Among the exotic foreign countries listed like Sweden, Vietnam, and Mexico was also a familiar hotspot-- Lake George.
John Stemen, a spokesman for Assemblymen Anthony Brindisi says these rankings are a great thing for Central New York.
"It certainly won't hurt tourism. There are a lot of people that enjoy a lakeside vacation. And to have us in the same league as Lake Tahoe, and lakes in Sweden, Mexico, and Venezuela, it really shows that we have a lot to offer upstate that a lot of places don't have," says Stemen.
Although the Adirondack Mountains offer tons of lakes, the editors highlight Lake George because it has been a tourist attraction since the 19th century once referred to as 'The Queen of American Lakes.'