Skaneateles, in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York is hard to spell and even harder to pronounce. Commonly, you will hear "Skinny Atlas" but the proper way is SKAN-E-AT-eh-LES. See Merriam-Webster for an audio version.

 Much of the Finger Lakes heritage is rooted in The Iroquois Indian Confederacy from before the American Revolution. In this case, Skaneateles is derived from an Iroquois word meaning "long, beautiful lake". And that it is. The most Easterly of the Finger Lakes, Skaneateles is 16 miles of "the most beautiful body of water in the world."

Regardless of how you say it, the Village is a StoryBook. The central business block is an adorable collection of stores, shops and restaurants. For more information about the community visit Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce.