Owasco Lake

Owasco Lake: One of New York’s 11 Finger Lakes

Owasco Lake, unlike the other Finger Lakes, is almost completely surrounded by agricultural land. You can drive around the entire lake in 45 minutes. On your way home catch a movie at the Finger Lakes Drive-In.

Willard Memorial - Owasco Lake Auburn
Willard Memorial Chapel
Hunter Dinerant
Hunter Dinerant in Auburn
Owasco Lake Emerson Park
Owasco Lake at Emerson Park
Owasco Lake fishing pier
Owasco Lake at Emerson Park
Owasco Lake Merry Go Round Playhouse
Merry Go Round Playhouse
Seward House
Seward House

City of Auburn (north end)

Swim or paddle at Emerson Park. Catch a show at Merry-go-Round Playhouse.

Visit the museum-homes of Harriet Tubman, William Henry Seward

Tour the beautiful Willard Memorial Chapel, an extremely rare example of the work of Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decoration Co. in that it is the only complete and unaltered Tiffany chapel known to exist.

Wander through the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum.

Morovia (south end)

While not on the lake, Fillmore Glen State Park has a stream-fed swimming pool. Visit the birthplace of our 13th President, Millard FIllmore.

Hike the Owasco Flats Nature Preserve at the south end. There is also a car-top boat launch here in addition to Southshore Marina.

Owasco Lake - Finger Lakes

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