Lake Ontario Recreation

When visiting the Lake Ontario shore you will see many recreational uses as people take to the water.

Boating is a popular recreational use of Lake Ontario.

Boating is a popular recreational use of Lake Ontario. Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 200mm focal length.

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 this jet ski is a fun way to enjoy Lake Ontario on a hot day.

Personal watercraft like this jet ski is a fun way to enjoy Lake Ontario on a hot day. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 280, EV -0.3, 300mm focal length.

Personal watercraft like jet skis account for many people’s idea of a fun time on Lake Ontario water.

Yachting club out of Oswego racing off the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.

Yachting club out of Oswego racing off the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/400s, f/10, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 300mm focal length.

Wind power is also well represented with sailboats often seen racing on Lake Ontario near Port Ontario, New York.

Lake Ontario beaches are a haven for upstate New Yorkers after long winters.

Lake Ontario beaches are a haven for upstate New Yorkers after long winters. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/13, ISO 200, EV 0, 105mm focal length, fill flash.

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.

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12 Responses to Lake Ontario Recreation

  1. Karma says:

    Wow, the color in that first shot is sooooo gorgeous! Love it!

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  2. Nye says:

    Scott, I love all 3 boat shots, each has a different feel to it. The last shot of the boy made me smile, he probably think it’s finally summer! 🙂

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  3. campfirechilli says:

    It’s been a LONG time since I was home Scott, have any pics of Fairhaven & quick write up about that place?

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  4. LOOOVE the first one! Gorgeous!

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  6. Gerry says:

    Love those golden sunsets–they make me feel as if I were inside a melting butterscotch candy. (I am fond of butterscotch.) Of course my favorite has to be The Nephew. Puts me in mind of Rob the Firefighter in his distant youth.

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  8. RedWillow says:

    Wonderful series of the Lakes. Breathtaking

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