Cayuga County offers four public access points onto Cayuga Lake along the eastern shore: the State Department of Environmental Conservation's launch at Mud Lock in the Town of Aurelius, entering the Cayuga-Seneca Canal; the Village of Cayuga's newly built floating dock station at Harris Park; the Village of Union Springs' launch at Frontenac Park, and the State's launch at Long Point State Park in the Town of Ledyard.
Spanning from the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in Cayuga and Seneca Counties to the City of Ithaca in Tompkins County, Cayuga Lake stretches for 38.2 miles, making it the longest Finger Lake in Central New York. This lake has 95.3 miles of shoreline, 66 square miles of surface area, and a depth of 435 feet! Among other asttributes, Cayuga Lake is acclaimed for being part of the original Erie Canal (Cayuga-Seneca Canal), and for being a designated Important Bird Area for waterfowl migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. Each year, thousands of Canadian Geese, Ducks, Loons and other birds enjoy the lake's waters as a reststop on their way to warmer weather for the winter. The New York State Route 90 Scenic Byway stretches along the lake's eastern shore from Montezuma to Genoa, before turning eastward to its terminus in Homer.
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