About 400 years ago, Samuel de Champlain made a great discovery traversing the wide-open sea. Along with other voyageurs onboard his boat, they mapped a large body of water of now what we call Lake Ontario. They work tirelessly exploring every corner of the land they can find cruising along the many waterways and discovering more of the dense wilderness.
With its beauty and relatively peaceful water flow, Lake Ontario’s name is derived from an Iroquois word meaning ‘beautiful lake’. The lake is considered as the smallest of all the Great Lakes with just a surface area of 7,340 square miles. But don’t let it fool you, its water runs deep as it holds four times the water volume of Lake Erie.
Boaters easily considered Lake Ontario as a great destination for recreational boaters. With the lake sheer expanse of open and calm water, Lake Ontario’s can simply disappear into the horizon from most vantage points. The lake is so beautiful that residents living along the shoreline own as many boats as the rest of Canada combined. Lake Ontario boasts of many different kinds of boasts from small fishing boats, pontoons, day cruisers, runabouts to performance boats. Of course, the lake is also littered with larger yachts and luxurious seasoned sailboats that saw most parts of the world.
There are many family vacation spots in Lake Ontario there is no off-peak season in the area as it offers recreational activities year-round. Anyone can access the lake via the New York state and it serves as the doorway to Saint Lawrence Seaway and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a very familiar sight to see large sailboats and luxurious yacht in Lake Ontario making it their final stop before entering the vast ocean.
The lake also serves as a major seaway and port for huge international shipping boats coming from the Great Lakes. As there are few smaller cities along Lake Ontario’s shoreline, this makes it a perfect boating destination. They are plenty of undisturbed natural area great with great fishing spots. Don’t forget the sandy beaches! It may not be as good as the other Great Lakes, but Lake Ontario can fulfill your dream vacation of swimming in its cold waters and getting tanned. Can’t get enough of Lake Ontario? Then decorate your home with our 3D Nautical Wood Chart Maps and other many great wood art souvenirs.