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“Swimming in Scaneateles NY?”
Review of Skaneateles Lake

Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Skaneateles
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Owner description: This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
Reviewed 21 August 2006

My family booked a weekend at Skaneteles Suites in Skanteteles NY, the primary purpose of which was to swim in Lake Skaneteles, purported to be the second cleanest body of water in the US. The Hotel was very nice, but we soon learned that unless you own property, or are the guest of a property owner on the lake, you cannot swim in the lake along any of it's miles and miles of shoreline. When we asked the embarrassed hotel manager where we could swim, he confirmed that there wasn't any public access to any part of the lake except for a 10 foot wide decaying boat launching area 8-10 miles outside of Skaneateles. So much for swinning in Skaneateles Lake. You can shop til you drop in downtown Skaneateles, but don't plan to cool off with a dip in their very clean, private finger lake!

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Tonicurtis1, manager at Skaneateles Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2006

I remember this Guest, and his request.

First, as a member of this community, I apologize that we do not have a traditional swimming beach.

While there is public swimming in the Village Center, these Guests wanted to "wade" in. I referred them to the lake access point they described, but only after qualifying it as very inadequate.

I hope Tripadvisor readers will understand that our property is not the place to review the municipal shortcomings.

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