About Syracuse Lake

Located in Kosciusko County, Indiana, just south of the resort town of Syracuse, you'll discover the tranquil beauty of Syracuse Lake. This pristine natural lake spans 411 acres, has a maximum depth of 34 feet, and an average depth of 13 feet.
Syracuse Lake is linked to the state’s largest natural lake, Lake Wawasee—making it a true gem for both nature enthusiasts and seekers of serene aquatic wonders.
People can spend the days enjoying many water activities like swimming, jet skiing, water skiing, motor boating, sailing, kayaking, and fishing. Public beaches at Lakeside Park on the north shore of the lake and Hoy’s Beach on Henry Street on the northwest shore provide idyllic settings for refreshing swims and leisurely lounging. As for fishing, anglers can catch a variety of fish—largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, and northern pike.
The fun doesn’t end when winter hits. When the lake freezes, ice skating, ice fishing, ice boating, and snowmobiling are some activities people can enjoy.
Aside from its charming waters and inviting water activities, Syracuse Lake is entirely surrounded by the Syracuse-Wawasee trail system, as well—offering more outdoor recreational opportunities. Immerse in relaxing greeneries by biking, hiking, running, or taking a relaxing stroll. Along your journey, you can spot plenty of wildlife like turtles and great blue herons. The expansive network of over 4 miles of trails also provides a convenient link to the northern part of Lake Wawasee, and is within walking distance to downtown restaurants, and shops, among others.

Numerous year-round events that are perfect for families and friend groups are conducted in the area. In the summer, local entertainers gather in the park to perform in the Park Rhythms event. Mid-May through Mid-October, the annual Farmer’s Market opens, highlighting local artists and farmers who bring their handmade items and homegrown food to sell. Other events held throughout the year include the CruisIn & Carshow, Garden shows, Art Blasts, Art Fairs, Syracuse Summerfest, 4th of July activities, the Annual Triathlon, Fall Harvest Festival, and Holiday Celebration.
There are plenty of other entertainment options in nearby Warsaw, Goshen, and other surrounding towns. Residents of Syracuse Lake enjoy numerous golf courses, movie theaters, and fine dining, including three boat-accessible restaurants. The nearby Amish Acres, Essenhaus, and Shipshewana provide distinct cultural opportunities for shoppers to enjoy.
Local manufacturing employers include Polywood, Parker Hannifin, Polar Kraft Boats, Travel Lite RV, and Colbin Tool Company.
Complete your stay in Syracuse with a culinary exploration with the area's plentiful dining options. For delectable seafood, The Channel Marker located on the passage between the lakes is a standout choice. If you're craving exceptional quality sushi, Kiyomi Japanese Cuisine is renowned for its offerings. And to cap off your experience, unwind with drinks at the charming Frog Tavern.
With a vibrant and active community surrounded by nature and an overflow of events and activities, Syracuse truly shows off its charm. While Syracuse, Indiana has a residential population of approximately 3,000, it can go up to 35,000 in season. Because of its homey feel and the number of recreational activities, it’s an ideal spot for both residents and tourists.
Whether you’re simply going for a weekend trip, a seasonal vacation, retirement, or want a place to live year-round, you should definitely check out the Syracuse-Wawasee area. Condos and lakefront homes overlook the clear, sparkling water, giving the residents a stunning view and unparalleled water access. Take a look at these homes for sale on Syracuse Lake.

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