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Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles, NY
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Skaneateles
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Sailing
Description: This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Greetings. I recently visited Skaneateles Lake with my friend and TripAdvisor writer Billy C. , his wife and my wonderful girlfriend. After visiting some of the other Finger Lakes, we were very excited to see the crystal clear waters of Skaneateles, and indeed they are! A couple of quick notes about what you can and can't do there: we were... More

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nj
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

this was a gorgeous place to visit. We took a boat tour which was about 45 mins. Such a nice and clean place to visit. We cannot wait to go back again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Except for some touristy type shopping, there really isn't much to do here. The restaurants are marginal at best and unless you want to eat pasta, pizza the food choices leave much to be desired. Save your money and time and go somewhere else.

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Lido Beach, NY
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153 reviews 153 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The life, culture, and history of the town are in, on, and around this lake. From the beautiful and huge summer homes, to the gazebo, to the public swimming beach, classic boat shows, concerts, benches, grassy areas for lounging on, and great views to the southern end!

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Syracuse, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Each summer season the village host a classic boat show with beautiful turn of the last century personal lake boats. The lake is pristine blue. I not kidding. Beautiful to boat on or just sit on the bench or blanket and enjoy. The small park is small, but it is very well cared for. Also there are boat excursions daily... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This lake offers amazing views, terrific dining experiences and stellar shopping. The geography is the best that Central NY can offer. A great destination for a long weekend.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Water was so clear you could see the fish swimming along 4-5' down. Kids could swim safely with lifeguards watching; lots of benches, grass & shade around the lake.

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Kiawah Island, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Skaneateles Lake and Village are two of the best stops to make in the Finger Lakes region. The lake is tranquil and crystal clear and the Village is quaint with local shops and restaurants and not the chains that can be found everywhere. Many great wineries are only a short drive from the Village.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beautiful , pristine clear water. A public dock so you can dock and go into town for a bite to est. There is a donation box the town has set up. They suggest a $3 donation for using the dick.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Quaint town but very upscale and if you love the water like we do, you will not find anywhere to experience the lake unless you rent or bring a boat or swim in a very, very small swimming area. Maybe we are spoiled since where we live in the upstate of SC, you can swim in a multitude of lakes... More

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