3) Seneca Lake, New York
Seneca Lake is part of the glacial Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. The high gorges in the surrounding area are strewn with many dramatic and breathtaking waterfalls. It’s the deepest lake in New York and touts being the Trout fishing capital of the world. It also boasts a unique macroclimate, making the region perfect for wine growing. The lake is fed by underground springs which keeps the water constantly moving. This, combined with the lakes great depth keeps the summertime temperatures between 70–80°F. Gorgeous View Motel is a moderately priced family-run choice for accommodations. Situated on 10-acres, it offers stunning views of the lake, nature trails and a picnic area with barbeque grills. At the north end of the lake is Seneca Lake State Park. It offers a beach, picnic areas, boating, biking and fishing. This family friendly park also features a “sprayground” water park.