayuga Lake Boat Tours
Visit Ithaca: two locations
     Downtown on the Commons
     Taughannock Falls State Park (Falls Overlook)

Interlaken Library

Seneca Falls
Montezuma Winery

We are offering KIDS CAYUGA LAKE guidebooks and guidebook answer books free of charge this year thanks to our generous partners at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Cayuga County Visitors Bureau. If you enjoyed the adventure and would like to help us offer the program in the future with new editions, please consider sending us a contribution – even $5.00 will help. Click on the DONATE button in the lower right-hand corner of this page to get started.


Annie Zygarowicz Self Portrait
Annie’s Self Portrait

Annie Zygarowicz served on the Board of Directors of the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, Inc. when she brought us the idea to develop a program for children to learn about the natural, cultural and historic assets surrounding Cayuga Lake. The Board loved the idea and even after Annie left the Board, we worked with her to create the Guidebook featuring her KIDS CAYUGA LAKE.

Annie’s Bio
As a life-long painter, sculptor, and graphic designer, Annie Zygarowicz has enjoyed every path of her art career.

Soon after graduating from the School of Visual Arts with BFA in illustration, Annie freelanced as an editorial illustrator for magazines while also developing marketable displays and products for children’s products. She has sculpted props and characters in clay that have been showcased in magazines and group/solo exhibitions. As an illustrator and graphic designer, she works with clients producing catalogues, book covers. booklets, signage, websites, maps, and educational products. Annie has also focused on illustrating and writing for children as well as paintings for
galleries. Her portfolio includes digital and traditionally rendered art and illustrations, character design and book dummies of pre-published children’s books. Annie’s illustrations have recently been published in publications and printed material.

More of Annie’s art can be found at


We hope you had loads of fun following our KIDS CAYUGA LAKE adventure. To download The Guidebook Answers book, you will need to fill in the two following sections: your Zip Code and the Code Word.

The Code Word is hidden in The Guidebook. Go through the guidebook and look for the color boxes that surround capital letters that match the color boxes below. Type in the letter in the matching color box below.

Why do we ask for your Zip Code? We are a not-for-profit organization. Public and private organizations that offer funding to not-for-profits like to know that their financial assistance is successful in reaching the intended audience. So, knowing where you came from to participate in our KIDS CAYUGA LAKE program will allow us to show future sponsors the popularity of this programs.

    • Code Word*  (Enter 1 character per field)