Cayuga Lake is the longest of central New York's glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest in surface area, and second largest in volume. It is just under 40 miles long.
The city of Ithaca, site of Ithaca College and Cornell University, is located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake.
Villages and settlements along the east shore of Cayuga Lake include Myers, King Ferry, Aurora, Levanna, Union Springs, and Cayuga. Settlements along the west shore of the lake include Sheldrake, Poplar Beach, and Canoga.
The lake has two small islands. One is near Union Springs;
Frontenac Island(North East). This island is not inhabited. The other
island, Canoga Island(North West) is located near the town of Canoga.
This island has several camps and is inhabited during the summer months.
The only other island in any of the Finger Lakes is Squaw Island in Canandaigua Lake. Read more about Cayuga Lake here.