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Here are the 58 lakes we have listed within USA > Mid-Atlantic > New York - 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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Canandaigua Lake
(New York, USA)
36 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 ...
Long Lake
(New York, USA)
35 Long Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Skaneateles Lake
(New York, USA)
31 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 ...
Swinging Bridge Lake
(New York, USA)
28 Swinging Bridge Lake Message Forums 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 hydroelectric power. Bethel, Forestburgh, Lumberland, and Thompson are the four townships that border Swinging Bridge Lake. The lake's name derived ...
Chateaugay Lakes
(New York, USA)
25 Chateaugay Lakes Pictures Chateaugay Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Upper Chateaugay Lake, Lower Chateaugay Lake
Sprawling across nearly 3,200 acres near the Canadian border, the Chateaugay Lakes are held dear in the hearts of many northern New Yorkers. Located entirely within the Adirondack Park borders, Upper Chateaugay Lake and Lower Chateaugay Lake are connected by the main channel of the Chateaugay River. ...
Schroon Lake
(New York, USA)
24 Schroon Lake Pictures Schroon Lake Message Forums Whether you are looking for relaxation in a peaceful, countryside location or four-season outdoor adventure, Schroon Lake is an exciting lake resort area nestled in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York state. Located in Essex and Warren Counties, the Township of Schroon Lake and the hamlet ...
Owasco Lake
(New York, USA)
23 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 ...
Saratoga Lake
(New York, USA)
23 Saratoga Lake Pictures Saratoga Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Greenwood Lake
(New Jersey, USA / New York, USA)
22 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 body in Orange County, New York. It is owned by the Division of Parks and Forestry, and is used for recreational purposes. Overlooked by the Bearfoot ...

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