- There are a total of eleven lakes in the Finger Lakes Region.
- Seneca Lake is the deepest of the Finger Lakes (618 ft. depth).
- Honeoye Lake’s maximum depth is approximately 30 feet.
- Despite its Native American translation meaning "Long Lake," Canadice Lake is the smallest of the Finger Lakes - measuring under 4 miles long.
- Seneca Lake is Ontario County's waterway connection to the world, due to its accessibility from the Erie Canal, St. Lawrence Seaway and the Atlantic Ocean.
- The annual NYS Department of Environmental “shocking” of the fish takes place in Naples Creek, just a few weeks before the opening of trout season on April 1. The shocking involves bringing fish to the top of the water so they can be analyzed, tagged, and counted.
- Port Gibson is the only area in Ontario County that is accessible from the original Erie Canal. The Cayuga Seneca Canal connects the Erie Canal to Seneca Lake.
- The Finger Lakes were formed by glacial activity over 100 million years ago, during the Ice Age. Glacial activity also formed the Bristol Hills and its surrounding valleys. These geological features are clearly visible from Jump Off Lookout at the Ontario County Park in Naples.
Lakes stats and facts
Friday, April 15, 2016 4:59 PM by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection