Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway

With gorges at its south end, vineyards on its gentle slopes and marshes at its north end, the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway features diverse landscapes and spectacular views. A tour around its 87 miles will take you through charming historic villages, by scenic waterfalls, parks and farmland, and to unique lodging, dining, shopping, wineries, college campuses and more. Enjoy the ride on Cayuga Lake's Scenic Byway every season of the year. Officially designated a New York State Scenic Byway in 2002 by the New York State Department of Transportation, our Byway is an 87-mile loop surrounding Cayuga Lake. The route features scenic views of the lake and its shores, rural and woodland landscapes and numerous historic, natural, and cultural attractions. An alternative to State Routes 96, 36, 14 and Interstate 81, the Byway offers travelers an opportunity to immerse in the glacial-formed Cayuga Lake landscape, visit local wineries and farms, explore the region’s villages and hamlets and utilize Cayuga Lake’s extensive recreational resources.

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