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Address: Skaneateles, NY
Activities: Fishing, Sailing
Description: This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.

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Crystal clear and cold!!

What a beautiful lake in western NY. We were lucky enough to get out on the water for a day and experience the whole lake north to south. Cliffs on the east side are amazing as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
John_cocktoasten
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful lake in western NY. We were lucky enough to get out on the water for a day and experience the whole lake north to south. Cliffs on the east side are amazing as well as the little lake camps that dot the landscape. So much to see, well worth the stop

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CT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nice to walk or sit by this lake right with beautiful views. Next to great shops and restaurants. A great day trip a half hour outside of Syracuse.

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Syracuse, New York, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The village has unique shops. Many great restaurants . Views of yhe lake from the nearby hills...spectacular.

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Zhuhai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Summer probably best at this cleanest lake in the country. Great places around the lake to eat and drink. Fun shops, small private owned businesses.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Skaneatales Lake is breathtaking no matter what the season. The village has many wonderful shops, restaurants, and bakeries that provide for a lovely get-away for a day or a weekend.

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Rochester, New York
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1,713 reviews 1,713 reviews
501 attraction reviews
566 helpful votes 566 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was our third trip down to the Charles Dickens Festival in Skaneateles, and it was another fun and magical experience. The lake itself is so beautiful, even in winter, and the entire town turns out for this reenactment of an 1800s English weekend. There is so much to see and do, shopping through the quaint little stores where even... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

What a great community atmosphere that happily engaged tourists. Such pleasant shopkeepers, restaurants, gift shops and a fabulous olive oil & vinegar , herb shop that treated us like family. Awesome lakeside community that warmly engaged guests everywhere we went!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A gorgeous lake, cute shops and cafes and now with the fabulous Krebs for dinner and one of the best spas in NYS- Mirbeau and you have all the makings of a wonderful weekend or midweek get-away.

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Waldo, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed at a B&B just outside of town one night. We were able to park and walk along part of the lakehead. Classic resort town, boutique shops, a small park at water's edge, and a pedestrian pier extending out into the lake. Good spot for pictures, including selfies.

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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a wonderful place! Beautiful lake, variety of adorable shops from antiques to Talbot's to '300 shoes", Sherwood Inn (Awesome Prime Rib and impeccable service). The best little bakery on Jordan st. (try the coconut doughnuts and breakfast sandwiches!). Mirbeau Spa and so much more. We were there Nov 1- Nov 2nd and we will be back!

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