Lake Ge­orge, NY

Power & Motor Yacht - - EXPOSURE -

I grew up in Bolton, New York, which is lo­cated on the shore of Lake Ge­orge. I can as­sure you, the lake is one of the best boat­ing des­ti­na­tions around. Some­times re­ferred to as the Queen of Amer­i­can Lakes, it was first named by St. Isaac Jogues, who called it Lac du Saint Sacre­ment, or Lake of the Blessed Sacra­ment, be­cause its shape re­sem­bles a cru­ci­fix and host. It was re­named dur­ing the French and In­dian War in honor of King Ge­orge of Eng­land. It’s a mag­nif­i­cent body of wa­ter. About 32 miles long, it has over 170 is­lands (148 are state-owned) to ex­plore. I sug­gest you dive into the lake and open your mouth and drink, as many of us na­tives still do; then stare down into some of the clear­est wa­ter you’ll ever see and take it all in; the ex­pe­ri­ence will never leave you. In fact, you’ll prob­a­bly want to do it again, year af­ter year. The south end of the lake has many res­tau­rants, bars, and things to do with the kids. As you pro­ceed north to­ward the Nar­rows of Lake Ge­orge, you will find more and more nat­u­ral beauty at places like Par­adise Bay, Shelv­ing Rock, and Rodgers Slide. —Peter Lu­chini

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