Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Turns 25, Celebrate

In 1983 there were five small new wineries: Plane’s (Cayuga Ridge), Lucas, Americana, Lakeshore and Frontenac. But five unknown wineries weren’t enough of a draw, and Mary solicited participation from other attractions along and near Route 89. The first brochure was audacious – a quote: “The CWT offers a variety that is unmatched in wine touring and tasting…No where else will travelers experience such a multitude of premium wines, attractions, comfortable lodgings, fine restaurants, friendly people, and splendid scenery.” A bit overstated then, but coming to fruition now. New wineries started and joined: Knapp in 1984; Hosmer and Swedish Hill in 1986; Six Mile Creek in 1987; and King Ferry, Goose Watch, Sheldrake Point, and Long Point in the 90’s. Bellwether Hard Cider joined in 2000, Montezuma and Thirsty Owl, in 2003, Buttonwood Grove Winery in 2005 and our newest member, Cobblestone Farm Winery in 2006.

Lake Swimming Skaneateles Lake

Lake Swimming Skaneateles Lake     July 2nd through August 30th Open 7 days a week. 11:30am-6:30pm weather permitting   Residents and Olympic Members swim FREE! To be able to swim for FREE throughout the summer, residents that are not SCC Olympic Members must pickup a Swim Tag at the Skaneateles Community Center or the Town Hall. Note: There is a $2.00 per …

Anyela’s Vineyards Skaneateles Lake Winery began three generations ago in Eastern Europe

The story of Anyela’s Vineyards began three generations ago in Eastern Europe and continues today on the hillside high above Skaneateles Lake. The Nocek family combines its viticultural experience with the cooler climate patterns and fertile soil to grow our select grapes.

Unlike other vineyards along neighboring Finger Lakes, we protect our vines from the cold after the fall harvest. One by one, we carefully remove them from the trellises and bury them in the rich earth to insolate the sensitive primary buds, which eventually become the fruit. In spring, we re-trellis the vine for maximum sun exposure. We also control our grape yield to cultivate the ripest, most flavorful fruit.

Lourdes Camp Skaneateles Lake

This summer is our 66th consecutive year at Ten Mile Point on the Eastern Shore of Skaneateles Lake, following 21 years at Morning Star Manor on Little York Lake. The camp has 100 acres of land enhanced by large shade trees, sprawling lawns, surrounding hills and Ten Mile Creek, in addition to 1,500 feet of lakefront. There are 18 cabins, a main lodge, infirmary, chapel, dining hall, canteen, boathouse and modern bathrooms.