When visiting the Lake Ontario shore you will see many recreational uses as people take to the water.
Recreational boating activities amounted to $16 billion spent in all of the Great Lakes in a 2003 study supporting thousands of jobs directly and indirectly. Lake Ontario has millions of boaters who boost the economy of marinas, restaurants, cities and towns along the 712 miles of its shoreline each year. Many lakeside communities over the last decade have enhanced their waterfront areas to attract more and more recreational boaters.
Personal watercraft like jet skis account for many people’s idea of a fun time on Lake Ontario water.
Wind power is also well represented with sailboats often seen racing on Lake Ontario near Port Ontario, New York.
Not all the action is on the water but can be found on Lake Ontario beaches where millions of winter weary upstate New Yorkers converge during the summer months. Swimming, picniking, sunbathing and the ever popular sand castle building fun are seen.