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Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles, NY
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Relaxation surrounded by natural beauty!

Perfect get-a-way from NYC! Cooler temperatures, gorgeous lake for swimming and boating and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
EricaHD
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Skaneateles, New York
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One of the prettiest of the Finger Lakes!

This lake stretches out from downtown Skaneateles and is ringed by gentle hills and houses and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bi-coaster
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Florida
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This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“doug's fish fry” (16 reviews)
“quaint shops” (11 reviews)
“sherwood inn” (23 reviews)
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Skaneateles, NY
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"doug's fish fry"
in 16 reviews
"quaint shops"
in 11 reviews
"sherwood inn"
in 23 reviews
"boat cruise"
in 10 reviews
"water supply"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful town"
in 10 reviews
"dinner cruise"
in 19 reviews
"public access"
in 8 reviews
"clear water"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
in 18 reviews
"south end"
in 7 reviews
"long pier"
in 5 reviews
"west side"
in 9 reviews
"year round"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 5 reviews
"mail boat"
in 8 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect get-a-way from NYC! Cooler temperatures, gorgeous lake for swimming and boating and a charming village that is welcoming and warm!

Thank EricaHD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lake stretches out from downtown Skaneateles and is ringed by gentle hills and houses and cottages. You can stroll along the lakefront, take a lake cruise or just sit on one of the benches and enjoy the view. It is lovely to see any...More

3  Thank Bi-coaster
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a few minutes walking down the pier to get a nice view of Skaneateles. The water is a beautiful blue. You can relax while watching the boats come in and out.

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We were at the lake for dinner and walked out on the pier. The water was SO CLEAR that we could see hundreds of fish swimming around. Would like to go back a little later in the year when it is warmer.

1  Thank Dwaine S
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I spent two periods sitting by this lake a week ago. Both days were sunny. The water looks like something out of the Caribbean it is so clear!

Thank George S
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This lake is so pretty. It offers a great green area for sitting and watching the boats and paddle boats. The village of Skaneatlas offers a lot to do and see.

1  Thank donnadavidh2016
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

walking the pier or cruising on the dinner cruise....this a must do on your list. Cruise Skaneateles Lake and a delicious meal. A great experience.

Thank Pattiekake57
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Finally can say I have visited all the finger lakes. Beautiful Area, Great Resturants and shops. Beautiful.

Thank Parkerhouse3138
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

I am always astonished how clear the water is in Skaneateles Lake. The whole community and area reflect the fact that, as a major water supply, there is more care given to the area. Prosperous and friendly, laid back with a plethora of great restaurants,...More

Thank lakedude3794
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We spent a grey summer day exploring this historic town. Immaculately maintained Renaissance Revival homes line the streets off the main avenue, wonderful gardens, nice farmers market, enough shops, stores, casual restaurants and handmade ice cream parlors to keep anyone happily occupied for a day...More

Thank Elfma
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Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Skaneateles
Packwood House
69 reviews
.14 miles away
Sherwood Inn
286 reviews
.16 miles away
Skaneateles Suites Boutique Hotel
287 reviews
.23 miles away
Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles
529 reviews
.73 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Patisserie
223 reviews
.17 miles away
Rosalie's Cucina
385 reviews
.80 miles away
Skaneateles Bakery
244 reviews
.16 miles away
Gilda's
136 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Gallery 54
13 reviews
.11 miles away
John D. Barrow Art Gallery
11 reviews
.15 miles away
Mid-Lakes Navigation
275 reviews
.15 miles away
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sandybeach49
October 18, 2016|
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Response from askeydesign | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has answered the parking question. Sherwood Inn is nice for lunch also and you can sit on the porch and view the lake. They have a tavern menu also. I don't think the boats are running now, but check with them... More
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gmkbflo
September 18, 2016|
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Response from pat b | Reviewed this property |
i do not think u will find anything reasonable in town. Couple of places are on the way into town though and can be a 10 min walk at best/
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Kathy14450
July 12, 2016|
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Response from gzaborsky |
Most of the land on Skaneateles Lake is privately owned. There is a beautiful park right in town at the north end of the lake that would be great for a picnic. For a nice dinner, I recommend the Sherwood Inn or the Blue... More
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