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Cayuga Lake Tour

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2009

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Guest
July 12, 2010
July 11, 2010 This was a beautiful ride. We…
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MWB
6 McR Points
March 27, 2013
My wife and I took this route on our way around…
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Written Directions

Start in Ithaca N.Y. Get on 89 north and take that north as it follows the western shore of Cayuga Lake. Take it until you get to Bridgeport and come to NY Route 5/US 20 where you want to take a right. Head east NY Route 5/US 20 to Auburn where you want to take a right (south) on NY Route 34. Take NY Route 34 south out of town and then split off to the right on to NY Route 34B. Take 34B as it heads south along the eastern side of Cayuga Lake and brings you down to the end point back in Ithaca.

Scenery

This ride runs through Taughannock Falls State Park where the tallest shear drop waterfall is east of the Rockies! You'll also take in beautiful Lake views along the way. This is a wonderful ride. There are many side trips one could make off this route to add even more interest.

Drive Enjoyment

Nice hills and valleys put together a few twists a turns along the way.

Tourism Opportunities

Plenty of stuff to do along the way - camping, parks, tourist, tourist homes, wineries, and historic old towns. Be sure to stop at Taughannock Falls State Park and check out the falls. Ithaca offers a lot of interesting history including: home of early movie industry, Ithaca Guns, calendar clocks, Cornell University, and Ithaca College, Great Gorges.

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Guest
July 12, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Other
July 11, 2010 This was a beautiful ride. We adapted it and came south on 38 to see Lake Owasco on the way back. Of note, there are no gas stations between Ithaca and Seneca Falls as you travel up 89.
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MWB
March 27, 2013
6 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
My wife and I took this route on our way around the finger lakes. Beautiful scenery, great road surface, not a lot of traffic; an excellent ride! The falls are a sight to see; the best time to go is in the spring during the run off.
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Guest
August 14, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
We did this ride sort of in reverse, started in Auburn and went south on 89 intending to head north along the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake on the way back. The ride along 89 heading south is spectacular, mostly straight run, but some nice turns, and the hills and the scenery are not to be missed. Stop at the Taughanock State Park and view the fall mentioned in the ride description - Awesome!We turned off incorrectly and did not experience the northern route of this ride so we cannot comment on it. But it put us on one of the most breathtaking rides we've ever experienced in the Northeast. We will be posting it for others to enjoy soon!
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