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Vacation Rentals Around New York’s Lake Erie Shoreline


Poor Lake Erie.  Blame Niagara Falls, thundering away to the east.  Blame the Finger Lakes, stretching and twirling off to the south.  Blame Lake Champlain, which shares a border with Vermont and has its own semi-monster tales.  The fact is that, when it comes to New York lakes, Lake Erie gets overlooked a bit.


And it shouldn’t.  After all, this is one of the Great Lakes.  Admittedly the smallest in terms of volume and the shallowest, it is nonetheless one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world.  It’s also the southernmost Great Lake, sharing its shores with Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the Canadian province of Ontario.


Where in NY:  If you want to book a vacation rental on the New York shores of Lake Erie, there is a veritable string of villages and towns, terminating in the city of Buffalo to the northwest.  A few names you might encounter are Westfield, Dunkirk, Fredonia, Lake Erie Beach, and Brocton (home of Lake Erie State Park), but there’s more than just those few to choose from.


Lake Erie Facts and Figures:

Ÿ  Lake Erie is the second-smallest great lake by surface area (Michigan, Huron, and Superior are bigger; Lake Ontario is smaller).

Ÿ  Altogether, the lake has a surface are of over 9,000 square miles.

Ÿ  Lake Erie is 241 miles long and 57 miles wide, but it only averages a depth of 62 feet.

Ÿ  One of its major outlets is the Niagara River, which feeds Niagara Falls.