9 Swimming Lakes Near NYC

We're collecting the best swimming lakes near NYC on one handy map! Pack the beach gear and try out one of these parent-approved places to swim (or boat or fish) with kids.

Help other parents out by adding your tips & reviews, and let us know if we're missing any other great swimming holes and lakes within a couple hours of NYC.

For more places to swim near you, check out - and chime in on - our list of the best NYC beaches, too.


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