|Geographic Location:||Cayuga is located on the banks of the Grand River between Caledonia and Port Maitland. It is a 20 minute drive from Lake Erie and 30 minutes south of Hamilton.|
|Historical facts:||The town was incorporated in 1859 as county seat for Haldimand County because of its central location. It is named after the Cayuga, one of the Six Nations of the Grand River Indians who were awarded land in the area for siding with the British in the American Revolution.As the county seat, it is the location of the Court House, jail and a museum. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, public hangings were held in the court yard and the prisoners buried on site.In 1939, Helen Alice Kinnear, the first woman Superior Court judge in the British Empire was appointed to sit in Cayuga.|
|Events/Points of Interest:||The communityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest annual event is JulyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s CayugaFest. This exciting family event is staged by several local service clubs and offers live entertainment, a parade, crafts, kidsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ activities and much more.Cayuga has become known for auto racing with the oldest continually operating drag strip in Canada and the fastest high bank oval race track in Canada, located just outside of town. Cayuga International Speedway is a 5/8 – mile oval auto racing track, which recently underwent major renovations. The drag strip was originally a runway built for training British Commonwealth pilots during the Second World War.
Just north of Cayuga is Ruthven Park. This 1,500 acre (6 kmÃ‚Â²) Canadian National Historic Site is centered by the Thompson Mansion, which was the summer home of the Thompson family. The Thompson Family owned the steamship lines on the Grand River when it was a commercial route. It is a magnificent Greek Revival style mansion, open for tours during the summer.
Cayuga Golf Club is a public 18 – hole golf course located 5 km west of Cayuga.
Sources: Wikipedia and County of Haldimand websites