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Cayuga Lake

Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Swimming
Description: One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The lake was beautiful when we visited. Nice and clear at Taughannock Park. Admission one day gets you into all the state parks in the area the same day. You can take the trail up to the falls and swim in the lake and use the playground by the lake and then head to Buttermilk Falls and Robert Treman Park.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I grew up in this area and Cayuga Lake has always been a special place for my family. The area has so much to offer with their parks, waterfalls, wineries, Ithaca College Cornell, boating etc.

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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a beautiful Lake and filled with Vineyard after Vineyard! We really enjoyed driving the scenic roads and stopping at all the wineries along the way.

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Really enjoyed this area over the recent July 4th weekend. Stayed at the Taughannock Farms Inn, which allowed great opportunities to visit the park area near the lake shore, where there was a lot of picnicking, fishing, boating, kayaking, and just laying out and taking in the great weather we had during those days. Not sure if there were a... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Attended a wedding at the state park in Trumansburg. Saw the great falls in the park (the highest east of the Rockys). Wedding was right on the water with the reception in a stone building in the park. Would definitely like to spend more time here. Wineries close by.

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Aldie, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While a student at Cornell I barely got off campus. What a mistake. The area is beautiful. So much to do. We came here to see Cornell and today is day 3 and we haven't been to campus yet. So much to see and do. Yesterday we ate bagels on the deck overlooking the lake, hiked, picniced, went to 3... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lakes are the largest fresh water lakes and known for fishing and other water sports. Last twenty years wine yards and winery in the area has made this place for wine testing and golfing attraction. There are lots of B&B places aswell as great way to spend vacation testing wines in the wineries around the lakes.... More

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. Lots of boating and fishing is available. Take in the breezes and enjoy putting your feet in the water. I bet it will get warmer soon!

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Tullamore, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We didn't visit the whole lake. There's a pleasant beach quite near the Taughannock Falls. We went there a couple of times while camping at Robert Treman park. There were lifeguards there, and a swimming area, also you could swim out to a floating diving area, also manned by lifeguards. A bit of a sandy beach, which was pleasant, but... More

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Ithaca, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Explore its length and different points, including the gorge link to Taughannock Falls. There is a boat cruise on offer too.

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