Cayuga Lake is the longest of the Finger Lakes at 38.1 miles. There are 140 streams that flow into Cayuga. Water that comes into the lake takes 10 years to cycle through toward Lake Ontario. You can drive around the entire lake in 120 minutes.
Seneca Falls (north end)
Take a slow drive through Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and look for migratory waterfowl and nesting eagles. Step back in history at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Check out the famous “It’s a Wonderful Life” bridge and museum.
Ithaca (south end)
Enjoy a day filled with science at the Museum of the Earth, the Sciencecenter and the Sagan Planet Walk. Eat and shop around Ithaca Commons. Explore the gardens at Cornell Plantations and the Ithaca Children’s Garden.
Pick a waterfall, any waterfall! They are all spectacular.
- Taughannock Falls State Park
- Buttermilk Falls State Park
- Cascadilla Gorge
- Robert H. Treman State Park
- Ithaca Falls on Fall Creek
- Find more waterfalls around Ithaca
Stop at MacKenzie-Childs on the east shore in Aurora, if not for the shopping then definitely for the landscape!
Eat at Moosewood, Parker’s Grille & Tap House, Deerhead Lakeside Restaurant & Bar, Fargo Bar & Grill, Cayuga Lake Creamery, Hazelnut Kitchen, Connie’s Diner, The Heights, Sumo, Ciao, Ithaca Ale House, Just a Taste, Carriage House Cafe, Istanbul Turkish Kitchen, Agave, and many more!
More about Cayuga Lake
60 minutes from Rochester – MAP