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Skaneateles Lake

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

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Gorgeous lake, charming shops and nice restaurants. Took a boat ride past all the gorgeous estates and smaller homes. Want to go back and explore some more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous lake, charming shops and nice restaurants. Took a boat ride past all the gorgeous estates and smaller homes. Want to go back and explore some more.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We walked around downtown Skaneateles (it tries too hard to be hip, in my opinion) and sat in the park after lunch, just looking at the lake. Very serene and relaxing. Great antidote to all the tourists in town.

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Buffalo, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We were so happy to discover this immaculate Lake and park area two hours away from our Buffalo home ! Skaneateles Lake offers safe, life guarded beach access with rope off area and rafts for swimming. The water is so clear you can see to the bottom of lake. The long pier is a great walk. We saw two antique... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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161 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful lake surrounded by rolling hills. Enjoy a day of fishing, swimming or touring. It is well worth the stop.

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Conshohocken
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82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Walked out on the boat ramp. Water is clear that you can see the bottom. I heard it is their drinking water. There is a roped off area where you can swim and there is a life guard. Many boats are docked along the board walk. Very peaceful. Very pretty.

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Ithaca, New York
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Pretty - lots of lakes in the Finger lake region and they all are quite similar. Some smaller, some larger. This lake is medium in size with a nice city at one end to do things. Lake cruises, park at the end to watch the lake.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

So beautiful and peaceful. Great place to spend the day. Bring a blanket and swimwear. Sneakers to enjoy the tiwn. It's a lovely place for couples. We enjoyed it very much and plan on returning.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

we had a day trip here and the time just flew away the scenery is beautiful with good choice of restaurants, some local products and of course shopping

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been going to this lake every summer since was born. The water is crystal clear even way out. The town has become very upscale over the past couple decades but it still has some of the old charm when you look past the pricey newer shops. Very peaceful lake and wonderful for swimming and boating. Wine country and outlets... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Up scale and up-state are not generally synonymous :) but Skaneateles is just that. Beautiful lake, good food, and a cute little town. Nice and relaxing spot for a vacation whether for shopping or boating or visiting wineries, Skaneateles is worth a visit.

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