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Cayuga County


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Cayuga County is located in the west central part of the state, in the Finger Lakes Region. Owasco Lake is in the center of the county, and Cayuga Lake forms part of the western boundary. Lake Ontario is on the northern border, and Skaneateles Lake is at the eastern border. Cayuga County has more waterfront land than any other county in the state that is not adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. 

The county seat is located in Auburn.  As of the 2010 census the population for the county was 80,026. The highest point in Cayuga County is 1860 feet and is located within Bear Swamp State Forest near the southern end of Skaneateles Lake.  It is an unnamed high point. Whether hiking in Fillmore Glen State Park or Fair Haven State Park, or exploring Sterling Nature Center, biking/hiking along an old railroad bed on the Cayuga County Trail between Fair Haven & Cato or along the Old Erie Canal, you can find an adventure in Cayuga County.  Look below for links and a map of Cayuga County.

Places to explore in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Trail Auburn - Fleming Trail Hojack Trail
Sterling Nature Center Bahar Nature Preserve Carpenter Falls
Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary Old Erie Canal Trail Bear Swamp State Forest
Summer Hill State Forest Fillmore Glen State Park Fair Haven State Park

Northern Montezuma WMA

Howland Island Owasco Flats
Frozen Ocean State Forest Great Gully Fort Hill Cemetery

Cayuga County Trail near Cato

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