Known for its vacation lodging of former president Bill Clinton and called “The most beautiful body of water in the world” by William Seward, Skaneateles Lake is the cleanest of all of the Finger Lakes. The shores are lined with historic and modernized lakefront homes, offering the best in luxury living. The 16-mile long lake spreads over three Central New York counties, Onondaga, Cayuga and Cortland. The lake also offers great fishing, in both summer and winter, hosting thirteen different species of fish including rainbow trout, lake trout, whitefish, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, cisco, rock bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, brown bullhead, bluegill and common carp.
Sitting on the north end of Skaneateles Lake is the affluent village of Skaneateles, featuring many unique eateries and local boutique shops that are not to be missed. There are also three public parks with water access, one of them with a long walkable dock that immerses you in the beauty of the bay it sits in. Once a year, the town hosts the Skaneateles Music Festival, drawing crowds to enjoy a diverse group of artists and musicians from around the country.
here’s nothing better than sitting back, relaxing, breathing in the fresh air of the Finger Lakes and watching the stunning sunsets from your own private paradise. Skaneateles Lake is the upscale, lakefront lifestyle you won’t want to miss.