Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake kāyo͞o´gə, 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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