The village of Skaneateles, along the northern shores of the lake, is widely regarded as being among the finest villages in all of the Finger Lakes. The charming hamlet boasts a well-developed infrastructure and attractions for the tourist trade, including a variety of hotels, inns and bed & breakfasts, a full calendar of activities and events, and a broad range of quality eateries. The village also has a rich, well-documented history that dates back to revolutionary times—the first settlers were veterans of the Revolutionary War who were awarded land grants as compensation for military service.