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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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Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We love the Finger Lakes area, all the old, well kept homes and lovely gardens. We only stayed one night but would love to go back. We ate at Blue Water Grill and were very pleased with the food, service and price.

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Osprey, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Beautiful view of the lake as well as the scenery/mountains. The homes are outstanding, the village is darling

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

For a lake that is pictuesque, clean, and clear, you must visit Skaneateles. Two beautiful parks in which to find a bench to enjoy the view or read a book. A quaint village to shoppe and enjoy a meal at several eateries. The mailboat cruises are an interesting way to view the beautiful lake's mansions, cottages, and camps while learning... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

beautiful and scenic, the downtown stores had a lot of personality, and the owner/operators were friendly

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Loved our trip to Skaneateles. The lake is beautiful, crystal clear blue water. It's very cold, even in August, but my kids didn't seem to mind. We took a boat ride around the lake. The owners of the boat threw out a tow line, and some of the kids went tubing. It was a great time. We enjoyed walking around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we took the site seeing cruise from skaneateles, very beautiful, clean lake, the boat was clean friendly staff and very informative, had a great time

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Henrietta, New York
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent several hours kayaking on this beautiful lake on Friday, August 29th. We accessed the lake at the D.E.C. boat launch on the west side, easy and clean. There are many pleasant cottages to see, and we paddled about 5 miles along the shore. On the way back we were paddling toward the middle of the lake. Surprisingly, there... More

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New Delhi
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38 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am told that this is one of the cleanest lakes in the world with drinkable water. The lake is quite large and there are scores of Bars , and restaurants and lovely old hotels dotted around it. This was the 2nd wedding that I have attended on her Bnaks and am always struck by itsbeauty

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I can't ever remember seeing such incredibly clear lake water! We were in town just for a day but we did spend a short while on the lake. the town is quaint and yes, very touristy. So maybe skip town and spend time enjoying this beautiful lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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