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Cayuga Lake Activities

Discover all the fun things to do on the longest lake of the Finger Lakes

The longest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake is magical from any angle. So whether you’re paddling along the inlet out to the lake, diving right in or visiting one of the wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, we’ve got plenty of lakeside access points and fun things to do on Cayuga Lake. You might even catch a stunning sunset while boating out on the water or enjoying one of our beach access parks!

Explore the Southern end of Cayuga Lake virtually from home!

Places to Swim & Picnic on Cayuga Lake

ALLAN H TREMAN STATE MARINE PARK
805 Taughannock Blvd (Rt. 89), Ithaca

  • Public boat launch available. No swimming access.
  • Now connected to the Cayuga Waterfront Trail and Cass Park, also walking distance to Ithaca Children's Garden.

TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK
1740 Taughannock Blvd, Trumansburg, NY

  • As of July 9, swimming is temporarily closed. Please note parking is across the street.The summer concert series has been canceled for 2020.

MYERS PARK
1 Lansing Park Rd, Lansing, NY

  • Swimming is open for the season when a lifeguard is on duty.

STEWART PARK
1 James L Gibbs Dr, Ithaca

  • Connected to the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. No swimming access. This park now has a wheelchair accessible playground.


Cayuga Lake Boat Cruise

    DISCOVER CAYUGA LAKE
    Allan H Treman State Marine Park

    • 607.327.LAKE
    • Public cruises have resumed after July 3, 2020 and last 1.5-2 hours.
    • In response to COVID-19, some of the updated protocols include: reducing the capacity of the MV Teal from 70 passengers to 22 passengers until further notice; personal face masks that cover mouth and nose will be required for boarding for all individuals 3 years and older; social distancing will be a priority at all times, passengers are required to follow signage and markings on the deck.
    • Virtual Experiences: Cruises on the MV Teal; Floating Classroom Experience

    FINGER LAKES WINE CRUISES
    Myers Park, Lansing

    • 607.280.3538
    • Offering 2-6 hour private cruises for families/groups of up to 6 people.
    • All passengers will be required to have a digital temperature check, wear a mask and fill out a health questionnaire before boarding the boat.

    ITHACA BOAT TOURS
    435 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca

    • 607.697.0166
    • Currently on hold for the 2020 Season, not taking reservations.
       

    Paddling Rentals on Cayuga Lake

    PUDDLEDOCKERS
    321 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca

    • 607.273.0096
    • Kayak, Tandem Kayak, Canoe, Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

    PADDLE-N-MORE RENTALS

    • Stewart Park, Ithaca
    • Myers Park, Lansing
    • Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg
    • 607.349.4767
    • Kayak, Tandem Kayak, Canoe, Stand Up Paddleboard, Pedal Boat Rentals
       

    Cayuga Lake Fishing Charters

    SUMMIT TO STREAM
    Cayuga Lake

    • 607.535.2701

    G.F. CHARTERS
    Allen H. Treman Marine Park

    • Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    • 607.427.9851

    FINGER LAKES ANGLING ZONE
    Cayuga Lake, Ithaca

    • 607.319.0450

    Restaurants on Cayuga Lake

    THE BOATYARD GRILL
    525 Old Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca

    • 607.256.2628
    • Boat slips available

    GLENWOOD PINES
    1213 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca

    • 607.273.3709
    • No boat slips available

    THE INN AT TAUGHANNOCK
    2030 Gorge Rd, Trumansburg

    • 607.387.7711
    • The Inn is open for overnight guests only, the restaurant has not reopened for the 2020 season.

     

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    To further explore around Cayuga Lake, plan a drive along the Cayuga Scenic Byway. The route features scenic views of the lake and its shores, rural and woodland landscapes and numerous historic, natural, and cultural attractions. 

     


     

     

    Get Outdoors in Ithaca

    Whether you seek hiking trails, smooth water for sailing, or places to go cross country skiing, Ithaca has so many outdoor recreation opportunities for those that love being outside!

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