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Cayuga Lake

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Address: Ithaca, NY
Phone Number: 6072733440
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One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for...

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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Great Area

Great area to visit. The Hilton is well located if you are staying on the South end of the lake. The lake is 40 miles long, nearly 100 miles around so it's hard to mention... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area to visit. The Hilton is well located if you are staying on the South end of the lake. The lake is 40 miles long, nearly 100 miles around so it's hard to mention specific things to enjoy, because you could spend a month visiting the many areas all around the lake. Aurora and Ithaca are two of our... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cayuga Lake is great, but difficult to publicly access. Best spots are Stewart Park, Taughanock Falls, or Myers Point (Lansing). Rent canoes or kayaks at Taughanock Falls St Pk or Puddledockers in Ithaca. Good swimming at Taughanock Falls St. Pk. (Photo on TripAdvisor as of Jan. 27, 2016 is not Cayuaga Lake but Taughanock Falls, about 3/4 mile from the... More 

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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see here. You can view from this lookout, or go down by the lake and walk in to be closer. In my younger days I stood right under the falls, but that was then and this is now. The whole area is worth the trip.

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Mackay, Australia
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby, and we participated in the first hike of the year, to the falls. At registration we were given a beanie and a chap stick and a warm drink - thankyou! The guides were friendly and informative. The walk was well-attended, lots of adults, small children and dogs. the falls were spectacular and a group photo was... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful, quiet, memorable. This beautiful waterfall can be viewed from the top, the bottom, or straight on, as in the photo. Stand to the side when taking a photo so one can see how tall it is. Actually taller than Niagara Falls, but not as wide, obviously. Grab a picnic lunch from one of the many fastfood places nearby on... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

It is such a great view to see all the falls in this area, very breath taking and is such a great day to just take in , we really enjoyed our visit to upper new York, so much to see and do, look forward to going back , because we know we didn't see it all.

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Grand Rapids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a beautiful lake, beautiful area with so much to do. Wineries, waterfalls, scenic views, great hiking. We stayed in Ithaca, and hiked Buttermilk Falls State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Ithaca Waterfalls, and did wine tasting on the wine trail. Stayed in an airbnb right on Cayuga Lake. Great sunrise in the morning!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We drove along the lake and stopped to see the waterfall. Very impressive and not crowded at all when we went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I've lived near the Lake for over forty years and still marvel at its serenity. Great for birds - osprey, snow geese in migration, and Canada Geese (too many!).

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Newfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Alot of fun for boating,swimming and alot of other water sports.Beautiful views from the water.Great restaurants also.

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