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Cayuga Lake

Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #9 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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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 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Brighton, MI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a nice grassy site close to the bathrooms and enjoyed our stay till nightfall. I was really looking forward to nature sounds to fall asleep to. All you can hear is the traffic on the major highway that runs alongside this campground. Something to consider if you are looking to get away from it all for the weekend.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband just did a triathlon here on Saturday. The lake is beautiful. We enjoyed a walk to the falls, and took kayaks out on the lake. The park is a great place to spend the day.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent two days on the lake, spending the night at the Driftwood Inn on the west side of the lake. Cayuga is a big lake - 38 or so miles long, up to 5 miles wide, and roughly 400' deep. If you are planning on boating on this lake make sure 1. You check the weather. If the wind... More

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Suffolk, UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We enjoyed gentle walk up to Taughannock falls, we all walked up the river bed. Excellent views of falls, kids really enjoyed the trek. Then back down to lakes edge for sun bathing and a swim in a well supervised area. Kids all swam out to diving platform, approximately 100 yards, and spent happy hour or so diving off the... More

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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
9 helpful votes 9 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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