Cayuga is a large community and country seat in Ontario. Cayuga is located at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 54, and along the Grand River. Cayuga was incorporated as a village in 1859 and is the location to the historic Court House, Jail and Museum. Being so close to the Grand allows fishing, recreational activities,and boating. They have boat ramps, gassing stations along the river and a riverside restuarant open during the summer months. Main Street has a "rural brick charm", and many of the older houses reflect Cayuga's prosperous past. Cayuga still very much retains it's small town character.
Landmarks/Things to do in Cayuga
A few landmarks are The Court House and The Underground House. The Court House is the oldest court house in Canada, and still used today. It was built between 1835 and 1836, and was expanded in1922. Another place of interest may be Ruthven Park. It is 1,500 acres and is a Canadian National Historic Site centered by The Thompson Mansion. It was a summer home for the Thompson family, who owned steamship lines on the Grand River. The house is open during the summer for tours.
Cayuga has become known for auto racing. Cayuga International Speedway is the oldest operating drag strip in Canada and the fastest high bank oval race track in Canada. It was orginally a runway for training British Commonwealth pilots in World War Two.
Cayuga is also known for producing NFL players. NFL players Marty McSorley and Ray Emery both grew up playing minor league hockey in Cayuga. Marty McSorley has played on many teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins, and got the nickname " Wayne Gretzky's Body Guard" while playing for the Edmonton Oilers. Ray Emery is currently the goalie for the Anaheim Ducks. The late Roy Edwards was also born and raised in Cayuga. He played for the Cayuga Seedmen and later starred in the NFL for the Detroit Red Wings.
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