With its parks, rolling farmland, waterfront activities and scenery, Route 90 provides a magnificent backdrop for a wide range of activities and events along its 50-mile corridor. A combination of rural simplicity, culture, and historic charm offers visitors an escape from the busy world. Stretching south from the Town of Montezuma along the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, the Route 90 Scenic Byway turns east in the Town of Genoa, and continues along through rolling, dramatic hills and farmland to the Village of Homer.Explore the wonders of the Route 90 Scenic Byway - you’ll discover unique shops, swimming and boating opportunities, wildlife and scenic views, hiking, and a region rich in history!
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge7000 acres of wetland that provides habitat for over 300 species of birds and wildlife.Route 5 and 20, between Auburn and Seneca Falls, 315-568-5987, www.fws.gov/r5mnwr
Long Point State ParkTwo boat launches, dock, picnic facilities, and swimming.Lake Rd., Off Rt. 90, Aurora, 315-497-0130, www.nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/
The History of Cayuga Lake
Carved by glaciers, Cayuga Lake is the longest and second deepest of the Finger Lakes, at 38.2 miles long and 435 feet deep at its deepest point. It reaches 53 feet below sea level, and along with Seneca Lake, it is among the deepest lakes in North America.
Want to read more? Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway has a volume of resources including SteamBoats, Places to Visit and a photo gallery.