on the northern border of the United States
The names of the Great Lakes are Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. To remember the names, use the mnemonic acronym "HOMES".
Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake completely within the borders of the United States.
The states that border the Great Lakes are Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
The lakes have an effect on weather in the region, known as lake effect. The great amount of snow Buffalo, NY receives and the wind in Chicago, IL are two examples.