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Skaneateles Lake

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Address: Skaneateles, NY
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This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.

This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.

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Lovely lakeside town in the summer

This quaint lake side town was a pleasant visit on a summers Sunday afternoon. The well kept gardens around the lake and the classic picket fenced houses along the high street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bizzyboy1960
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This quaint lake side town was a pleasant visit on a summers Sunday afternoon. The well kept gardens around the lake and the classic picket fenced houses along the high street enhances the appeal of the town. There was a great band concert on the lawn of one of the houses. Well worth a divert.

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kenmore ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

just perfect for anytime viewing. Some boats and docks for scenic boat tours too. Small beach area that has admission cost for non residents.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have spent several years here with family and continue to be mesmerized by the beauty of this spot. This is such a beautiful town with lovely stores and great restaurants!

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WesternMass.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is so beautiful, but there is only one tiny public beach (and using the word beach is a stretch), and it has no sand, just steps into the water. The town is filled with rich people and their fancy houses line the shore. For us regular folks, all we can do is look at the houses! Sad that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Skaneateles, but had not been back in years. It is even more beautiful than I remembered.The town has turned into a tourist destination, but it has been done very well. This is truly a place worth visiting!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful CLEAN lake......it's a very active lake with boats ,fishing and plenty of of lakeside homes and summer camps. It's amazing that this all goes on and is also the drinking supply for Ithaca.....my husband swam in Lake and said it was fabulous...

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a crystal clear lake surrounded by beautiful homes and a very quaint town. Well worth a trip to see. Try the boat tour. The entire area is just gorgeous.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful lakes in the eastern United States. Crystal-clear waters, distant views of rolling hills and beautiful waterfront homes. The downtown area of Skaneateles which borders the lake is well thought out and cared for. Lots of unique shops and restaurants to explore.

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Thank David C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've read many wonderful reviews about this beautiful serene Lake BUT... I'm really looking for that AND swimming in a Lake for our 2 day trip? Is that even an option here? Please let me know my best girlfriend and I are in need of a last minute getaway for tomorrow August 11th!!!!

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Worcester, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is called the gem of the Finger Lakes and one look into the water will tell you why the city of Syracuse uses this lake for their water supply. It is outrageuosly beautiful, and a God given wonder.

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