Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is surrounded on the north, west, and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south and east by the American state of New York, whose water boundaries meet in the middle of the lake.
In the Huron language, the name Ontarí'io means "Lake of Shining Waters". Its primary inlet is the Niagara River from Lake Erie. The last in the Great Lakes chain, Lake Ontario serves as the outlet to the Atlantic Ocean via the Saint Lawrence River. It is the only Great Lake not to border the state of Michigan.
The City of Rochester, New York sits on the southern shore of mighty Lake Ontario,
one of the Great Lakes, and the fourteenth largest lake in the world.
Rochester is truly a Great Lake City, with its waterfront being the
beautiful and fascinating end of the line of the spectacular Genesee
River. Read more about Lake Ontario here.