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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cayuga Lake is gorgeous with trees and hills surrounding it. There is a bunch to do around the area (hiking, kayaking, canoeing, etc.). I recommend visiting even if you only have a few hours!

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Ithaca, New York
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183 reviews 183 reviews
44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not sure how to review a lake.. However, it is a big lake with lots to do in and around Ithaca and other towns that surround the lake. You can take boat rides or rent a kayak. There are a few nice places to eat on the lake. If it is windy, the lake can get very rough so be... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Enjoyed driving up the west side of Cayuga Lake, beautiful views, lots of wineries and waterfalls to visit. Good photo opportunities

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went in early October, so the foliage around the lake was especially beautiful. My brother was fishing there for several days and caught nothing, but I'm not sure he can blame the lake for that!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The lake provides beautiful scenery and seems to have plenty of water sports facilities (we are not really into this) Spent a few hours by the park on the lake that was quite enjoyable to the children.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A long, deep wet lake that is not overbuilt. Rent a kayak and enjoy it. WHy do I need to say so much? what is the 50 character thing? Siskel and Ebert did fine with a simple thumbs up/sdown

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stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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