One of the worlds oldest rivers, and the oldest river in the United States, flows through New York State. Do you know which one?

According to New York State's DEC, New York State has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes and over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. We also are home to the oldest river in the United States, and one of the oldest rivers in the world.

The Oldest Lake In New York Is The Susquehanna

The Susquehanna River is the longest river on the East Coast of the United States. It's also the 16th-largest river in the United States, and also the longest river in the early United States.

The Susquehanna River forms from two main branches: the North Branch, which rises in Cooperstown, New York, and is regarded by federal mapmakers as the main branch or headwaters, and the West Branch, which rises in western Pennsylvania and joins the main branch near Northumberland in central Pennsylvania."

The river is over 300 million years old. Here's a crazy thought- this river was around with the dinosaurs, and the river actually was around before the Appalachians were even formed. There are only two other rivers in the world that even compare to the Susquehanna in age. That's the Finke River in Australia, and the Meuse in France.

In 1615, the river was traversed by the French explorer Étienne Brûlé. In the 1670s the Conestoga, or Susquehannock people, succumbed to Iroquois conquest by the powerful Five Nations of the Iroquois League based in present-day New York, who wanted to control the fur trade with Europeans."

This river has seen it all. Did you know this nugget of history?

Top 5 Largest Lakes In New York State

Did you know that New York State has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes? Have you ever wondered what are the largest lakes?

Scuba Diving To These Brilliant Shipwrecks In The St Lawrence River- Thousand Islands

Have you ever wanted to scuba dive shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River? Here's a few to check out in the Thousand Islands of the New York and Canadian border.

Scuba divers allegedly call the 1000 Islands the “Caribbean of the North” due to all the amazing places to check out. The Saint Lawrence River has been the main shipping route between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean for centuries. That means you're able to see that history in the ships that line the bottom. According to South Eastern Ontario, divers can generally see 50 to 60 feet in front them most of the year, and 60 to 100 feet in the fall time. 

From wooden schooners to War of 1812 battleships to modern-day freighters, over 200 vessels met their fate here."

There are all sorts of local businesses and more that can help train you, or charter you, on these dives if you're interested. You can read more here.

Here's a list of some of the coolest dives to check out:

Stunning Private Island in Saranac Lake, New York

The one-of-a-kind glamping island in New York includes a lean-to, a tree house, a log cabin, and a lodge for a total of 21 guests to sleep in luxurious comfort. You can book a stay at the island here at



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