Cayuga Lake State Park
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NY State Park Beauty
The state park system of New York has chosen some of the most beautiful spots in the state for its public camping grounds, and this one is a great example of how the community utilizes the grounds year round. The park begins along the lakeside and slopes up into the wooded hillside. During the summer the sites are filled with campers from all over the US who come to soak in the glacier-created Finger Lakes beauty. Fresh water fishing, swimming and boating are popular activities and the park has its own boat launch. The picnic and playground area draws local community members well into the fall season and winter finds the park being used for nature walks and cross country skiing. Its paths are frequented by joggers and walkers alike, with a mix of steep slopes for cardio workouts and gentle winding trails for the more relaxed outdoors-person. Campsites do fill up quickly on weekends and cabins really must be reserved well in advance. It’s located on Rt. 89 on the west side of Cayuga Lake. Summer seasonal ice cream shops, produce stalls and honey stands can be found all along the main road leading through the park and beyond. Restaurants with lake views are open year round.
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