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Cayuga Lake

Ithaca, NY
+1 607-273-3440
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Wonderful Falls, Wonderful Sailing, Great Fall Colors!

Ithaca is on the southern end of Cayuga Lake, near 3 State Parks with wonderful sights and walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gail M
New York City, New York
Tons to Do

Cayuga Lake has a ton of fun parks to visit, wineries to explore and water sports to try. Make... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Ithaca, New York
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One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“west side” (9 reviews)
“southern end” (4 reviews)
Ithaca, NY
+1 607-273-3440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ithaca is on the southern end of Cayuga Lake, near 3 State Parks with wonderful sights and walking trails. Sailing, fishing, motorboats and watersking, swimming - All on Cayuga Lake!

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Cayuga Lake has a ton of fun parks to visit, wineries to explore and water sports to try. Make sure you visit a few of the many stunning waterfalls.

Thank dhallryan
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Spent almost every weekend from July through October camping locally and fishing the lake. Caught tons of fish and enjoyed sight seeing and taking in Ithaca. Great time.

Thank Lewis863
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Great stop between wineries.....perfect time of the year to enjoy the Fall season....many Falls to see in the area.

Thank wszalekj
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Taughannock Falls State Park is a must see, especially after a wet season. My family and I were lucky enough to view the tallest falls, this side of the Rockies, during the summer when we had heavy rain. If parked at the visitor's center, you...More

Thank Cam2Travel
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A great park with stunning views of the waterfalls and lake. Parking can be a little tight on the weekends but between the two parking areas you can usually find a spot. They have a clean bathroom in the park office and the trail to...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Kings Ferry so a short drive down to Ithaca or up to Aurora. Both lovely places. Plenty to see all around the lake, from wildlife centres to the tallest waterfall in the state. Beautiful in fall.

Thank Skytourist
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Stopped at wineries , had lunch and visited a distillery & Casino. All on an uncrowded roads with sights that everyone likes. Good food & drink, a walk to the waterfalls ,no luck gambling and friendly strangers we met, were just a part of our...More

Thank pondersoa155
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sure I like driving along Cayuga, I do it several times a day, but to see the lake you must get out on it... My friend with a boat confirmed this with me last week as we were invited to dine aboard his sailboat. Great...More

Thank Journeyman51
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a beautiful lake., Stevens Park (at the south end) is a great flat park -- good for running & biking. It also has several playgrounds for different ages & some shelters.

Thank iowamom2014
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14 August 2017|
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Response from merlinsmom1 | Reviewed this property |
It is open now.
Louis M
2 July 2017|
Response from boliver68 | Reviewed this property |
The dinner boat stopped about 4 years ago (boat fell apart), and I have not seen anything like it since. There are kayaks you can rent, and I expect you could find sailboats and even powerboats, but I do not know of any... More
Shumi C
26 June 2017|
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Response from Timothy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I use a walker, and have visited several times and enjoyed myself every time. If you go to the visitors' center they have a parking lot and an overlook area that is less than a dozen stairs to the viewing place. From... More