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One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
Ithaca, NY
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All reviews west side southern end wine trail taughannock falls state park beautiful area easy hike worth the trip both sides new york beautiful scenery few hours boating shore wineries cayuga parks aurora
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cayuga Lake is the longest pf the eleven Finger Lakes covering about 40 miles north to south. Southern end is Ithaca, NY home to Cornell University, an Ivy League member. The lake features boating and swimming opportunities from various beaches and marinas and there are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chris k
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This is an awesome excursion. We did it in a long weekend, but you really need much more time. Wineries and waterfalls are everywhere. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Discover694342
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Free and easy parking leads to a short, light hike on a non-paved trail to a glorious Taughannock waterfall. Its size and accessibility make it it more comprehensible than its larger cousins. Lake access and picknit area is across the road with a concession stand...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert H
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Drove down the west side. Visited a really good hard cider place, Cider House. Ate a a cool little diner down towards Ithaca over looking the lake. Really cool waterfalls also.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TODD R
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Upstate New York is a beautiful place and full of lovely vistas like Cayuga Lake. If you haven't been for a while, its worth a revisit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MMR48
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Gorgeous scenery/views, wineries, breweries, restaurants, state parks, shopping. What more could you ask for?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The area at the lake is phenomenal. Beautiful scenery, great place to walk/hike. Must stop if you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stugordon51
Reviewed November 10, 2018

It was a very nice ride out to Cayuga Lake. We had good weather and were able to walk to the falls and take some pictures. There was plenty of parking but I am not sure this is true during the busy summer season. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This falls is beautiful. It was the most spectacular of the seven falls we saw in one day. It is worth the stop to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

I think that the Cayuga lake is prettier than Seneca Lake, and that the hills around Cayuga afford better views. If I had only so much time, I would select Cayuga lake and the Cayuga wine trail.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Aiptasia | Reviewed this property |
The state parks are the best option for family friendly activities. I'd recommend going to either buttermilk falls or Robert Tremen State Park for waterfall watering holes. Toughannok has a flat creek bed that you and your... More
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June 25, 2018|
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Response from Aiptasia | Reviewed this property |
Pets on a leash are allowed in state parks. Curb your pets poops and you'll be fine.
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June 25, 2018|
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Response from Willof72 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely they are allowed! Life is better with a dog! 😊