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Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles, NY
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Love the long pier & the benches on the shoreline. This is a beautiful, clear, clean lake and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Wow, what a view

Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring it takes your breath away. We come here all year long. There are... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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“sherwood inn” (22 reviews)
“quaint shops” (10 reviews)
Skaneateles, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 12 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

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

1  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Again, full disclose... I love this place so much my wife and I got married at the Sherwood Inn. A lovely town... scenic, unique stores and places to eat, a nice public beach and of course the famous Dickens Christmas festival on the weekends in...More

Thank PorkDiddy98
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Lake beautiful and clean! Picture perfect! Nice village to walk around with many little private owned shops & businesses to enjoy and eat at.

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to visit for a day or a week! Cute shops, great restaurants, and the lake! Great for the kids (Angel's Hevenly Hamburgers), swimming at the park, playing at the great playground in Austin Park, and a trip to the toy store). Fun for...More

Thank PatSkan
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Skaneateles lake is a wonderful place to visit, regardless of the season. We love coming here during the Dicken's Days Festival, right after Christmas. It's fun to stroll the town and shop/dine at the various establishments. You really can't go wrong (unless the weather is...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Let's start with the lake. Beautiful view from Austin Park, crystal clear, one of the cleanest lakes in the world. The town has wonderful shops and restaurants and many events throughout the year (classic boat show, Dickens' Christmas, etc.) Great place for couples, families and...More

Thank Pearmartini
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Taking advantage of a beautiful warm November Day!! Lunch, then a stroll along the water front at the park. Clear, deep blue calm water with autumn reflections. Nature in all its majestic glory. Lovely benches positioned to take in the view. Special thank you to...More

Thank Lucy T
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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.....
19 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.
19 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