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Beautiful location for family pictures and just sitting enjoying the day!

We had a family brunch at The Sherwood Inn and crossed the street to take a picture in front of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carrboro, North Carolina
Take a trip to Skaneateles Lake

I grew up in the Skaneateles area. I think most people do not take advantage of the many things... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auburn, New York
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This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (10 reviews)
Skaneateles, NY
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a family brunch at The Sherwood Inn and crossed the street to take a picture in front of the lake. It was a beautiful day and the pictures came out great! It's a great place to sit and relax!.

Thank Jude2323
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I grew up in the Skaneateles area. I think most people do not take advantage of the many things available to them right near their home. Skaneateles is a beautiful village with so much to offer. The variety of shops and restaurants in the village...More

Thank kgfarr19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a nice park in town on the lake with plenty of bench is it aligns to enjoy the beautiful view. The countryside around the lake is absolutely beautiful rolling farmlands. Be sure to take some time to walk around the area to admire the...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A picturesque view, so serene an atmosphere. Very Clean and Clear Waters amid this lake in Skaneateles, NY. The Village has plenty to offer travelers who enjoy shopping, relaxing, walking, and eating. There's plenty of quaint little shops here, and a variety of food choices,...More

2  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend after walking the town on skaneatles. Beautiful view--although I do wish there was more lawn space for picnic benches or places to sit. The next time we go I would love to check out the boat cruise they offer.

1  Thank Langlokt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well almost like Him and you won't get wet on the pier! Such a great view and the water is so clear like you've never seen water in NY!

1  Thank familyman66slig
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Love the long pier & the benches on the shoreline. This is a beautiful, clear, clean lake and a treasure for the area.

1  Thank Holley-7
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring it takes your breath away. We come here all year long. There are sevral events during the year & many restaurants to choose from. You can even take a cruise starting at the foot of the lake in Skaneateles. They...More

Thank Kris G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such a pristine lake 365 days out of the year! There is no questioning why Skaneateles Lake was named the cleanest lake of all the Finger Lakes. Beautiful place to stop and have a picnic lunch, some coffee, or just to sit down and relax....More

1  Thank Mary A
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We love visiting Skaneateles Lake and the entire village, though we usually go during the Dicken's Festival in December. We had a wonderful time strolling along the shops, especially the old antique stores and such. We loved the oil-and-vinegar store as well, which we'd never...More

2  Thank Larry W
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HI, I am coming to Syracuse to visit ,my son and wanted a nice day trip. Thought this would be perfect. Can you suggest where to park and how to find out about the boat rides if they are still going on. If I was to arrive around noon, what aI should do all day and would you recommend good restaurants with water views.... for lunch and/or dinner? What should we not miss.....
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
We are the Legion Riders from American Legion Post 735 in West Seneca. Each summer a group of us get on our motorcycles for a weekend of fun. We require at least 10 rooms within a short walk to dining and bars. Any advise is welcome.
18 September 2016|
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Response from pat b | Reviewed this property |
i do not think u will find anything reasonable in town. Couple of places are on the way into town though and can be a 10 min walk at best/
good morning, my wife and I are coming to Skaneateles in August for my birthday and we would like to know where a good spot would be for a picnic lunch also where would be a good place for a nice dinner. thank you, Ken & Kathy
13 July 2016|
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Response from gzaborsky |
Most of the land on Skaneateles Lake is privately owned. There is a beautiful park right in town at the north end of the lake that would be great for a picnic. For a nice dinner, I recommend the Sherwood Inn or the Blue... More