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What is the meaning of “Owasco” Lake?

On the eastern side of the Finger Lakes, Owasco Lake is a name believed to have been derived from Mohawk and Iroquois tribes meaning “Floating Bridge” or “Crossing Point.”

What is the meaning of “Skaneateles” Lake?

The name “Skaneateles” means “long lake” in the Iroquois language.

When and where is the Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale?

The annual 50-mile-long garage sale runs from Montezuma to Homer along Scenic Byway Route 90 on the eastern side of Cayuga Lake. The sale is held on Saturday and Sunday, the last full weekend of July.

When is the best time to see fall foliage?

Typically, the first two weeks of October are the best time to see fall foliage. Keep in mind that timing varies from year to year, depending on weather and conditions, so feel free to call us for updates.

What are the closest airports to Cayuga County?

Visitors can reach Cayuga County by flying into Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Greater Rochester International Airport, and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Car travel is the best way to see the Finger Lakes, and with car rental agencies available at each airport, getting to see it all is a breeze. Whitford Airport, in Weedsport, is available for private planes.

What is the weather like in Cayuga County?

Cayuga County is a four-season destination, averaging in the high 70s in the summer and low 30s in the winter.