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Here are the 103 lakes we have listed within USA > Mid-Atlantic - compared by Longest Shorelines.

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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
871 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)
712 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)
587 Lake Champlain Pictures Lake Champlain, straddling New York and Vermont in the USA, and Quebec in Canada, is a natural freshwater lake seated 96 feet above sea level. Briefly designated a Great Lake by President Bill Clinton in 1998, Lake Champlain reaches a maximum depth of 400 feet, covers an impressive 435 square miles, ...
Finger Lakes
(New York, USA)
384 Finger Lakes Pictures Finger Lakes Message Forums 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 ...
Great Sacandaga Lake
(New York, USA)
125 Great Sacandaga Lake Pictures Great Sacandaga Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Raystown Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
110 Raystown Lake Pictures Raystown Lake, at 8,300 acres, is the largest lake located entirely within Pennsylvania's borders. The lake is nestled in the southern Allegheny Mountains of Huntingdon County. Its average depth is 80 feet, with a maximum depth of 200 feet. The United States Army Corps of Engineers created Raystown ...
Lake George
(New York, USA)
109 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 ...
Raquette Lake
(New York, USA)
99 Raquette Lake Pictures Raquette Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Cayuga Lake
(New York, USA)
96 Cayuga Lake Pictures Cayuga Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Allegheny Reservoir
(New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA)
91 Allegheny Reservoir Pictures Allegheny Reservoir Message Forums 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. ...
Liberty Reservoir
(Maryland, USA)
82 Liberty Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Liberty Lake
Liberty Reservoir, also known as Liberty Lake, is located in the Patapsco region of the Chesapeake Bay watershed within Maryland's Baltimore suburbs. The watershed covers portions of both Baltimore and Carroll Counties. This area was the former site of the Melville Woolen Mills. The land was purchased ...
Seneca Lake
(New York, USA)
75 Seneca Lake Pictures Seneca Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Cranberry Lake
(New York, USA)
71 Cranberry Lake Pictures Cranberry Lake Message Forums 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 the least developed lakes in the region. Although the Adirondacks are known as a resort area, the majority of the shoreline of Cranberry Lake is in state ...
Pymatuning Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA / Ohio, USA)
70 Pymatuning Lake Pictures Also known as: Pymatuning Reservoir
Pymatuning Lake, located in northwestern Pennsylvania and spilling over into northeastern Ohio, is a lake of superlatives: Clocking in at 17,088 acres in area, 17 miles in length, and 1.6 miles in width, it is the largest lake in Pennsylvania aside from Lake Erie. Pymatuning Lake is also one of North ...
Deep Creek Lake
(Maryland, USA)
65 Deep Creek Lake Pictures Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland, covering about 3,900 acres in the Allegheny Mountains of western Maryland. Since its creation in the 1920s, the reservoir has grown into a four-season recreation destination with boating, water sports, swimming, fishing, hiking and whitewater ...
Black Lake
(New York, USA)
60 Black Lake Pictures Black Lake Message Forums 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. ...
Keuka Lake
(New York, USA)
59 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, ...
Oneida Lake
(New York, USA)
55 Oneida Lake Pictures Oneida Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Lake Wallenpaupack
(Pennsylvania, USA)
52 Lake Wallenpaupack Pictures Lake Wallenpaupack is a prime recreation destination in northeast Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains region, nestled among the counties of Hawley, Pike, and Wayne. Created in 1927 by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (PPL) for hydroelectric power, the lake stretches out over 5,700 acres and boasts ...
Indian Lake
(New York, USA)
49 Indian Lake Pictures Indian Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Prettyboy Reservoir
(Maryland, USA)
46 Prettyboy Reservoir spreads out over 1,500 acres in northern Baltimore County, Maryland. It is named after Prettyboy Creek, which is a located in a section of Baltimore County known as "Devils Backbone". Legend says that a farmer bought his daughter a colt with a beautiful silken coat. The girl fell ...
Lake Hopatcong
(New Jersey, USA)
45 Lake Hopatcong Pictures Lake Hopatcong is the largest lake in New Jersey, at about nine miles long with 45 miles of shoreline and covering 2,560 acres. Only 45 miles from New York City, the lake runs between the borders of Sussex and Morris Counties tucked in the mountains in the northern part of New Jersey. Lake Hopatcong ...
Lake Arthur
(Pennsylvania, USA)
42 Lake Arthur Pictures Lake Arthur Message Forums In the warm summer breeze, sailboats dart like flocks of colorful birds across Lake Arthur's clear Pennsylvania waters. Located in Butler County, this picturesque lake is surrounded by Moraine State Park and offers 3,225 acres of water to fish, boat, and explore. With its gently rolling hills, abundant ...
Chautauqua Lake
(New York, USA)
41 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 ...
Loch Raven Reservoir
(Maryland, USA)
39 Loch Raven Reservoir Pictures The Loch Raven Reservoir is located just a few miles north of Baltimore. Unspoiled and surrounded by forests and hiking trails, it has long provided Maryland city dwellers with relief from the urban heat and humidity. The first dam and water tunnel were constructed in 1881 to channel water to nearby ...
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