We all know we live in a beautiful area, now the whole country will know, too!

Lake George is #1 on an ABC News list of 6 of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S. The description of why is quite nice:

Though it's a low-key, year-round destination, summer months are most popular, particularly among families traveling the hour from Albany or 45 minutes from Saratoga Springs. Lake-focused activities include rafting, para-sailing, and kayaking, and visitors can also golf, go horseback riding, and hike the surrounding Adirondacks.

Also making the list another lake close to home: Lake Placid, New York!

Host city of the 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid nonetheless experiences its busiest season in the summer, thanks to leisurely activities such as swimming and boating. But don't let the name "Lake Placid" fool you; the actual lake is a couple miles away. Instead, the village of Lake Placid lies on the shores of Mirror Lake, where visitors often take out kayaks and canoes.

To see which other lakes made the cut, you can view the full article.