Recreation & Entertainment
This is a town, again, centered on the lovely Skaneateles Lake. Boating, and especially sail boating, is popular here. People come here to picnic, to visit the lakeside parks, to fish, to shop the quaint village shops, to walk on the pier and watch the action on the water or to watch the sunset. There are regular boat excursions on the 16-mile lake. The Skaneateles Festival is held in summer and features music; also in the summer is the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show.
Winter brings the Christmas Festival in Skaneateles featuring costumed actors. All are extremely popular and attract big crowds. The village has boutiques, art galleries, inns and a spa, a lavender farm and historic buildings. Auburn in Cayuga County has loads of entertainment options including a movie-theater multiplex, a bowling center, and historic sites.