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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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This lake offers a lot of recreational opportunities. The state parks along the lake are beautiful. Much to see and do at all angles of the lake and surrounding areas. Hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, camping, bird watching, sight-seeing and wine tasting, just to name a few!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is my favorite lake in the world. Not overfished or overcrowded. The water is clean and pure. So many beautiful things to do and see. I almost hate to let anyone else know how great is is but....well it's my favorite place in the world for a reason.

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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Beautiful and a must see if you have a boat, especially by water! A well worth outing putting in at Cass Park and doing the entire lake by boating. The lake, cottages, homes are spectacular. A well worth weekend for boaters of all kinds. Remember it is one of the Finger Lakes! The longest!

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East Greenbush, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Always picturesque throughout the seasons...many different wildlife and riverscapes to behold. A true classic of Ithaca, NY

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Spencer
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I'm not a boating or swimming enthusiast so what can I say. You have to like cold water because the lake doesn't warm up until into July.

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Ajax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Cayuga Lake and really loved taking in the waterfall and overall park. Definitely worth seeing if you are in Ithaca.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Beautiful just so beautiful. Amazing view. Time stood still. A must see must go place in Ithaca. You won't regret it.

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Lansing
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you have an hour.... park at the upper falls parking lot and hike the rim trail around the gorge. If you are not up for a challenging hike you can hike a nice flat hike in from the parking lot located at the base of the falls. This path is flat and paved. Most spectacular in the fall when... More

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've lived in this area all my life and I'm still in aw every time I visit Taughannock Falls located on the west side of Cayuga Lake. The Native Americans named it "great falls in the woods" for a good reason. No matter what time of the year you visit, you'll be treated to a breath taking view of the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Nice villages, particularly Aurora, good wine trails, particularly nice hotels (Aurora Inn and it's mansions) , excellent colleges, near other Finger Lake and their facilities Such as Geneva on the Lake. Wonderful relaxing area.

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