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Lake Ronkonkoma is a hamlet of nearly 20,000 people located in Suffolk County just over an hour from New York with a cheap car rental. It is part of the Town of Brookhaven. Lake Ronkonkoma is the largest lake on Long Island and is part of three different townships - Islip, Brookhaven, and Smithtown. This is because the Indians who sold the land around the lake wanted to make sure nobody had sole control of the land. The area was once a great resort town, which you can still see in some areas. Lake Ronkonkoma is a great place to visit with a cheap car rental.
There are many interesting urban legends about Lake Ronkonkoma, which you are sure to learn more about when you visit with your cheap car rental. A lot of the legends come from the old belief that the lake was bottomless (it is quite deep at 70 feet in the middle). Many wondered about the source of the lake's water because the lake would occasionally rise and fall without a good reason (such as rain or drought). Sometimes the crops would need water while the lake would rise, or there would be a lot of rainfall and the lake would fall. The best-known urban legend is that every year the lake sacrifices someone. The "Lady of the Lake" calls young men to the middle of the lake and then drowns them. The Lady is usually an Indian princess who also drowned, with different reasons depending on the person telling the legend. There is also a legend in the area that every year a couple is killed in the area by the Indian princess. The spirit is angry, usually resulting in an automobile accident. Amityville, another nearby town, also has a similar legend. The truth about the area is that the Indians and the European settlers got along quite well in Suffolk County. The Dutch who settled in the west end of the island had problems with the native residents. The lake was a sacred lake and a meeting point for many of the Indians in the area. However, they lived in the coastal areas of the island and used the lake for neutral territory.
Popular Activities in the Area
Lake Ronkonkoma County Park offers many recreational activities for the public, including a fishing area with a pier, baseball fields, handball courts, a rowboat and canoe launch, a picnic are, and a mile-long paved walkway. Parking is available for your cheap car rental. There is an admission fee of $2-$8 per person. Fishing is a popular activity on the lake. It is usually not recommended to fish deeper than 15 feet because there is not enough oxygen dissolved for the fish. The largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are the primary game fish in the lake. Locating them can be difficult because of the scarcity of the fish attracted to the area. White perch and yellow perch were overpopulating the area, so walleye was introduced in 1994 to balance the ecological system. There is also a beach on Shore Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, which is easy to get to with your cheap car rental. You can spend the day swimming in the warm water and feeling the warm sun.
Be sure to visit Lake Ronkonkoma with your cheap car rental to learn more about local urban legends and visit the local attractions.