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Lake Name Lake Summary
Allegheny Reservoir Allegheny Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Kinzua Dam Lake, Kinzua Lake, Lake Kinzua
Flowing across tree-covered hills in northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York, the Allegheny Reservoir's 12,080 acres provide an open invitation ...
Autumn Lake Autumn Lake is a beautiful 8-acre private lake in Orwell, New York, just a few miles east of Pulaski in Oswego County. The secluded lake offers a peaceful ...
Black Lake Black Lake Pictures Known as the best fishing destination in the 1000 Islands Region of upstate New York, Black Lake has been drawing anglers and vacationers to its shores ...
Blue Mountain Lake Blue Mountain Lake Pictures Most repeat visitors to the Adirondack Region will eventually make a visit to Blue Mountain Lake. One of the premier vacation destinations in the six ...
Brantingham Lake Brantingham Lake Pictures Brantingham Lake is located in Lewis County, New York adjacent to the scenic Adirondack Park Preserve. The local native settlers originally named the ...
Canada Lake Set on the southern tip of the Adirondack State Park's six million acres, Canada Lake presents idyllic beauty with a small town feel. Alone, Canada Lake's ...
Canadarago Lake Reported as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in New York by the Department of Environmental Conservation, Canadarago Lake located in central New ...
Canadice Lake The smallest of New York's famous Finger Lakes, Canadice Lake measures just 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Its 640 acres are almost wholly undeveloped, ...
Canandaigua Lake Canandaigua Lake Pictures Canandaigua Lake, located in Ontario County's "Lake Country," is the fourth largest Finger Lake, stretching out over 15.5 miles in length and 1.5 miles ...
Cassadaga Lakes Cassadaga Lakes Pictures Also known as: Cassadaga Lake, Cassadaga Chain of Lakes, Upper Cassadaga Lake, Middle Cassadaga Lake, Lower Cassadaga Lake, Lily Dale Lake
Cassadaga Lakes, in New York's Chautauqua-Allegheny Region, have attracted a diverse group of residents over the years. Cassadaga is a Native American ...
Cayuga Lake Cayuga Lake Pictures Cayuga Lake, located in western New York, is the second largest Finger Lake in both surface area and volume. Boasting 38.2 miles in length, 1.7 miles ...
Cazenovia Lake Cazenovia Lake Pictures Glacier-carved Cazenovia Lake is the largest lake in Madison County, New York. Bordered by the Town of Cazenovia and the Village of Cazenovia, this residential ...
Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Chautauqua
Chautauqua Lake, located in idyllic Western New York state, has been a destination for vacationers for more than a century. At 1,308 feet above sea level, ...
Conesus Lake Conesus Lake Pictures Livingston County, New York considers Conesus Lake to be its pride and joy, the jewel of the county. Indeed, this Finger Lake's original Seneca name means ...
Copake Lake Copake Lake, the largest lake in Columbia County, New York, offers a wide range of activities both on the water and off water through all four seasons. ...
Cossayuna Lake Cossayuna Lake Pictures For picturesque views of scenic mountain ranges, Cossayuna Lake is your top destination. Located in Washington County, New York, Cossayuna Lake is located ...
Cranberry Lake Cranberry Lake Pictures The best of the Adirondacks is on full display at Cranberry Lake. Located near the edge of six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Cranberry Lake is one of ...
Crystal Lake Also known as: Sixtown Pond, Little Stony Creek Pond
Nestled in quiet corner of Jefferson County, New York is a peaceful lake known by three names: Crystal Lake, Little Stony Creek Pond, and Sixtown Pond. ...
Eagle Lake Also known as: Chilson Pond, Long Pond, Paragon Pond
A quiet lake located in Essex County, New York, Eagle Lake is home to beautiful scenery of the Adirondack area. With its close proximity to many attractions, ...
Essex Chain of Lakes Essex Chain of Lakes Pictures Also known as: Deer Pond, Mud Pond, Third Lake, Seventh Lake, Sixth Lake, Fifth Lake, Fourth Lake, Second Lake, First Lake
After long months of anticipation and hours of negotiation, the newly-acquired Essex Chain of Lakes opened in New York's Adirondacks region. An 11,600-acre ...
Finger Lakes Finger Lakes Pictures The Finger Lakes Region of New York is one of the nation's favorite recreation and vacation destinations. The series of eleven long, narrow lakes are ...
Fulton Chain of Lakes Fulton Chain of Lakes Pictures Also known as: Fulton Lakes, Fulton Chain
The Fulton Chain of Lakes is a string of eight sparkling lakes located in the scenic Central Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The chain begins ...
Glen Lake Glen Lake, a quiet relatively uncrowded lake, is located in Warren County, New York. The beauty of this destination is enhanced by its close proximity ...
Great Sacandaga Lake Great Sacandaga Lake Pictures Also known as: Great Sacanadaga Reservoir
Great Sacandaga Lake, located in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, is a reservoir built to control flooding on the Hudson River and the Sacandaga ...
Green Lakes Green Lakes Pictures Also known as: Green Lake, Fayetteville Green Lake, Round Lake
Two little-known lakes in the Finger Lakes region of New York offer a geological mystery inviting the attention of scientists around the world. Green ...
Greenwood Lake Greenwood Lake Pictures Formerly known as "Long Pond", Greenwood Lake is a natural reservoir that straddles the New York/New Jersey border. The lake is the largest freshwater ...
Hemlock Lake Hemlock Lake Pictures Hemlock Lake, at just 7 miles long and a half mile wide, is one of New York's smallest Finger Lakes, and one of two reserved for supplying water to the ...
Honeoye Lake Honeoye Lake Pictures Honeoye Lake, one of New York state's famous Finger Lakes, is located in beautiful Ontario County. Clean and pristine, this minor Finger Lake is the county's ...
Indian Lake Indian Lake Pictures Surrounded by the grandeur of the Adirondack Mountains, Indian Lake, in northern New York's Adirondack Vacation region, is a 4,365-acre lake well known ...
Keuka Lake Keuka Lake Pictures Keuka Lake, nicknamed Lady of the Lakes for its vast natural beauty, boasts two unique characteristics that set it apart from its sister Finger Lakes: ...
Kinderhook Lake Kinderhook Lake Pictures In the early 1900's, travelers rode the train for hours to play along the shores of Kinderhook Lake. Getting to the lake in New York's Berkshires requires ...
Lake Champlain Lake Champlain Pictures Lake Champlain, straddling New York and Vermont in the USA, and Quebec in Canada, is a natural freshwater lake seated about 100 feet above sea level. ...
Lake Erie Lake Erie Pictures Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America, straddles the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and the Canadian province of Ontario. ...
Lake George Lake George Pictures Sitting pretty at the base of New York's majestic Adirondack Mountains, Lake George's nickname is "Queen of American Lakes." The 28,000-acre glacial lake ...
Lake Huntington Tucked away in the Catskills region of New York, Lake Huntington is just a few miles from the long and winding Delaware River and the border of Pennsylvania. ...
Lake Minnewaska Lake Minnewaska Pictures Also known as: Coxing Pond
An unusual world nestles atop the Shawangunk Mountain ridge in New York's Catskills region, and Lake Minnewaska is a vital part of that rare world. The ...
Lake Ontario Lake Ontario Pictures Lake Ontario, one of the world's five Great Lakes, weaves over state and country borders, delighting Americans, Canadians, and visiting tourists with ...
Lake Placid Lake Placid Pictures Set among tall pines and white birches in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, Lake Placid is a spring-fed, sparkling 2,173-acre lake ...
Lake St. Francis Lake St. Francis Pictures Also known as: Lac Saint-Francois
Lake St. Francis is part of the 2,340 mile system of locks, canals, and channels that link the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence ...
Lake Tappan Lake Tappan Pictures Also known as: Tappan Lake, Lake Tappan Reservoir, Tappan Reservoir
Lake Tappan is one of a series of reservoirs that was created to deliver drinking water to the huge population of the New York City metro area. The lake ...
Lime Lake Lime Lake is nestled in the remote Chautauqua-Allegheny region of southwestern New York. The Chautauqua-Allegheny tourism region is known as the "Wild ...
Long Lake Located in the heart of New York State's majestic Adirondack Mountains, 4,077-acre Long Lake is indeed the longest lake in the area stretching for 14 ...
Loon Lake Loon Lake Pictures Loon Lake is tucked in amongst the magnificent Adirondack Mountains. In 1892, in an effort to protect the water, timber and natural beauty of the Adirondack ...
Mirror Lake Mirror Lake Pictures Mirror Lake is located in the High Peaks area of New York's Adirondacks, just south of the more famous Lake Placid. The Village of Lake Placid surrounds ...
Oneida Lake Oneida Lake Pictures Covering more than 51,000 acres, Oneida Lake is the largest lake located entirely within the state of New York. Named after the Iroquois Nation Oneida ...
Onondaga Lake Onondaga Lake Pictures Long before its discovery by French explorers, Onondaga Lake was the location of the Iroquois Confederacy of tribes agreement. The 'Great Peacemaker' ...
Otisco Lake Otisco Lake Pictures Approximately 20 miles southwest of Syracuse, New York, Otisco Lake is the easternmost of the 11 Finger Lakes. Just under six miles long, 3/4 miles across ...
Otsego Lake Otsego Lake Pictures Proclaimed to be one of the prettiest lakes in New York, Otsego Lake is loved by the residents who live there and those lucky enough to have visited. ...
Owasco Lake Owasco Lake Pictures Owasco Lake is the sixth largest of the eleven Finger Lakes. Its name, from a Mohawk or Iroquois term, translates to "crossing." The Finger Lakes were ...
Oxbow Lake Oxbow Lake Pictures A perfect view over a perfect lake: that describes beautiful little Oxbow Lake in the Adirondack region of New York. Other lakes may be bigger than Oxbow's ...
Paradox Lake Paradox Lake gets its name from a unique occurrence which happens every spring. Melting snow in the eastern Adirondack Mountains flows into Schroon River. ...
Peck's Lake Peck's Lake Pictures Also known as: Peck Lake
Peck's Lake is tucked away at the southern edge of New York's renowned Adirondack Park. This 1,370-acre reservoir has been providing recreation for well ...
Raquette Lake Raquette Lake Pictures Also known as: Racquette Lake
Raquette Lake lies in the center of Adirondacks Park - a natural, unspoiled gem that draws nature enthusiasts from around the world. Raquette Lake (sometimes ...
Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant Pictures Sacandaga Lake and Lake Pleasant are the crown jewels of Hamilton County, anchor community of central Adirondack Park. The community of Lake Pleasant ...
Saranac Lakes Saranac Lakes Pictures Also known as: Lower Saranac Lake, Middle Saranac Lake, Upper Saranac Lake
New York's Saranac Lakes -- Lower Saranac Lake, Middle Saranac Lake, and Upper Saranac Lake -- offer visitors peaceful islands, incredible Adirondack ...
Saratoga Lake Saratoga Lake Pictures Saratoga Lake, in upstate New York, is a 4,028-acre natural lake just north of the resort town of Saratoga Springs. The lake begins at the northern entry ...
Schroon Lake Schroon Lake Pictures Whether you are looking for relaxation in a peaceful, countryside location or four-season outdoor adventure, Schroon Lake is an exciting lake resort area ...
Seneca Lake Seneca Lake Pictures Seneca Lake, one of western New York's famous Finger Lakes, is the largest lake to be entirely contained within the borders of the state. Seneca Lake ...
Skaneateles Lake Skaneateles Lake Pictures Skaneateles Lake, pronounced "skany-atlas" or "skinny-atlas," is one of New York's famous Finger Lakes. Its name means "long lake" in one of the local ...
Sleepy Hollow Lake Sleepy Hollow Lake and the surrounding area proclaim to be the "Best Kept Secret in New York." Nestled in Greene County between the Hudson River and ...
Swan Lake Swan Lake Pictures Old timers remember it as Stevensville Pond, but locals now know Swan Lake as the perfect spot for small town relaxation with access to big city musicians. ...
Swinging Bridge Lake Also known as: Swinging Bridge Reservoir
Swinging Bridge Lake is a Catskills lake located in southern Sullivan County, New York and was formed by the damming of the Mongaup River in 1926 for ...
Sylvia Lake Sylvia Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Killarney (historical)
Tucked neatly away on the border between New York's Adirondack and Thousand Islands regions, Sylvia Lake is the perfect Northern New York location for ...
Trout Lake Trout Lake, a scenic residential lake, is located within the Adirondacks tourism region of New York and a mere 20 miles from Lake George, "Queen of American ...
West Caroga Lake West Caroga Lake brushes up against the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The 319-acre freshwater lake has become a year-round destination in eastern ...
Yankee Lake Located on the top of West Shawangunk Ridge in the Catskill Mountains, Yankee Lake is located in Sullivan County, New York. Yankee Lake has a rich and ...

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