Cayuga Lake (kāyōˈgə, kĪ–, kə–) [key], 38 mi (61 km) long and 1 to 3.5 mi (1.6–5.6 km) wide, W central N.Y.; longest of the Finger Lakes. It is connected by the Seneca-Cayuga Canal to the New York State Canal System. Cornell and Wells College overlook Cayuga's clifflike banks. Near the southern end of the lake are Taughannock Falls, 215 ft (66 m) high.
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