Best lakes in New York

Check out the top lakes in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Prospect Park
1. Prospect Park
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1701 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-965-8951
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Mary
Five minutes from my place a 585 Acre (2.37 km) Urban Park. Main attractions of the park include the 90acre…
Nancy
Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after their completion of Manhattan's…
Russell
Park is a work of art in itself. It is the perfect place to get lost in the wilderness. Designed by Central…
1. Prospect Park
1. Prospect Park
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1701 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-965-8951
Mary
Mary
Five minutes from my place a 585 Acre (2.37 km) Urban Park. Main attractions of the park include the 90acre Long Meadow. Prospect Park Zoo…
Nancy
Nancy
Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after their completion of Manhattan's Central Park. Main attractions of…
Russell
Russell
Park is a work of art in itself. It is the perfect place to get lost in the wilderness. Designed by Central Park creators Frederick Law…
2. Central Park
2. Central Park
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1542 local reviews
Central Park, New York
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-310-6600
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Shawna
Walk to the Harlem Meer anytime of year to view this beautiful lake . In November show off your Ice Skating…
Tatyana
Central Park is a National Historic Landmark and considered the most visited park in the United States, and…
Claire
A walk through the park is a must! The Reservoir pond south of 96th st is beautiful, as is the smaller lake…
2. Central Park
2. Central Park
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1542 local reviews
Central Park, New York
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-310-6600
Shawna
Shawna
Walk to the Harlem Meer anytime of year to view this beautiful lake . In November show off your Ice Skating skills at Lasker Rink, an…
Tatyana
Tatyana
Central Park is a National Historic Landmark and considered the most visited park in the United States, and for a reason! It is absolutely…
Claire
Claire
A walk through the park is a must! The Reservoir pond south of 96th st is beautiful, as is the smaller lake near the boathouse, which is…
3. The Loeb Boathouse
3. The Loeb Boathouse
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116 local reviews
E 72nd St, Manhattan
Open · Closes 3:45 PM
+1 212-517-2233
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Kevin
You can rent a row boat for only $15 and enjoy a wonderful activity in the central park Lake for as long as…
Mich
This is a restaurant in central park overlooking a lake with little boats on it. There is a cafe where you can…
Helen
An express café or outdoor grill in warmer months, but the most romantic option by far is the lakeside dining…
3. The Loeb Boathouse
3. The Loeb Boathouse
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116 local reviews
E 72nd St, Manhattan
Open · Closes 3:45 PM
+1 212-517-2233
Kevin
Kevin
You can rent a row boat for only $15 and enjoy a wonderful activity in the central park Lake for as long as you like. Its a bit tiring but…
Mich
Mich
This is a restaurant in central park overlooking a lake with little boats on it. There is a cafe where you can just get drinks or just sit…
Helen
Helen
An express café or outdoor grill in warmer months, but the most romantic option by far is the lakeside dining room, where lunch is served…
4. James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park
4. James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park
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40 local reviews
9003 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen
+1 201-319-3747
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Abel And Danny
With a land area of 167 acres, James J. Braddock Park is one of the largest and most beautiful of Hudson…
Mary Lotis And Greg
There is a great kids' park - sprinklers galore in the Summer months and 3 separate areas for kids of various…
Mig
There is a great kids' park - sprinklers galore in the Summer months and 3 separate areas for kids of various…
4. James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park
4. James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park
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40 local reviews
9003 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen
+1 201-319-3747
Abel And Danny
Abel And Danny
With a land area of 167 acres, James J. Braddock Park is one of the largest and most beautiful of Hudson County’s parks. The park is home to…
Mary Lotis And Greg
Mary Lotis And Greg
There is a great kids' park - sprinklers galore in the Summer months and 3 separate areas for kids of various ages. Feed the ducks floating…
Mig
Mig
There is a great kids' park - sprinklers galore in the Summer months and 3 separate areas for kids of various ages. Feed the ducks floating…
5. Harlem Meer
5. Harlem Meer
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39 local reviews
Harlem Meer, Manhattan
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Mariella
Our beautiful corner of Central Park, featuring a peaceful lake, playgrounds, skating rink, swimming pool, and…
Home
Walking around the lake in the afternoon, and see geese, ducks, turtles, and all the fun locals folks hanging…
James
This 11 acre lake is one of Central Park's finest spots, surrounded by flowering trees, great place for a…
5. Harlem Meer
5. Harlem Meer
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39 local reviews
Harlem Meer, Manhattan
Mariella
Mariella
Our beautiful corner of Central Park, featuring a peaceful lake, playgrounds, skating rink, swimming pool, and Children's Discovery Center.
Home
Home
Walking around the lake in the afternoon, and see geese, ducks, turtles, and all the fun locals folks hanging out!
James
James
This 11 acre lake is one of Central Park's finest spots, surrounded by flowering trees, great place for a picnic!
6. McLoone's Boathouse
6. McLoone's Boathouse
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12 local reviews
9 Cherry Ln, West Orange
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 862-252-7108
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Zachary
Technically a restaurant, but the outside bar is the highlight! Go here on a warm night to enjoy a high-end…
Patrick
A great experience from Thursday to Saturday nights, when the band is performing. You also have a a great…
Yvonne
Beautiful place to have a bite. You can either sit outside on the deck oversee the lake or sit around the out…
6. McLoone's Boathouse
6. McLoone's Boathouse
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12 local reviews
9 Cherry Ln, West Orange
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 862-252-7108
Zachary
Zachary
Technically a restaurant, but the outside bar is the highlight! Go here on a warm night to enjoy a high-end but energetic scene with a…
Patrick
Patrick
A great experience from Thursday to Saturday nights, when the band is performing. You also have a a great view of the lake for a romantic…
Yvonne
Yvonne
Beautiful place to have a bite. You can either sit outside on the deck oversee the lake or sit around the out door fireplace to enjoy a…
7. Kissena Park
7. Kissena Park
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19 local reviews
Booth Memorial Ave, Queens
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 718-359-1297
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Christina
Idyllic local park with running/hiking trails, lake for fishing, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball,…
Vicky
Kissena Park to enjoy the beautiful lake view, next to including a golf and tennis court. 欣賞凱辛娜公園美麗的湖景…
Stavros
Kissena Park is one of the most beautiful park in queens. Go for a jog around the lake and or in the miles of…
7. Kissena Park
7. Kissena Park
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19 local reviews
Booth Memorial Ave, Queens
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 718-359-1297
Christina
Christina
Idyllic local park with running/hiking trails, lake for fishing, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball, tai chi, nd playgrounds
Vicky
Vicky
Kissena Park to enjoy the beautiful lake view, next to including a golf and tennis court. 欣賞凱辛娜公園美麗的湖景 ,旁邊有包括一個高爾夫球場和網球場.
Stavros
Stavros
Kissena Park is one of the most beautiful park in queens. Go for a jog around the lake and or in the miles of trails.
8. LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn
8. LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn
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78 local reviews
171 East Dr, Brooklyn
+1 718-462-0010
HealthPoint of interestSchool
Courtney
Two ice skating rinks open through the winter and roller skating in the summer months (plus a "splash pad" for…
Eleanor
Ice skating in the winter, roller blading spring through fall. A cool fountain that kids love to play in in…
Sarah
2 skating rinks (one covered, one open) in winter, water park and roller rink in summer. Beautiful setting…
8. LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn
8. LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn
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78 local reviews
171 East Dr, Brooklyn
+1 718-462-0010
Courtney
Courtney
Two ice skating rinks open through the winter and roller skating in the summer months (plus a "splash pad" for the younger folk). Everything…
Eleanor
Eleanor
Ice skating in the winter, roller blading spring through fall. A cool fountain that kids love to play in in the summer. And just opposite…
Sarah
Sarah
2 skating rinks (one covered, one open) in winter, water park and roller rink in summer. Beautiful setting on lake in Prospect Park all…
9. Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center
9. Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center
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31 local reviews
101 East Dr, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 646-393-9031
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Victoria
Free public programs for kids and adults in a beautiful building that overlooks the lake filled with ducks,…
Dean
Great place to have a snack or drink. Electric boat tour leaves here for Prospect Park Lake. A must-do with…
Jessica
The Prospect Park Lake is beautiful and the Audobon Center does great nature walks all year long!
9. Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center
9. Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center
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31 local reviews
101 East Dr, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 646-393-9031
Victoria
Victoria
Free public programs for kids and adults in a beautiful building that overlooks the lake filled with ducks, swans and other wildlife.
Dean
Dean
Great place to have a snack or drink. Electric boat tour leaves here for Prospect Park Lake. A must-do with kids.
Jessica
Jessica
The Prospect Park Lake is beautiful and the Audobon Center does great nature walks all year long!
10. Central Park North
10. Central Park North
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94 local reviews
Central Park N, Manhattan
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Alli
Walk to the Harlem Meer anytime of year to view this beautiful lake . In November show off your Ice Skating…
John
While every other visitor will snap the same, boring shots from the south side of this massive park, you'll be…
Barbi
Enjoy walking, jogging or biking through this popular tourist spot. Take the family out for a stroll, sit by…
10. Central Park North
10. Central Park North
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94 local reviews
Central Park N, Manhattan
Alli
Alli
Walk to the Harlem Meer anytime of year to view this beautiful lake . In November show off your Ice Skating skills at Lasker Rink, an…
John
John
While every other visitor will snap the same, boring shots from the south side of this massive park, you'll be entering from the North,…
Barbi
Barbi
Enjoy walking, jogging or biking through this popular tourist spot. Take the family out for a stroll, sit by the lake and have a picnic…
11. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
11. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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83 local reviews
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
+1 718-760-6565
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sean
The city’s second-biggest park a day and it’ll show you the world: Its most enduring icon is the Unisphere,…
Etny
Give the city’s second-biggest park a day and it’ll show you the world: Its most enduring icon is the…
Laura
897 acre park, home to the US Open and complete with bicycling, greenways, indoor Aquatic Center, boating,…
11. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
11. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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83 local reviews
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
+1 718-760-6565
Sean
Sean
The city’s second-biggest park a day and it’ll show you the world: Its most enduring icon is the Unisphere, the mammoth steel globe created…
Etny
Etny
Give the city’s second-biggest park a day and it’ll show you the world: Its most enduring icon is the Unisphere, the mammoth steel globe…
Laura
Laura
897 acre park, home to the US Open and complete with bicycling, greenways, indoor Aquatic Center, boating, sailing, promenade, Meadow Lake,…
12. Silver Lake Park
12. Silver Lake Park
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10 local reviews
Silver Lake Park Rd, Staten Island
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Johanna
Beautiful park with stunning views of the lake. Great place for a jog, a walk or a picnic. The park has plenty…
Katherine
The lake in the center for the last 150 years has served numerous purposes-the setting for a casino& saloon,…
Dine
This is a Park system with Ice Skating Rink, Lake, Golf Course, and the Beginning of the Staten Island…
12. Silver Lake Park
12. Silver Lake Park
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10 local reviews
Silver Lake Park Rd, Staten Island
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
Johanna
Johanna
Beautiful park with stunning views of the lake. Great place for a jog, a walk or a picnic. The park has plenty of nature trails, an 18-hole…
Katherine
Katherine
The lake in the center for the last 150 years has served numerous purposes-the setting for a casino& saloon, the ice harvesting…
Dine
Dine
This is a Park system with Ice Skating Rink, Lake, Golf Course, and the Beginning of the Staten Island GreenBelt which you can hike for…