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Anniversary Picnic

Beautiful NY Summer...Coming back home for a visit and to celebrate 43 wonderful married years at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nancy N
A beautiful body of water!

We were down once again for the Dicken's Days Festival, and we always enjoy looking out on this... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
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Skaneateles, NY
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful NY Summer...Coming back home for a visit and to celebrate 43 wonderful married years at this AWESOME Lake!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to US!!! <3 <3

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We were down once again for the Dicken's Days Festival, and we always enjoy looking out on this beautiful lake. It is a great setting for this town....gorgeous\!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Skaneateles Lake is such a great place to relax and take a break. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Very convenient.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

After a delicious lunch at the Blue Water Grill restaurant, we strolled along the village shops and lakefront. Numerous historic homes and shops line the streets. The pristine Lake is dotted with sailboats, and the mailboat was in dock - which serves the USPS deliveries...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

We walked out on the pier and you can see straight down to the bottom of the lake, the water is so clear. The name is from the Iroquois term, meaning "long lake." The water is so clear that it is used unfiltered as the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank slippednfell
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Skaneateles Sits right on the lake and is quite a nice, friendly quaint stop over. I was visiting relatives in Auburn NY and heard about it. It was just hinting fall so leaves were just coloring up. The Main Street is easy traveling and well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pendragon55
Reviewed 25 September 2018

There is so much to do in Skaneateles and having the lake to sit down and relax or walk around makes it so much better!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jen a
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A magical lakeside town, peaceful residents, and good-class restaurants. An amazing scenic stop point halfway between Niagara Falls and New York. We stopped for one night to enjoy the views of the town and the lake

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shayb62
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This place is absolutely amazing and exceptional. Ultra clean and comfort everywhere. They thought of everything to make your stay the very best Would highly recommend to everyone. Thank you so much

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen E
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

When visiting with friends and family in the area, we always make a stop at Skaneateles Lake. This Finger Lake is clear and clean. It is always fun watching the boats on the lake and just enjoying all the beautiful views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NancyinDerby
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dale d
16 July 2018|
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Response from lakedude3794 | Reviewed this property |
No. There are places to sit on benches at Clift Park though.
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sandybeach49
18 October 2016|
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Response from askeydesign | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has answered the parking question. Sherwood Inn is nice for lunch also and you can sit on the porch and view the lake. They have a tavern menu also. I don't think the boats are running now, but check with them... More
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gmkbflo
18 September 2016|
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Response from AZvacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
The Sherwood Inn won't have 10 rooms available unless you reserve them now for next summer,/fall if then. Also don't think this is the place for you, it wasn't for us....
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