Skaneateles, from the Iroquois meaning `long lake`, is a village on Skaneateles Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of New York. Located 30 minutes southwest of Syracuse, Skaneateles was once the playground of the titans of industry and multimillionaires. It was also the first of the Finger Lakes villages to welcome tourists, two centuries ago. Skaneateles, New York is a historic and quaint area in the state’s Finger Lakes region, home to many activities and attractions that attract both locals and tourists alike. Visitors can view historic artifacts at the historic Creamery, sample spirits and wine at the Last Shot Distillery and Anyela's Vineyards, take a scenic boat ride on Skaneateles Lake, hike to Carpenter Falls, and much more.