Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Finger Lakes  /  Skaneateles  /  Nature  /  Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles Lake, Skaneateles

(420+ reviews on the web)
Water Body
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. Take a look at our Skaneateles vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Skaneateles Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
map
Create a full Skaneateles itinerary

Plan your trip to Skaneateles

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Skaneateles by other users

3 days in Skaneateles BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Skaneateles BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Skaneateles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Skaneateles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Skaneateles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Skaneateles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Skaneateles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There's a nice park in town on the lake with plenty of bench is it aligns to enjoy the beautiful view. The countryside around the lake is absolutely beautiful rolling farmlands. Be sure to take some t...  more »
  • A picturesque view, so serene an atmosphere. Very Clean and Clear Waters amid this lake in Skaneateles, NY. The Village has plenty to offer travelers who enjoy shopping, relaxing, walking, and eating....  more »
  • I came here with my boyfriend after walking the town on skaneatles. Beautiful view--although I do wish there was more lawn space for picnic benches or places to sit. The next time we go I would love t...  more »