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Cayuga Lake

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Address: Ithaca, NY
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Swimming
Description: 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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Beautiful Area

There is much to see and do all around Cayuga Lake. Drive along leisurely and stop wherever strikes your fancy. There are restaurants, wineries, shops, cruises, etc. An abundance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Milford, New Jersey
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Milford, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There is much to see and do all around Cayuga Lake. Drive along leisurely and stop wherever strikes your fancy. There are restaurants, wineries, shops, cruises, etc. An abundance of natural beauty.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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141 reviews 141 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went there in September during a lovely spell of weather. Had a BBQ at one of the grills provided on the grass just about 20 yards from the shore. Boats and water skiers out on the water making it a great late summer scene. Spent 4 hours relaxing and sunbathing and reading my book while enjoying a couple of... More 

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GRAND ISLAND
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626 reviews 626 reviews
250 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

it's like a two and a half hour roundtrip up and down the lake from Ithaca with many, many fine vantages, little wineries, et al... make it three, in fact, slow down and have a good time... Ithaca is the leaswt of its attraction

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Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Was there this past saturday. Beautiful place this is, but it happened to be in the 30s and had a mist coming off the lake. With all that said, it let to a disappointing view of the lake. I must say though. I went and visited Aurora New York. It was absolutely beautiful and a must see. Went and did... More 

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Barton, New York USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Delightful and educational. Narrated geological information as well as folklore and local highlights proved highly interesting. Crew was helpful and accommodating. All in all, a delightful experience.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The whole Finger Lakes area is beautiful. We've recently moved to the area so there is much more to explore. Only scratched the surface.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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342 reviews 342 reviews
43 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One of the many beautiful lakes in upper New York. Just some incredible sights and worth the ride. During the fall the change of the leaves is fabulous On a crisp day you can see all over for miles

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New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lovely scenery, and if you're in luck, you get to see the Cornell crew team at work. We were lucky enough to see many of the crew team and other colleges competing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

we visited on Labor Day with little children, and really appreciated the fact that most public beaches have awesome playgrounds. the kids had lots of fun playing with the stones on the beach, and then were running non-stop at the playground. I wish there were more areas like these, where everyone can have fun: adults can enjoy the view of... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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134 reviews 134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you like a romantic walking or spend your time with friends, bicycles, running, ecc. take an hour of your time and go around the lake. This is best time to rest in m y opinion and in Ithaca

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