I love this e-mail I received from a Faithful Follower:
We came to Skaneateles for the school, but now that my son is in college we are staying for the same reasons you gave (walkability, environment) and then some: We're outdoors people and we love all the opportunities which Skaneateles provides:
- Community center - swimming, skating (out of towners marvel at this facility)
- Lake - sailing, swimming
- Open Spaces - 4 ski areas within an hour, hiking trails through the conservation areas, Finger Lakes Trust, Finger Lakes National Forest, and the Montezuma area. While we don't have a national park, we do have Adirondack Park and 'our' Great Lake is not an hour away.
I talk about the outdoors as a very good reason to be here (winter haters can hate all they want!) because most don't think of "New York" and the "outdoors" in the same sentence.
Well said! - M