Simple Pleasures and Exciting Adventures: Cayuga County Has It All

Whether you are looking for a quick getaway or longer excursion, Cayuga County offers endless vistas, world class wineries, winding country roads and eateries featuring gourmet to comfort themed menus to make your escape to the Finger Lakes the perfect one.

Breath in the fresh air and falling leaves while exploring unspoiled natural beauty. Driving along Route 90 will invoke simple times and exciting adventures at the same time. Follow this route from north section of Cayuga Lake and you will discover charming villages, unique shops and wide-open family run wineries.

MacKenzie Childs-Cayuga County Web


Driving south if you take a detour east, you will find the Apple Station Winery, a quintessential fall stop. Savor their delicious fruit wines, fresh apples and homemade baked goods. Getting back onto Route 90 continuing south it is worth a stop in the village of Union Springs to walk the main street and visit the antique shops and the Frontenac Museum that is dedicated to showcasing and educating its visitors about local history, something that the whole of Cayuga County has in no short supply. Stretch your legs at Heart and Hands Winery. They specialize in stunning views and producing cool weather wines sustainably. You can often find owners Tom and Shelly Higgins to chat about the unique climate and soil that produce their Pinot Noirs and Riesling grapes.

Barrel Room @ Cayga county Heart and Hands Winery



Continue your scenic drive into the village of Aurora. In a village that defines the word quaint enjoy a leisurely stroll along the main drag for shops like the Village Market and eateries like the Fargo Bar and Grill.  And no drive through Aurora is complete without a stop at MacKenzie Childs. Browse their collections of ceramics, furniture and gifts. Further down Route 90 there is beautiful Long Point Winery featuring Amelia’s Deli serving up salads, sandwiches and soups in a cozy space with plenty of outdoor seating. Perhaps brews are more your style. Make a stop at Aurora Brewing Company, a nanobrewery specializing in unique and hoppy brews. Traveling a bit off the main drive of Route 90 you’ll find Fillmore Glen State Park and 1010 BBQ, it’s worth the detour. Summerhill Brewing back on Route 90 is run by Jeff and Sallee who love to share their passion for the outdoors and nature which shine through at their spot up the hill.

All of this is along just one of our endless scenic drives. Discover all this and more in Cayuga County. Visit to learn more and plan your getaway.

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