Skaneateles Lake, Skaneateles

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Sitting at the highest altitude among the Finger Lakes of New York, Skaneateles Lake has earned the title of "roof garden." It's pure enough to drink from. Twice a year, a team of people inspects the water at 2,600 different spots and works to maintain the lake's impeccable quality. With a length of 26 km (16 mi) and depth of 96 m (315 ft), the lake permits a multitude of fishing and boating activities. You can find several boat launch spots throughout the area, and local operators offer lake cruises and excursions as well. Or, you can use local kayak and canoe rental agencies. You can expect encounter salmon, bass, trout, pickerel, yellow perch, and brown bullhead, among more than a dozen types of fish. Before you head to Skaneateles, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Skaneateles journey planner , to make sure you see all that Skaneateles has to offer, including Skaneateles Lake.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Took boat cruise. It was lovely. Beautiful homes along lake. Sunset was magnificent but blinding for a while.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    We stayed on Skaneateles lake for two nights and visited the town for dinner. After dinner we took a walk on the pier and sat on a bench in the park area to look at the lake. It's a very nice area, pl...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    All the Finger Lakes are beautiful. Skaneateles locals were surprisingly friendly asking where we were from, what we were celebrating and offering recommendations for places to eat and drink. Very wel...  more »

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