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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  • Drive around the lake on the right day with the right light and you can produce a file of great landscapes Lots of wildlife and interesting contrasts in the bear swamp fire road area  more »
  • We only discovered this beautiful lake a few years ago but have returned to it namesake town of Skaneateles several times each year. the lake is especially serene in summer but also is beautiful...  more »
  • relaxing and enjoyable. nice remote lake, beautiful and peaceful. We rented a house on the lake with direct access and a pontoon where we could get on a boat quite easily. Town is gorgeous with good.....  more »
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  • Two of us caught 120 bass in 3 days. We will definitely be back!
  • It's a beautiful place to visit and to live all year round. The lake it is a beautiful Lake and is 16 MI the long way and 1/2 Mile why way
  • Well worth a visit, especially if you're one of those completists that came here to visit every single Finger Lakes lake. The northern shore has some scenic spots.
  • This is a gorgeous lake with beautiful views. You can go boating and fishing here in the summer. There's a pier where you can walk down and look at the lake in its entirety. There's also a walking path next to it and a lovely park too.
  • Cleanest lake I have ever seen

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