Summer is here and it’s time to head to the lake!
With hundreds of lakes to choose from, we know everyone has their own special place to enjoy. Small unnamed mountain lakes in the Adirondacks and Catskills, magnificent Finger Lakes extending from Skanytelez to near Buffalo, or Lake Chautauqua in the farthest reaches of western New York, or “big lakes” such as Lake Ontario and Lake Ontario ‘? Ellie? Also, don’t try to mention every lake in central New York. What a list! They are all great, big or small.
This gallery presents a selection of 11 lake towns in upstate New York. Each location is near a great body of water, each location has a bit of history, and there are some great little places to eat and drink. I’ve sprinkled these references along the way and provided links where appropriate.
And, as always, there are countless lakes in upstate New York, but we picked just 11 to tease. So if your summer favorite lake isn’t on our list, visit our Facebook page and let us know.
Whether it’s boating, cookouts, overnight camping, family gatherings, great sunset opportunities, events, waterskiing or fishing, enjoy a little slice of heaven this summer…clear blue (and cold). A lake in upstate New York!
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