Oswego County is home to two major lakes in Upstate NY: Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake.
One of five U.S. Great Lakes, Lake Ontario is the 14th largest freshwater lake in the world, stretching for roughly 200 miles along New York State’s northern border from the Niagara River to the St. Lawrence River.
Oneida Lake is the largest lake located wholly within New York State. Spanning nearly 80-square miles; most of its waters are part of Oswego County.
Both lakes are prime destinations for water recreation. From fishing to boating to exploring Frenchman’s Island, the lakes offer many things to do in upstate NY.
Another smaller, but no less beautiful lake to explore is Lake Neatahwanta, which translates to “little lake by the big lake,” in Fulton.
Whether you’re going out on a fishing charter for some guided angling or taking a leisurely cruise to view a breathtaking sunset, these Upstate New York lakes are sure to charm you.