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Cayuga Lake

Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #8 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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stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just a great place to relax and enjoy the various wineries, breweries & distilleries. Can visit the falls area also

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Salt Point, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Growing up, we had a cottage on Cayuga Lake. I haven't been back for years. It was great to be back! It hasn't changed; it's still beautiful! We participated in the event "Can you Canoe Cayuga?" by kayaking 18 miles along the west side of the lake, starting at Sheldrake Winery into Cass Park. The water still looks amazingly clean.... More

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Mahopac, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We a 2 hour tour boat ride on the lake. It is just beautiful and seems to go on forever. The boat ride was very pleasant and I recommend it.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We camped here for 4 nights in mid August. We arrived on Thursday and the park was very quiet. The tent sites were huge but lot of RV and trailers were in this area also (no hook-ups). Water, bathrooms were conveniently located and clean. By the w/e we could have done with more bathrooms, which were somewhat dated but functioned... More

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Endicott, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When its a nice sunny day outside the lake is the best spot to be. It's even better if you have a boat or jet ski to play on. The water is clean. It's so big it's almost like an ocean when the waves get going.

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Scott Township, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped at Cayuga Lake just to unwind one afternoon after returning our son to Ithaca College. It had recently rained and the fog was lifting from the lake. Perfect photo op. We stopped at the nearby Chamber of Commerce/visitors center and picked up a few brochures.

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Brownville, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The view is beautiful and there are wineries available to visit. We hope to again visit once the fall leaves start their process.

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Take some time out to to take the 45 minute hike to see the upper and lower falls. Easy hike pretty flat. Nice history placques

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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This area has it all. Great spot for outdoor activities (hiking, biking & paddling) & Ithaca is a great little city with an awesome farmers market and great restaurants.

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VA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Myers Park is a local park on the edge of Lake Cayuga about 2-5 miles north of Ithica. We went there to do some bird watching because several of the Cornell Ornithologists had submitted checklists on Ebird recently, and to rent kayaks from Paddle-N-More. Our goal was to kayak on a Finger Lake. Myers Park has pavilions, restrooms and plenty... More

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