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Skaneateles Lake, Skaneateles

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • Beautiful lake right in town with a nice park. We went to the Bakery in town and then over to the lake to enjoy our fresh baked goods and tea. It was just wonderful! 
  • very nice downtown area- full of unique shops- and a pleasant town green like area at the lake. Lots of restaurants as well- not a chain to be seen 
  • This is a very wonderful to plan on spending the day. It is a step back in time. still looks like an old town with different little shops to visit. There is a seafood restaurant people line up you wil...  read more »
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