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Skaneateles Lake

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Address: Skaneateles, NY
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This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.

This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.

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A beautiful place to visit in the summer or winter

Skaneateles lake is a wonderful place to visit, regardless of the season. We love coming here during the Dicken's Days Festival, right after Christmas. It's fun to stroll the town... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skaneateles lake is a wonderful place to visit, regardless of the season. We love coming here during the Dicken's Days Festival, right after Christmas. It's fun to stroll the town and shop/dine at the various establishments. You really can't go wrong (unless the weather is bad and you don't dress for the elements). Lots of fun, and the lake is... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's start with the lake. Beautiful view from Austin Park, crystal clear, one of the cleanest lakes in the world. The town has wonderful shops and restaurants and many events throughout the year (classic boat show, Dickens' Christmas, etc.) Great place for couples, families and friends.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Taking advantage of a beautiful warm November Day!! Lunch, then a stroll along the water front at the park. Clear, deep blue calm water with autumn reflections. Nature in all its majestic glory. Lovely benches positioned to take in the view. Special thank you to the village maintaining this park as well as it's visitors. Just one of our majestic... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We've visited all of them and they each have their good points. Skaneateles has it all. Amazingly clear water, and a charming town with lots of great places to eat and to stay. The historic Sherwood Inn and contemporary Packwood House are both good bets if you're staying in town. Mirbeau, just outside of town, looks like a little piece... More 

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This lake is awesome.......very beautiful. Some of the homes on this lake are gigantic and I can only imagine what one does in order to afford such places to live.......very nice to look at though.

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lake has been well maintained and has several wonderful places to sit and take in the view. Great place to take a picnic lunch. There are places where swimming is allowed and a nice pier to take a stroll. Well worth the visit!

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Elmira, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the smaller of the New York finger Lakes, this one has some of the best upscale class. Several good eateries in Skaneatles town and a very nice town pier and park.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We love the area and to walk about and enjoy the area. Recommend for a stop to enjoy the area and hit one of the restaurants.

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Thank The_Traveling_Ben
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were only here for a day, but enjoyed walking around town, having some lunch/dinner at local restaurants. We met so many great people who were residents and very proud of their town. WE know why - It is clean, beautiful, and friendly.

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nyCleveland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great place to spend the day walking shopping and great restaurants crystal clear lake awesome park and war memorial

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