Cayuga Lake is the longest of central New York’s glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest in surface area (marginally smaller than Seneca Lake) and second largest in volume. It is just under 40 miles long. Its average width is 1.7 miles, and it is 3.5 mi wide at its widest point near Aurora. It is approximately 435 ft deep at its deepest point. The city of Ithaca, New York, site of Ithaca College and Cornell University, is located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake.