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Skaneateles

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Overlooking the sparkling blue-green waters of the eponymous lake, Skaneateles remains a picturesque and serene village. Situated west of Syracuse among the forested northern shores of the lake, the hamlet has been attracting visitors for more than two centuries with its quaint charm and the natural beauty of its surroundings. Notable for its historic role in anti-slavery movements before the Civil War, today the affluent village boasts a waterfront downtown area, which evokes images of classic New England. The small commercial core features a blend of mid-19th and early 20th century buildings housing boutiques, art galleries, and a broad range of quality restaurants. Things to do in Skaneateles include cycling, boating, hiking, hunting, and wine tasting. The summer music festival and the fairytale-like Dickens Christmas are also the reasons for many Skaneateles holidays. Skaneateles is in Finger Lakes. Our United States trip builder site allows you to schedule your trip to Skaneateles, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Where to stay in Skaneateles

Ranging from modern boutique hotels catering to business travelers and cozy inns, to private bungalow suites and rental apartments, the options for overnight stays are plenty. Most of the charming inns are located along New York's historic Route 20, offering easy access to the downtown. To truly immerse yourself in Skaneateles' rich history, book into a bed and breakfast at Community Place, a mid-19th century farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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