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“Beautiful lake. Great for fishing, boating, kayaking, and winery-hopping.”
Review of Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake
Ranked #6 of 64 things to do in Ithaca
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Owner description: One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Really enjoyed this area over the recent July 4th weekend. Stayed at the Taughannock Farms Inn, which allowed great opportunities to visit the park area near the lake shore, where there was a lot of picnicking, fishing, boating, kayaking, and just laying out and taking in the great weather we had during those days. Not sure if there were a lot of other public access points to the lake other than in Ithaca. The drive around the lake is nice but long (I think the lake is 40 miles long). We visited Seneca Lake two years ago in 2012, also during July 4th. Both lake areas are gorgeous.

Traveling the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail was a lot of fun. There are 15 wineries on the west side of Cayuga Lake that are listed in the Wine Trail brochure. But there are numerous more not even listed. Most charged $3 to taste 6 (or 5 in some places) different wines. Granted, the amount of each wine is only about a mouthful, but still enough to give you a good idea of the wine quality, and perhaps entice you to purchase a bottle or more.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Attended a wedding at the state park in Trumansburg. Saw the great falls in the park (the highest east of the Rockys). Wedding was right on the water with the reception in a stone building in the park. Would definitely like to spend more time here. Wineries close by.

Thank Ihopp
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

While a student at Cornell I barely got off campus. What a mistake. The area is beautiful. So much to do. We came here to see Cornell and today is day 3 and we haven't been to campus yet. So much to see and do. Yesterday we ate bagels on the deck overlooking the lake, hiked, picniced, went to 3 wineries, took a canoe ride and had a delicious dinner. And I also ran 4 miles in the morning on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. What a special spot.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lakes are the largest fresh water lakes and known for fishing and other water sports. Last twenty years wine yards and winery in the area has made this place for wine testing and golfing attraction. There are lots of B&B places aswell as great way to spend vacation testing wines in the wineries around the lakes. Boat tour at Seneca and trekking in the Cayuga state forest is very good. And those interested in an excellent university would enjoy a trip to cornell Univ in Ithaca.

1  Thank Shiv V
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. Lots of boating and fishing is available. Take in the breezes and enjoy putting your feet in the water.
I bet it will get warmer soon!

Thank Kathy D
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