Discover, Explore, and Experience Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake, the longest and second deepest of the Finger Lakes, has provided residents and visitors throughout the centuries with water transportation connection to the world beyond; food; and recreation in the form of pleasure boating, swimming or quiet contemplation along its shores. To celebrate this treasured body of freshwater, leaders of the communities around the lake came together to showcase the historic, natural and cultural assets that tell the story of the significance of Cayuga Lake to our past, present, and future.


Supported by two New York State sponsored programs, Scenic Byways and Local Waterfront Revitalization, we share the stories through land and water experiences of Cayuga Lake. Either way you travel, ENJOY THE RIDE!


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What a year 2024 is going to be! Starting off with Leap Year and on April 8th, experiencing a Total Solar Eclipse and we are in the path. We expect lots of visitors for the solar eclipse with many activities to celebrate the event. If you haven’t planned how to take part in the event, here are a couple of links to check out.

Rochester Museum and Science Center

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Red car driving along the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway in the fall with leaves turning colors
From the Ithaca Commons at the south end, to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge at the north end, and all the wonderful places…
Boats on Cayuga Lake with a Pink Sunset
Adventure awaits you on the Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail. The map below shows the locations of the public access sites available for you…
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Pack Your Binoculars for Some Winter Birding!

Cayuga Lake is an ideal place to see and learn about the wide variety of birds that pass through the area or make it their home. Follow our Birding Trail around the lake for an introduction to our feathered friends.

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A Sample of Your Byway Adventure

Check out our latest video to see all the wonderful things you’ll experience when you come visit us!

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View of the 217-foot high Taughannock Falls from the Overlook

Need Some Ideas For Your Trip?

Head on over to our Itineraries page to spark some ideas of the adventures you can have visiting the Cayuga Lake area. Of course, not to be missed is spectacular Taugannock Falls, all 215-feet of it.

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Awaiting you in 2024 on the Blueway Trail!

The Village of Unions Springs, located along the east side of Cayuga Lake, installed our first ADA paddlecraft launch for the Blueway Trail. It’s a beauty!

Learn more about Blueway Trail