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Our first experience with Harvest Hosts was a stay at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery. My initial impression was very positive. There were a couple of RV’s already there and the camping location had a spectacu

lar view of Cayuga Lake. Visitors are directed to a vintage barn, which serves as a one stop welcome center, gift shop and wine tasting bar! Our greeter was a pleasant young woman and recent college grad. In addition to knowing her wines, she was also a service dog trainer and introduced us to her current student – a beautiful and well-trained Golden Lab

The owner, Tom, has operated this Vinyard for the past 30 years. He made it a point to come over to meet and chat with us, while we were bellied up to the bar.  He even suggested the best location to set up camp. My wife & I each sampled 4 wines. I am by no means a wine connoisseur, but I know what I like. Some suited my taste more-so than others, which is to be expected. If you find yourself in the Finger Lakes and are having trouble deciding which Wineries to check out, I encourage you to add Cayuga Ridge to your list – you won’t be disappointed.

Some Local things to do

Here are some suggestions for things to do in Ovid:

  1. Visit the Finger Lakes Wine Country, where you can taste a variety of wines from local wineries and visit beautiful vineyards.
  2. Explore the Seneca Lake State Park, which offers hiking trails, boating, fishing, and picnicking.
  3. Visit the Willard Memorial Chapel, a beautiful Victorian-era chapel that features stained glass windows, intricate woodwork, and a functioning pipe organ.
  4. Shop and dine in downtown Ovid, where you will find a variety of unique shops, restaurants, and galleries.
  5. Play a round of golf at the Ovid Country Club, a beautiful 9-hole course that offers a challenging layout and stunning views of Seneca Lake.
  6. Visit the Ovid Public Library, which offers a variety of programs, events, and resources for residents and visitors.
  7. Attend an event at the Ovid-Elsie Central School District Athletic Field, which hosts a variety of sports and community events throughout the year.

Overall, there are many interesting and exciting things to do in Ovid, NY, offering something for everyone to enjoy.