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Panoramas: Lower Valley
Greenwood Lake
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8 mile long Greenwood Lake straddles the NY & NJ borders providing extraordinary jet skiing, water skiing and boating enjoyment. This panorama was taken from the docks of Willow Point Marina on the East Shore in the Village of Greenwood Lake.

The largest lake in downstate NY, Greenwood Lake is nestled between Sterling Mountain on the east and Mount Peter on the west. Formerly known as "Long Pond", Greenwood Lake has been a resort community since the mid 19th century, attracting visitors to it's shores to escape New York City. Now, more a bedroom commuter community than a resort, Greenwood Lake still offers guests the opportunity to get away from the city and enjoy all manner of water sports. But be warned, there are virtually no accommodations available any longer. Greenwood Lake has turned, instead, into a day trip destination just an hours drive north of the city.

Almost all of the marinas around Greenwood Lake can rent you jet skis and boats to get you out on the water in high style. Lakeside delis and restaurants offer docking to patrons and all offer outside decks overlooking the lake where you can enjoy a leisurely meal or just sit and watch the sun set over the mountains.

On the north tip of Greenwood Lake is the little Village of Greenwood Lake where you can get all the supplies you might need for your day on the water. Every October the village also hosts its annual Oktoberfest, shutting down the main street turning it over to hawkers, amusements and family entertainment. Throughout the warm months, the Village hosts many events of interest, like the Boat Parade around Chapel Island, flea markets, holiday parades and more.

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