Where are the 10 Best Lakes in the country? 2 of them can be found in New York.

The Empire State is home to more than 7,600 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Two are among the best of the best, with one topping them all.

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#8 Lake Champlain - New York and Vermont

Lake Champlain, the thirteenth-largest lake by area in the U.S. runs 107 miles along the New York-Vermont border.

It's been named the 8th-best lake in the country.

READ MORE: Upstate New York Among Best Places to Go in World for 2024

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#1 Lake Erie - New York

Lake Erie is the 11th largest in the world and the shallowest of the 5 Great Lakes, but it's been named the best lake in the entire country.

It's home to some of the best fishing and is popular among divers. There are anywhere from 1,400 to 8,000 shipwrecks at the bottom of the lake.

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You can see all 10 of the Best Lakes in the country at USA Today.

Lake Erie’s Most Unique and Visited Shipwreck the Indiana

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Best Lakes for Water Sports

If one honor wasn't enough, two New York lakes have also been named among the best for water sports.

#9 Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain has often been called the "Sixth Great Lake" due to it's connections to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Hudson River.

It's a great lake to enjoy waterskiing, boating, and tubing during the warm summer months.

READ MORE: New York Has One of Most Magical Frozen Lakes in the World

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#1 Lake Erie

Lake Erie took the top spot once again with USA Today calling it "an impressive outdoor adventure scene for aquatic explorers."

From fishing and boating to kayaks and tubes, Lake Erie is the best place to spend a fun day on the water. It's also popular among long distance swimmers.

READ MORE: 10 Best Fishing Lakes in New York to Reel in Big One

Lake Erie is also home to "Bessie" a loch Ness Monster type creature many people claim to have seen.

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See all 10 of the Best Lakes for Water Sports.

10 Best Lakes in New York To Reel in the Big One

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Mystical Glowing Rocks Can Be Found on Shores of the Great Lakes in New York

Mystical glowing rocks have been washing up on the shores of the Great Lakes.

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