Lakes of New York

A collection of beautiful lakes and beaches from around Upstate New York.


The Great Lakes

Lake Ontario

The eastern-most and smallest of the Great Lakes. The largest and foremost body of fresh water for upstate New York with a coastline populated by more than 2 million in the US and 9 million in Canada. The massive size of the lake contributes greatly to local weather conditions in the area, both good and bad. There are a variety of stunning beaches to enjoy.

Lake ErieLake Erie

The fourth largest of the Great Lakes and the shallowest, Lake Erie is bordered by 4 states and Ontario, Canada. It is one of the world’s largest freshwater commercial fisheries, an important shipping route, and spotted by beautiful resorts and beaches. Lake Erie borders New York southwest of Niagara Falls.

The Finger LakesThe Finger Lakes

There’s a bit of controversy as to how many lakes actually make up the true “Finger Lakes,” a group of 10 or so digit-like lakes in Western and Central New York. Known for its wine, roads, and waterfalls, the Finger Lakes region is a premier vacation destination in the northeast United States.

Other Lakes

Green Lakes State ParkGreen Lakes State Park

Located southeast of Syracuse, Round Lake and Green Lake are glacial kettle lakes and the remnants of an ancient, gigantic waterfall. The lakes get their name from their characteristic aqua-marine color. These unique lakes are preserved within Green Lakes State Park and offer a spectacular view year-round.

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New York Historic
New York Historic

Explore the history of New York State from the comfort of your desktop. We are creating a photographic catalog of New York State historic sites. Post comments, answer trivia, and learn what has happened in your neck of the woods. NY Historic

Public Markets
Public Markets

Beautiful captures of people and products from markets around the world. From Rochester to the mountains of China. Check back for monthly updates from local Upstate New York Markets. Scenes from Public Markets

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