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Cayuga Lake

Ithaca, NY
+1 607-273-3440
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Cayuga Lake

This is the largest of the Finger Lakes. There is boating, fishing & swimming in the parks. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trumansburg, New York

Amazing waterfalls, awesome hikes with fantastic views! we kayaked to the canal that connected... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stewart park” (13 reviews)
“west side” (9 reviews)
“southern end” (3 reviews)
Ithaca, NY
+1 607-273-3440
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the largest of the Finger Lakes. There is boating, fishing & swimming in the parks. There are 3 State Parks along the shores and wonderful waterfalls just a few miles from the Lake. I live between the Seneca and Cayuga Lakes and we...More

Thank merlinsmom1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing waterfalls, awesome hikes with fantastic views! we kayaked to the canal that connected to the lake. We saw fireworks over Cayouga Lake Fourth of July weekend beautiful place definitely visit again

Thank hiker994
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the tallest waterfall in the northeast and it was a level, flat easy walk to see it. A lot of shade also great on a warm day. The next day we drove to the lot overlooking the waterfall, what a beautiful view. Free...More

Thank clmorse1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is within minutes driving distance of central Ithaca The drive along Cayuga lake is very scenic. We also spent time at Taughonock state park and Stewart park alongside the lake. Both parks were excellent for kids.

Thank vsnyc2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the wine trail which skirted the lake in many area. Its a lovely area to visit. This lake is huge with plenty of attractions! Nice easy drive!

Thank s w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scenic drive is not very scenic due to the trees block the views. A must see is the waterfalls. Easy flat hike.

Thank stac m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the short hike to the Taughannock Falls! It was an amazing sight to see. We stayed in the park for the weekend and liked the availability of the electric sites. The proximity to Watkins Glen and other attractions was nice! Overall a great...More

Thank brookeann521
Reviewed 15 June 2017

On a tour of the Finger Lakes we discovered this beauty. We had no idea that it was there and were so glad we took the time to see it. It is a beautiful spot for anyone to see especially to have engagement/wedding pictures taken...More

Thank ShantyBabe
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Lake Cayuga is a large lake with Ithace at the base and Auburn at the north end. There are 17 wineries near us and they are starting to generate some good wines although their Chardonnays are still too sweet for me. The lake is 40...More

1  Thank boliver68
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What a great discovery. Due to weather we skipped our trip along Lake Ontario and ventured on the shores of Lake Cayuga. From wineries, to creameries, to gorges, there is plenty to keep everyone in the family interested. We arrive before the season as everything...More

Thank andyfrelick
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Shumi C
27 June 2017|
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Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
If you're headed to T falls lower walk, it is a stretch (1/2 mile?) of uneven ground so it could be difficult. You may view it from above at the overlook at a separate parking lot - not as close but pretty. Restrooms are... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from realdruck | Reviewed this property |
East Shore Park about a half mile north of Stewart Park (southern end of lake) Taughannock I think has no lifeguard after labor day but I think you can still swim there