Cayuga

"Boat Landing" Area 42,956 acres Length 40 miles Shoreline 96 miles Max. Depth 435 feet Max. Width 3.5 miles Volume 2.5 trillion gallons Elevation 382 feet. Characteristics Longest of the Finger Lakes and the lowest to sea level. This lake accesses the Erie Canal through the Cayuga-Seneca Canal which joins the northern ends of Seneca and Cayuga Lakes.

Towns

 

Aurora  - Located on Rt 90.  and is home to Wells College. There are a number of historic building and Inns.

Ithaca  -  On the Southern end of Cayuga Lake,  a college town dominated by Cornell Univ. and Ithaca College. You won't be bored visiting Ithaca.   There are numerous parks with Waterfalls, with walking and icing trails.  Upscale accommodations to camping is available  thought the area.   Take in a performing arts event or  museums.  There is a wide selection of dining thought Ithaca for ever y budget.

 

Beaches & Parks 

Cayuga Lake S.Pk. - Rt 89, Restrooms, pavilions, cabins, camping, cottage rental, showers, playground, fishing, trails, picnic tables. Boat Launch. 

Long Point S. Pk. - 2063 Lake Rd. Aurora,  The Park has boat launch facilities, a beach with swimming area, picnic areas, and fishing access

Taughannock Falls S.Pk. - Rt 89 Camping and cabins overlooking Cayuga Lake.  Beach and boating available in season.

Cass Park,  Rt 89, Ithaca offers Skating in winter, swimming pool in summer

Allan H. Treman S.Marine Pk. - Rt 89, Ithaca, over 400 boat slips as well as picnic areas and playing fields. 

Stewart Park -on the Southern end of the Lake , there are picnic areas, a playground, ball fields and a trail. 

Frontenac Park-- Located on the east side of the lake on Frontenac Rd. off Rt. 89 in Union Springs.  The village park has swimming, a picnic area, playground, baseball and soccer fields, and a boat launch.

Myers Park--Located on the east side of the lake off Rt. 34B in the Town of Lansing The 31-acre park offers camping, swimming, a playground, volleyball, basketball, picnic area, pavilions for rent, and a marina.

 

Marina's & Boat Launches. 

Cayuga Lake S.Pk. - Rt 89,  East of Seneca Falls offers boat launch facilities.  

Dean's Cove Boat Launch is a boat launch site accessible from Rt. 89  Romulus, NY

Long Point S.Pk  -  Rt. 90  Approx. 1 mile south of Aurora, Hard surface ramp. 

Mudlock Canal Pk  - Rt. 90  North of the town of Cayuga. Concrete Ramp.

Allen Treman S.P. Marina. - Ithaca

 

Attractions

MacKenzie-Childs - Creations of tableware, home furnishings and more. Rt 90 just north of Aurora

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge - Access via Rt 5 & 20 east of Seneca Falls.  The refuge is a migratory stop off for geese, ducks, herons during spring and fall.  Visitors may get a glimpse of  american bald eagle while driving the self guided loop in the park. 

Taughannock Falls  - Over 200 Foot waterfall,  with multi use  trails 

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.