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Lake Ontario New York Outdoor Recreation
Lake Ontario, New York abounds with opportunities for outdoor recreation. Hiking, canoeing, backpacking, birding, fishing, sailing, charter tours and more. We have it all here... covering parts of 7 New York Counties.

From this page you'll be able to get well-maintained event calendars, information about the local geography, driving directions, maps, lodging, etc. all brought to you by New York-based organizations dedicated to preserving and sharing our natural resources with people from all over the world.

Lake Ontario is similar to Lake Erie in length and breadth (193 miles by 53 miles). Yet with its greater average depth (approximately 283 feet), Lake Ontario holds almost four times the volume (393 cubic miles) and has a retention time of about 6 years. The drainage basin covers parts of Ontario and New York, and a small portion of Pennsylvania. Major urban industrial centers, such as Hamilton and Toronto, are located on its shore. The U.S. shore is less urbanized and is not intensively farmed.

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Pier One Charters in Wolcott, NY... Located in Port Bay / Lake Ontario. We offer Fishing Charters & Waterfront lodging on Port Bay. Cabins hold from 4 to 8 people. Fishing Charters for Salmon, Trout and Smallmouth Bass. Our Charter season runs from April to October, with cabins available all year round.
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Reel Easy Sport Fishing on Lake Ontario invites you to enjoy a great day of fishing on Lake Ontario aboard Reel Easy Sportfishing Charters with Captain Warren Welch from Rochester, New York. New York State stocks over 3.5 million salmonids annually into Lake Ontario and its tributaries. Whether you want to catch lake trout, brown trout, steelheads, coho salmon, or the giant chinook king salmon you will have a great day on Lake Ontario.

Our customers often catch the largest fresh water fish of their life. Lake Trout average over 10 lbs. and 20 lb lakers are not uncommon. Steelheads and coho salmon range from 5 - 20 lbs. Brown trout average 8-9 lbs, and when the chinook king salmon stage for their run up the Genesee River they average 25 - 30 lbs. We supply all rods, reels, lures, equipment, and a large cooler on board for your catch. We will fillet and bag your catch at the end of the day.

Lake Ontario Sailing invites you to look, click, and explore their site, and the water wonderland called Lake Ontario. Featuring a personalized view of the Lake you'll range from a small personal look at Rochester and the Genesee River, to sailing experiences around the lake. Nice maps of local ports and yacht clubs as well.
Lake Ontario Outdoors is the outdoor resource page for the area featuring a current fishing report on what's hot and what's not on the Lake and in the rivers draining into the lake. They offer a print magazine also.
Want to explore the area? You can make reservations, look for other lodging, attractions, events, get maps, directions... county by county. Use the map on the left or the links below!
Niagara County
Orleans County
Monroe County
Wayne County
Cayuga County
Oswego County
Jefferson County
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Lake promotes recreational and charter fishing on Lake Ontario from Rochester, New York to Pt. Breeze, New York providing Rochester Area fishing reports, lodging and travel information and species and seasonal information on Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout. The Rochester basin attracts early warm water for good spring fishing. Summer fishing includes good catches of Salmon, Steelheads, and Lake Trout. Browns can be caught closer to shore. Fall brings the legendary runs of King Salmon and Cohos. The captains on this site each have more than 25 years of fishing experience on Lake Ontario.

Lake Ontario Lighthouses has an entire section devoted to the lighthouses surrounding Lake Ontario. Explore the site to see photos, read history, get directions and plan a weekend or an entire week touring the Lakes lighthouses.

Silver Waters provides sailing instruction, women only sailing classes, charters, and excursions on Lake Ontario. They also publish books and an e-zine on the natural and maritime history of Lake Ontario. Silver Waters Sailing offers you a variety of options for up to 4 people to get afloat and explore the Great Lake. All trips are aboard a safe stable 32 foot sloop with a Coast Guard licensed captain. Lessons are either on their keel sloop or on a 19 foot Lighting. They also offer a 10 % discount on weekday and evening trips. Our trips last approximately 2.5 hours. A good way to "get your feet wet".
The New York State Seaway Trail is a 454 mile scenic route paralleling Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. A well-marked alternative to super highways and modern toll roads, the Seaway Trail leads to eye-opening treasures you might otherwise overlook. Traveling the Trail takes you to sophisticated cities, quaint villages, your favorite fishing port, and dozens of family attractions, restaurants, accommodations and shops. If you want a good taste of Lake Ontario and have a little time, this is well worth the time. Happy trails!

For other recreational ideas to share with friends and families be sure to stop in at the New York Visitors Network. You'll find complete maps, activities sorted by topic and location, online reservation capabilities for your favorite type of lodging and much more. Use our map to find towns, cities and counties and, when you stumble across something that interests you look for the "What to Do" link found on any of our 62 New York County pages. Just remember...visit New York, you'll be glad you did.

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