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Lake Name Area in acres Lake Description
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
6,261,500 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. The lake is named after the Native American tribe that inhabited its shores before being killed off by the Iroquois League for aiding their enemy, ...
Lake Ontario
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA)
4,697,600 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 its deep, clear, clean waters. Proudly home to a staggering 4,700,000 acres (7,340 square miles), Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, the ...
Lake Champlain
(Quebec, Canada / New York, USA / Vermont, USA)
271,000 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. Briefly dubbed a Great Lake in 1998, Lake Champlain reaches a maximum depth of 400 feet, covers an impressive 435 square miles, stretches more than 100 ...
Finger Lakes
(New York, USA)
133,480 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 the result of ancient small lakes and stream valleys re-carved by the last glacier to cover the area. Lying north to south, these unique parallel lakes ...
Lake St. Francis
(Ontario, Canada / Quebec, Canada / New York, USA)
67,213 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 River known as the St. Lawrence Seaway. The 31 mile long lake borders southeastern Ontario, southwestern Quebec, and northern New York State. Lac ...
Oneida Lake
(New York, USA)
51,072 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 Tribe who lived in the area, Oneida Lake is about 21 miles long and more than five miles wide at its widest point. The lake is one of the links in the ...
Seneca Lake
(New York, USA)
43,243 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 stretches out over a vast 43,343 acres and 38 long miles, with Watkins Glen on the south shore and Geneva on the north shore. With a maximum depth of ...
Cayuga Lake
(New York, USA)
42,956 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 in average width, 42,956 surface acres, and a maximum depth of 435 feet, this Finger Lake will give you all the room you need to explore. The parks ...
Lake George
(New York, USA)
28,160 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 is dotted with islands and notable rock formations, and is surrounded by lovely mountains and scenic vistas. Though its history is rich, today the ...
Great Sacandaga Lake
(New York, USA)
26,880 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 River. But the functionality of the dam is often overlooked as residents and visitors alike think of Great Sacandaga Lake as a year-round recreational ...
Chautauqua Lake
(New York, USA)
13,156 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, Chautauqua Lake is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. Only about 6 miles from the shores of Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake ...
Allegheny Reservoir
(New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA)
12,080 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 to enjoy and explore the great outdoors. Located in Warren and McKean Counties, Allegheny Reservoir is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds Tourism Region. ...
Keuka Lake
(New York, USA)
11,584 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: First, rather than being long and narrow, Keuka Lake is Y-shaped. This characteristic lends accounts for the lake's old nickname of Crooked Lake. Second, ...
Canandaigua Lake
(New York, USA)
10,553 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 in width. Canandaigua is Iroquois for "chosen spot," a fitting name, as it is an area of stunning natural beauty; 50% of its shoreline and surrounding ...
Skaneateles Lake
(New York, USA)
8,960 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 Iroquois languages, and it reaches out over three counties: Cortland, Cayuga, and Onondaga. The lake sits at an elevation higher than the other Finger ...
Black Lake
(New York, USA)
7,761 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 for well over a hundred years. The natural lake covers 7,761 acres in a long, narrow ribbon gouged from the rock by the last glaciers in the region. ...
Owasco Lake
(New York, USA)
6,665 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 formed thousands of years ago by the region's receding glaciers. Although Owasco Lake is an impressive 177 feet deep, it is relatively shallow compared ...
Raquette Lake
(New York, USA)
5,935 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 spelled Racquette Lake) is the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks, with nearly a hundred irregular miles of shoreline, 80% of which is owned ...
Fulton Chain of Lakes
(New York, USA)
4,396 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 with Old Forge Pond in Herkimer County and ends at Eighth Lake before it reaches Raquette Lake in Hamilton County. All of the lakes in the chain are ...
Indian Lake
(New York, USA)
4,365 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 for its year round attractions. With a southwest to northeast orientation in the hamlets of Indian Lake and Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, Indian ...
Long Lake
(New York, USA)
4,077 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 miles through Hamilton County. Over half of the shoreline has been developed, but much still retains its original wilderness setting. The hamlet of Long ...
Otsego Lake
(New York, USA)
4,046 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. The lake has been immortalized by the author James Fenimore Cooper who based the setting of several of his novels at the lake he fictionalized as Glimmerglass ...
Saratoga Lake
(New York, USA)
4,028 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 of Kayderosseras Creek where it is one and a half miles wide and ends at an eighth of a mile wide outlet called Fish Creek at its southern end. The ...
Conesus Lake
(New York, USA)
3,420 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 "Always Beautiful," and with emerald green shores and sapphire blue waters, Conesus Lake lives up to both of its names, affording the area's residents ...
Onondaga Lake
(New York, USA)
2,965 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' brought together the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk Nations on the shores of Onondaga Lake. These warring nations accepted the legendary ...

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