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“Beautiful Lake” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles Lake
Skaneateles, NY
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Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Skaneateles
Activities: Fishing, Sailing
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Owner description: This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
Victor, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Skaneateles Lake is one of the gorgeous Finger Lakes of upstate New York. While all the lakes are very pretty this one boasts a top-notch village right on the lake. There is a great pier, many benches for sitting and taking in the view and great scenes from the road if you choose to drive around the lake which we did. Just a great place to visit.

Visited October 2013
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Katonah, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Judge Ben Wiles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went on the dinner cruise, great time, great food & service the views on shore were stunning,what great value

Visited September 2013
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“A beautiful lake with a very interesting history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I always enjoy visiting Skaneateles Lake and the downtown area. The scenic boat ride is a must. Next time you're on the Thruway just drop down to Route 20 for a few hours and visit this wonderful destination.

Visited August 2013
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McLean, Virginia
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“The quaintest of all the finger lakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The view is spectacular plus the village at the most northern end is the poshest in the best sense of any int he Finger Lakes. You can wander the streets to see a variety of older homes, some as B&B and others as residences. There is a old cruise boat with a mail run even. There is even a fantastic winery on the west side of the lake with a fabulous facility and spectacular lake views.

Visited October 2013
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Harborton, Virginia
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“Beautiful Mountain Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Skaneateles lake is in a non-qlitzy town with quaint shops, good restaurants, welcoming parks, friendly people, and an overall beautiful setting. We took a sight seeing cruise around the lake which was very enjoyable and where we learned all about the lake and many of its inhabitants and the beautiful houses that surround it. It is definitely worth taking and you get your money's worth out of the cruise.

Visited September 2013
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