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Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles, NY
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Skaneateles
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Sailing
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Owner description: This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Rockville Centre, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The water of the lake is crystal clear and very beautiful. The town has nice benches to sit and admire it as well as a long pier that stretches out into the lake.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Sooo pretty, the houses around the lake are glorious! There is a walk way into the lake and it was surrounded by autumn scenery. Just amazing.

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Syracuse, NY
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I go here often: right on Route 20, Genesee Street, between Syracuse and Auburn. Lots of shops to visit, places to eat, boat rides to take during summer weather, museums to see and at Christmas, A Dickins of a Christmas to see all decorated, and the story characters come to life to interact with you. So, this is a great... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful lake with lots of nice shops in the town, as well as an awesome bakery that makes the best coffee drinks. Photo opportunities and Patchwork Plus Quilt and Yarn shop only 5 miles east. Boat cruises are offered on the lake

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A quaint town filled with wonderful small shops and restaurants. Beautiful lake, friendly people. Perfect for strolling, cycling, fishing, boating, shopping, dining. Good for a day trip, romantic getaway or family outing.

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Skaneateles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I live 3 miles from the lake, but walk my dogs through the village often because the lake is so beautiful. The water can be chilly in the summer for swimming, but the lake itself is beautiful; wild waves one day, a sheet of glass the next. Fun to walk on in the winter if it freezes over.n walking to... More

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