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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Really enjoyed this area over the recent July 4th weekend. Stayed at the Taughannock Farms Inn, which allowed great opportunities to visit the park area near the lake shore, where there was a lot of picnicking, fishing, boating, kayaking, and just laying out and taking in the great weather we had during those days. Not sure if there were a... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Attended a wedding at the state park in Trumansburg. Saw the great falls in the park (the highest east of the Rockys). Wedding was right on the water with the reception in a stone building in the park. Would definitely like to spend more time here. Wineries close by.

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Aldie, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While a student at Cornell I barely got off campus. What a mistake. The area is beautiful. So much to do. We came here to see Cornell and today is day 3 and we haven't been to campus yet. So much to see and do. Yesterday we ate bagels on the deck overlooking the lake, hiked, picniced, went to 3... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lakes are the largest fresh water lakes and known for fishing and other water sports. Last twenty years wine yards and winery in the area has made this place for wine testing and golfing attraction. There are lots of B&B places aswell as great way to spend vacation testing wines in the wineries around the lakes.... More

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. Lots of boating and fishing is available. Take in the breezes and enjoy putting your feet in the water. I bet it will get warmer soon!

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Tullamore, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We didn't visit the whole lake. There's a pleasant beach quite near the Taughannock Falls. We went there a couple of times while camping at Robert Treman park. There were lifeguards there, and a swimming area, also you could swim out to a floating diving area, also manned by lifeguards. A bit of a sandy beach, which was pleasant, but... More

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Ithaca, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Explore its length and different points, including the gorge link to Taughannock Falls. There is a boat cruise on offer too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews 203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I went from Syracuse to Ithaca to Elmira this last May to see the Finger Lakes and saw this one amongst others. This Lake and Seneca Lake are probably the Finger Lakes one should see the most, they are the longest two and give the best overall feel of the area. Going to Ithaca from Auburn was nice especially in... More

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