Skaneateles Lake, Skaneateles

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Sitting at the highest altitude among the Finger Lakes of New York, Skaneateles Lake has earned the title of "roof garden." It's pure enough to drink from. Twice a year, a team of people inspects the water at 2,600 different spots and works to maintain the lake's impeccable quality. With a length of 26 km (16 mi) and depth of 96 m (315 ft), the lake permits a multitude of fishing and boating activities. You can find several boat launch spots throughout the area, and local operators offer lake cruises and excursions as well. Or, you can use local kayak and canoe rental agencies. You can expect encounter salmon, bass, trout, pickerel, yellow perch, and brown bullhead, among more than a dozen types of fish. Before you head to Skaneateles, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Skaneateles journey planner, to make sure you see all that Skaneateles has to offer, including Skaneateles Lake.
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  • This is by far, one of the most beautiful lakes in upstate New York. The lake is crystal clear, and the town is beautiful. Amazing restaurants, you couldn’t find a bad one here.  more »
  • This is a great place to visit and walk around. Visit places to eat or to try some local wines. Very friendly and courteous to visitors to talk with and provide recommendations.  more »
  • Two of us caught 120 bass in 3 days. We will definitely be back!
  • It's a beautiful place to visit and to live all year round. The lake it is a beautiful Lake and is 16 MI the long way and 1/2 Mile why way
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