Public Health Warnings Have Been Issued For These New York Lakes

New York’s summertime heat may compel us to go searching for the nearest body of water to cool off in, but this year there are some lakes and beaches that you’ll want to avoid. A cause for concern that sadly isn’t new to New Yorkers, according to the latest information posted by the DEC – there are quite a few lakes that have been confirmed for having toxins and harmful compounds that are referred to as HABs. Interested in arming yourself with this useful information? Then let’s keep scrolling to take a look at exactly what we’re dealing with.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

If you believe you’ve come across a HAB in a body of water or yourself, family, friends, or pets have come in contact with a bloom – report the bloom to the DEC. People can fill out and submit a Suspicious Algal Bloom Report, and also send digital photos of suspected blooms to [email protected]