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 lovely lake is so clear! So clear in fact that when we stood on the long city dock and looked into the water, we saw three cell phones in the lake!  more »
  • Very clean lake -the source of water for this city and nearby Syracuse. A public swimming area and a public boat launch ramp are nearby. We took the 50 minute boat tour with Capt. Wiles. You can get a...  more »
  • Beautiful charming place all seasons
  • Always has been, always will be, one of my favorite places.

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