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Cayuga Lake

Ithaca, NY
+1 607-273-3440
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Nice lake.

The scenic drive is not very scenic due to the trees block the views. A must see is the waterfalls... read more

Reviewed yesterday
stac m
Jefferson, Georgia
via mobile
Amazing Waterfall & Nice Campsite

We loved the short hike to the Taughannock Falls! It was an amazing sight to see. We stayed in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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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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Ithaca, NY
+1 607-273-3440
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The scenic drive is not very scenic due to the trees block the views. A must see is the waterfalls. Easy flat hike.

Thank stac m
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the short hike to the Taughannock Falls! It was an amazing sight to see. We stayed in the park for the weekend and liked the availability of the electric sites. The proximity to Watkins Glen and other attractions was nice! Overall a great...More

Thank brookeann521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a tour of the Finger Lakes we discovered this beauty. We had no idea that it was there and were so glad we took the time to see it. It is a beautiful spot for anyone to see especially to have engagement/wedding pictures taken...More

Thank ShantyBabe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lake Cayuga is a large lake with Ithace at the base and Auburn at the north end. There are 17 wineries near us and they are starting to generate some good wines although their Chardonnays are still too sweet for me. The lake is 40...More

1  Thank boliver68
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What a great discovery. Due to weather we skipped our trip along Lake Ontario and ventured on the shores of Lake Cayuga. From wineries, to creameries, to gorges, there is plenty to keep everyone in the family interested. We arrive before the season as everything...More

Thank andyfrelick
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ok, so I'm biased. I've loved Cayuga for 57 years now, in all seasons, and from thousands of angles. It has changed a lot in that time, as zebra mussels have moved in. And it no longer ices up much in these warm winters. But...More

3  Thank James H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A marvelous waterfall in the distance teases you to make he trek to the bottom of the gorge and hike to the foot, but it is not necessary. The visitors' center and ample parking make the view from the top every bit as awesome. A...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Even when the day looks a little gray, the view is outstanding! Just sit, relax, and enjoy the view. The area was upgraded when we went, a new building with new amenities. Will check it out during the spring :)

1  Thank Sirpinky
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Words cannot describe the beauty of the scenic overlook views of the Ithaca falls. Read the history signage and get a real feel for how these falls became so important to the community.

Thank greekbecky2016
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We are blessed with beautiful lakes, great hiking, biking and boating. Best place to launch is Treaman State Park. Great amenities.

Thank K S
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Shumi C
Is this suitable for individuals that have difficulty walking?
27 June 2017|
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Response from boliver68 | Reviewed this property |
Around the lake here are a number of gorges all of which have viewing areas as well as trails. Taughannock park is pretty flat, the others are more rocky to walk the trails. On the other hand, there are at least a dozen... More
Is there a publically accessible swimming spot on the lake after Labor Day? We are anticipating that the weather will be warm enough for a dip the week after Labor Day?
30 August 2016|
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Response from realdruck | Reviewed this property |
East Shore Park about a half mile north of Stewart Park (southern end of lake) Taughannock I think has no lifeguard after labor day but I think you can still swim there
We would like to take our kayaks out but we don't know where to go in and what area we are allowed in. Are small kayaks even allowed out in the lake?
18 June 2015|
Response from Rbtravels54 | Reviewed this property |
Cayuga lake is a great for kayaking. There are a number of launch sites along the lake. There are no restrictions. However, the lake is big and it can get rough when the wind blows.