Findley Lake

Findley Lake is a friendly hideaway in New York’s Chautauqua-Allegheny Region. This 292-acre lake was created in 1815 when Revolutionary War veteran Alexander Findley built a small dam over a brook to power his mill. The resulting impoundment joined two…

Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake Shoreline

Big Tupper Lake is a perfect specimen of the natural lakes found in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The 3,850-acre lake formed from a glacial hollow along the course of the Raquette River, with more water contributions from…

Rushford Lake

Cool breezes and a welcoming expanse of water greet residents and their guests at Rushford Lake. This reservoir in New York’s Chautauqua-Allegheny region has many seasonal cottages and year-round homes along its five-mile shoreline set amid treed slopes. All types…

Chateaugay Lakes

Lower Chateaugay Lake Shoreline

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…

Highland Lakes

Pochuck Boardwalk- Appalachian Trail

The Highland Lakes in New Jersey’s Skylands region have always been special. The Highland Lakes area includes the Vernon Valley, known as some of New Jersey’s most productive farmlands since Colonial times. Most lakes are the result of streams flowing…

Lakes of Pigeon Lake Wilderness

Little-known and seldom publicized, the many lakes in the Pigeon Lake Wildernes provide an opportunity for solitude and pleasant outdoor exercise for the public. Located in the central region of Adirondacks Park in Hamilton and Herkimer counties, the 50,000-acre roadless…

Lake Heritage

Lake Heritage Marina

One of Pennsylvania Dutch Country’s best residential neighborhoods is Lake Heritage, a gated community built around the shores of a 154-acre, private lake. Swimming, boating, fishing and water sports dominate the activities in the community. Only a couple of miles…

Cranberry Lake

Panoramic View of Cranberry Lake from Bear Mountain

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…

Peach Lake

Peach Lake Serenity

One of the best suburban neighborhoods outside of the New York City area surrounds little Peach Lake. Once a popular summer getaway location, the neighborhoods surrounding Peach Lake have matured into primarily year-round homes occupied by families who appreciate the…

Lake Carnegie

Springtime at Lake Carnegie

Although steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie is remembered for his library donations, one of his lesser-known gifts to society is Lake Carnegie, also known as Carnegie Lake. Constructed in the Delaware River area on Princeton University’s southern end, Lake…

Essex Chain of Lakes

Lake Blues-Newcomb

After long months of anticipation and hours of negotiation, the newly-acquired Essex Chain of Lakes opened in New York’s Adirondacks region. An 11,600-acre tract of former Finch, Pruyn and Co. land used for timber harvesting was opened October 1, 2013…

Lake Minnewaska NY

Awosting Falls

An unusual world nestles atop the Shawangunk Mountain ridge in New York’s Catskills region, and Lake Minnewaska is a vital part of that rare world. The small, 36-acre lake lies between steep cliff walls near the top of the ridge,…

Lake Aeroflex

Kittatinny Valley Vista

Tucked away within New Jersey’s Skylands region, Lake Aeroflex is the crown jewel of the Kittatinny Valley State Park. Sometimes called New Wawayanda Lake, Aeroflex is considered the deepest natural lake in the State of New Jersey. That distinction brings…

Lake Marburg

Codorus Lake Sailboat

Pennsylvania Dutch Country near Hanover, Pennsylvania holds a spectacular recreational resource called Lake Marburg. This 1,300-acre reservoir combines the needs of local industry with water-based opportunities for area residents. The lake’s creation came about in an unusual collaborative effort between…