Plan Your Next Vacation to These Lakes in Upstate NY

You can’t describe New York without mentioning its gorgeous waterways and charming small towns. The scenic lakes in upstate NY are certainly among the main attractions in this incredible region.

Do you want to spend some time along the water in upstate New York? Here are some of the very best places to do it!

You can experience panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains and enjoy attractions like museums and theme parks.

Lake George 

Enjoy a hike among the majestic hills or browse shops and galleries. Take some time to explore tour historic mansions before embarking on the 22-mile Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail.

Canandaigua Lake 

You might think for a second you’re in the Caribbean when you see the mesmerizing blue-green shade! A nearly two-mile trail loops along the shore that you can hike on.

Green Lake 

This is the biggest of the Finger Lakes by volume because it’s about 38 miles long and almost 620 feet deep in places. The fishing is so good here that they promote it as the Lake Trout Capital of the World.

Seneca Lake 

You can do some boating or trout fishing with an excellent view of slopes covered with grape vineyards. Due to its shape, some call this lake Crooked Lake.

Keuka Lake

This longtime resort destination is probably best known as the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics. That means you can get your fill of ice skating and downhill skiing when the weather’s right.

Lake Placid 

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