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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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Saw both tips and a lot in between

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From Montezuma Wildlife Refuge to Cass Park, Cayuga is the crown jewel of Finger Lakes. Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and, above all, swimming. Nothing could be better for body or soul. Except perhaps if motor boats--and especially jet skis--could be banned!

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ithaca, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In Ithaca Stewart Park at the southern end is lovely for picnics and the start of the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. Don't miss Taughannock Falls about 9 miles north on the west shore. Charming Village of Aurora about 20 miles north on east shore. Lots of wineries especially on west side but a few on the east side too. A drive... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying on lake Seneca. Took a drive over to Caguga lake. We hiked the trail down to Taughannock falls. Nice hiking trail. Falls had a little water but it was still a fun thing to do. We stopped in town for ice cream. We love the finger lake and will be back.

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Dania Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We packed our lunch in the farmer's market and stopped at the lake next to Taughannock falls. was beautiful, fun for our girls and ourselves to relax. We did the trail was a great walk. Also with toddlers...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Cayuga is beautiful. If you're driving around it, going to the local wineries, or spending time on the lake itself, you won't regret visiting. This lake is amazing. I recently spent last Sunday windsurfing on the lake, which I highly recommend to locals! It was so much fun and beautiful to be out on the clean waters. Stay to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We drove down the western shore of Cayuga Lake on our way to Ithaca. The views were beautiful, and the small communities and wineries along the way we're so charming.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place close to nature and provides you a great view during sunset. There is a bit of boating and kayaking available but we were not fortunate enough. Clean and green environment great for family outing specially the evenings.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We had a picnic lunch here off a quieter lot away from the beach, I think technically within Taughannock SP. Not too busy, restrooms nearby, and a pretty view. Then we went down to the beach. It was hot and the water was a balmy 76 degrees. There wasn’t much of a beach here. Really more of a muddy sand,... More 

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