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Skaneateles named one of best ‘hideaways’ in NY

A recent story on CNN.com named Skaneateles as one of the five best hideaways in New York state.

In an article titled, “5 hideaways that aren't the Hamptons,” writer Annie Fitzsimmons wrote:

“Just think ‘Skinny at las(t),’ dropping the T, when trying to pronounce Skaneateles. This small town sits on the shores of on an unspoiled blue lake in central New York's Finger Lakes region, named for 11 lakes that resemble fingers if you look at it from above. The area is known for a wealth of outdoor and water activities on Skaneateles Lake in the summer, as well as the wine trail, B&Bs and home decor shops.

Visiting the Mirbeau Inn and Spa feels like you're visiting the grand country estate of a rich uncle, with fine dining and a spa that rivals those of Manhattan's hotels. For a top dinner choice, Rosalie's Cucina has a reputation that goes beyond the Finger Lakes and is evocative of a bustling Tuscan trattoria. The restaurant, serving heaping plates of salad and pasta, has welcomed A-list guests alongside its local clientele and visitors. You'll see a long line at Doug's Fish Fry, but it moves fast, offering fresh, delicious seafood perfect for lunch.”

CNN also called the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce last week to ask for some pictures of Skaneateles for its report, which were supplied by John Francis McCarthy and Sarah Wiles.

Chamber of commerce Executive Director Sue Dove, said the chamber hopes the story will also be broadcast on CNN on TV as well, although she did not know if that would occur.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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