7 Lakes You Didn’t Know Existed in Upstate New York

When someone says “I’m going to my lake house in Upstate New York,” immediately people think of the famed Queen of American Lakes, Lake George, or the popular tourist destination, Saratoga Lake, or even sometimes they think way north to Lake Champlain or Lake Placid. What most people don’t realize is there are actually a TON of smaller lakes in our region, and many of them make great vacation destinations. Here’s seven different lakes that are not as well known, but are great fun for the family!

1. Crooked Lake, Averill Park NY

This charming lake is a popular wedding destination. Tucked away east of Albany, in Averill Park, this private lake allows only residents of the lake access, with no public boat launch. We hear there’s good bass fishing too!


36 Huntley Road, Averill Park NY | $795,000


2. Second Lake, Old Forge NY

Many of you may have heard of “Old Forge” and “Fourth Lake” but not too many people know that there’s actually an entire chain of lakes that link together called the “Fulton Chain Lakes.” Each of these lakes would make a great destination. Some are more secluded in the Adirondacks than others.


205 Pine Acres Rd, Old Forge | $1,750,000


3. Friends Lake, Chestertown NY

Another beautiful but private lake, this one features a Slalom Course for it’s residents. It allows motorized boats and is about 2.5-3 miles long.



4. Trout Lake, Bolton Landing NY

This 1.3 mile adorable lake sits above Lake George. It’s a popular water skiing lake, and it’s extremely quiet, which it’s residents love.


9 Pine Tree Ln, Bolton Landing NY | $84,900


5. Pecks Lake, Gloversville NY

This man-made, 5 mile long lake is full of charm, and also full of fish! The lake is home to Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Brown Trout, Pickerel, Large Mouth Bass & more! Pecks Lake is also known as one of the last few remaining unpolluted lakes in the Southern Adirondacks since it has yet to be affected by acid rain.


524 North Shore Rd, Gloversville NY | $450,000


6. Loon Lake, Chester NY

This public reservoir is also a popular fishing area and features a sandy beach and park open to anyone looking for a good time! It’s certainly not as busy as some of the other lakes, making it desirable for those looking for peace and quiet.


3 Lower Birchwood, Chestertown NY | $749,000


7. Long Lake

This beautiful 14 mile lake will give you a true Adirondack experience. Nestled in the Adirondack Park, you get the full experience of serenity and privacy while enjoying the great outdoors. The town offers unique shopping and eateries for the not-so-outdoors type.

0020_627Deerland_FoxHillEstate_LongLake_Burke_062314elc627 Deerland, Long Lake NY | $2,999,000

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6 White Kitchens That Could Be Yours

What’s your dream kitchen like? Is it dark cherry? Light tan? Airy and fresh? Does it have large windows full of natural light? Or is it just plain white? Check out six different kitchens that could be yours featuring white cabinets.


1. Natural Wood

This kitchen is spacious, featuring multiple islands and a large window brimming with natural light. It is a designer’s dream, pairing white cabinets with the subtle charm of natural wood and granite.


250 Shaw Road, Lake George NY | $3,490,000 USD


2. Modernized Farmhouse

This historic farmhouse features a completely updated, contemporary kitchen. You still feel the charm of the old world with the white pleated cabinets and beautiful hardwood flooring.


406 Maben Road, Princetown NY | $995,000 USD


3. The Galley

Also an updated farmhouse, this galley kitchen boasts modern stainless steel appliances with granite counter tops, all while giving hints of its historic charm by adding antique lighting fixtures.


2 Creek Bend, Stillwater NY | $399,900 USD


4. Old-Time Charm

There’s something about a historic home. You don’t feel as though you’re just viewing a house, you feel as though the house has a story to tell you. This white kitchen is lined with a classic wallpaper, keeping it’s rustic charm in combination with modern upgrades. And how cool is the butcher’s block?


108 Circular St, Saratoga Springs NY | $1,150,000


5. Adding Color

Want to really make those white cabinets stand out? Why not add the pop of a bright color? Or two… See how the red knobs and cherry wood play off the blue nicely?


4 Pheasant Run, Saratoga Springs NY | $750,000 USD


6. The Fresh, Modern Look

If you have complete control over the look you want, why not go with beautiful pale custom tiling and an off white cabinet with a weathered look, keeping everything open and fresh. Accent lights definitely can add to the charm too.


5 Pine Hollow, Mendon NY | $399,900 USD