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Skaneateles Lake

Cold, clean water with shale base, Skaneateles has steep hillsides at the southern end and is the third deepest Finger Lake

About Skaneateles Lake

  • Area - 8,960 acres
  • Length - 15 miles
  • Shoreline - 31 miles
  • Max. Depth - 315 feet
  • Max. Width - 1 mile 
  • Elevation - 863 feet
  • Largest town - Skaneateles

Beaches & Parks

Swimming is allowed at Clift Park on West Genesee Street.  

Marinas & Boat Launches

The Skaneateles Marina is a full-service marina located 6 miles down the west side of the lake.

The Town Boat Launch and NYS Public Boat Launch are both located on State Route 41A south of the village.

Things to do on Skaneateles Lake

On Friday nights in the summer, stop by for music at the Gazebo in Clift Park along the lake in the village. Or enjoy a sightseeing or meal cruise with Mid-Lakes Navigation. Wineries in Skaneateles are also a popular attraction.