The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail consists of seventeen wineries, one cidery, four distilleries, and one meadery. Six Mile Creek not only has award winning wines, it also has one of the four distilleries along the trail.
"We do a grappa, a limoncello, my husband is Italian so we had to do those, then we did an orangecello. Our latest release is amore which is an amaretto, and we are every year trying to produce something a little bit different, they're very popular."
It's known as the first organized and longest running wine trail in the country. In addition to award winning wines, there are also many events that take place along the trail.
"Along the trail this year we've got some great winery events, we also have concerts all along the trail, over on the east side, the west side, here even at Six Mile Creek on Thursday nights. Lucas is going to be doing some on Thursday nights, so it's a big thing here to be able to sit down, have a glass of wine, and enjoy music here on the Cayuga Wine Trail."
Whether you're a fine wine connoisseur or a beginner, there's something for everyone on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. For more information on the wine trail log on to WBNG.com, and stay tuned for your On the Road, coming up.
On the Road: Cayuga Lake Part 2
Another great way to explore Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is on the lake, and you can do that at School's Out Charters. They offer private and small group charter cruises to the best wineries on Cayuga Lake.
"We usually do a six hour cruise, and we'll take you to three or four different wineries, and we have some VIP tastings including some pairings at one of the wineries that features all New York State cheeses, sausage, crackers and the like and also an opportunity to have a nice lunch on the lake. It's an absolutely wonderful way to spend a day."
You can relax in comfort and style, and Rick says it's better than a bus tour.
"Well the difference between this and a bus tour is the experience. You know on a bus, you're on a bus. On a boat, you're on the lake."
School's Out Charters offers daily cruises, and in addition to their wine cruises, they also do a two hour sunset cruise. For more information about School's Out Charters, log on to WBNG.com, or friend me on Facebook for more exclusive content.
On the Road: Cayuga Lake Part 3
Hi, I'm Christina Kunzman, and we're on the road in Ithaca, New York. We are the Cayuga Nature Center, which is part of the Discovery Trail. Now behind me is Tree Tops, which is a six story high tree house for kids and adults alike. Let's check it out. The Tree Tops treehouse is just one of the many things to do and see at the Cayuga Nature Center. You can also see the live animal collection, hike, or walk among butterflies. It's one of the eight organizations that are part of the discovery trail. The discovery trail is a collaboration of eight organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of the connections among art, history, literature, science and the natural world. The trail also includes Cornell Plantations, the History Center, Johnson Museum of Art, Museum of the Earth, Science Center, Tompkins County Public Library, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
"The Discovery Trail locations provide interesting opportunities, educational opportunities, and, you know, a way to have some fun learning that's continuing over the summer but in a really accessible way."
Rain or shine the Science Center is a great place to bring the kids. While they're playing, they won't even realize that they're learning. Another great place to learn about and observe birds is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
"When visitors come here they can explore the trails. We have four miles of trails and boardwalks. We also have a visitors center where you can go inside and learn more about what we do and learn more about birds."
With eight different locations on the trail it's probably best to visit over a couple of days. For more information on the discovery trail, log on to WBNG.com, or friend me on Facebook for exclusive content. Stay tuned for On the Road, coming up.