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Cayuga Lake

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Address: Ithaca, NY
Phone Number: 6072733440
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One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for...

One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.

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Nice walk and swim

We did a short walk from the parking lot in the Taughannock gorge to the fall, even with the poor amount of water (the year before it was 10 times more) it was impressive. Latter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did a short walk from the parking lot in the Taughannock gorge to the fall, even with the poor amount of water (the year before it was 10 times more) it was impressive. Latter we enjoyed swimming in the Cayga Lake, great day!

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to Ithaca is complete without taking in a view of the lake. It is so different from every angle. The view is especially spectacular from the Cornell campus or the top floor of the Johnson Art Museum.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cayuga lake is beautiful year round. It's great to just go for a boat ride to dinner or go out fishing. Waterskiing, kite and sail boarding are excellent. Also kayaking and stand up paddling are fun! You can take a relaxing trip around the lake looking ar fall foliage. The south end has a wonderful college town, Ithaca which is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a peaceful awakening at this site. There was no water flowing or waterfall as the town was in a state of drought. However, the gorge was beautiful, birds gliding, vast space memorable.... I will visit again. It touched me.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the day circling the lake, but preferred Seneca Lake which offers much more to offer. Like the other lakes there were dead fish and lot of algae in the lake. Didn't even let the dog go in.Gross.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends and family. Loved the day out. A simple picnic on the park benches and a dip in the lake, in the area ear marked for swimming which is nice and clean

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like all lakes :) This was was nice too. We kind of drove around it and then went to a State park.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views from Stewart Park (near Visitors Center). Free parking and access. Great views on the lake! A lot of benches in the shade along the waterfront. Great place to walk, run or have lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw this lake both in Geneva and Watkins Lake, pretty lake. Relatively built-up communities, but with a lot to offer. We did not stay a lot, but very impressive how the building up is done to preserve the views. I remember driving in Geneva and just seeing the awesome views along the highway. Actual - Aug 2015

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, many of the pictures shown on this page are actually for Taughannock Falls at Taughannock Falls State Park (the state park also has access to the lake, though). That park is along the lake, but not the same as Cayuga Lake. Cayuga Lake is the lake that Ithaca is location on. It's lovely. I really enjoyed Taughannock... More 

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