What to do when you get there? Besides, take a dip?
With so many of its notable monuments and sceneries, such as the world-famous coastlines, hills, and metro areas, the country’s unique lake attractions have a tendency to fade into the shadows. They shouldn’t, however. Hundreds of magnificent lakes, both large and tiny, may be found across the United States. Here are six of America’s most beautiful lakes.
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Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin
Finest for Windsurfing: Winnebago is the lakeside of choosing for Wisconsin windsurfers and kite borders, particularly in the summer, when the shallow, sandy floor generates water temperature changes that are almost tropical (75 to 85 degrees). In the winter, the lake is transformed into an ice racing venue for sports boats that are propelled by sails.
Alaska’s Lake Clark
The only option to be at the super-secluded Lake Clark is to travel through the Alaskan wilderness, be pulled by a dogsled crew, or fly in by light floatplanes. The 50-mile-long lake is surrounded by towering peaks, deep boreal forest, and turbulent river streams. It truly embodies the essence of Alaska. The lakeside lends itself to long walks and wilderness camping, while fishing, kayaking, and animal viewing are the major water activities. A tourist center, kayak renting, guide facilities and outfitting, post office, and hotel are all available in tiny Port Alsworth.
Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota
Kayak or canoe camping is best on Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota, where you may canoe along the same paths as early French fur traders, merchants, and adventurers. The lake, which is part of Voyageurs National Park’s waters, has over two dozen natural campgrounds accessible only by boat, featuring beautiful places along Lost Bay and amid the Chief Wooden Frog Islands. Keep a watch out for bears and bald eagles, as well as otters, wolves, and moose, all along the lake’s beach.
California and Nevada’s Lake Tahoe
Best for Snow Activities: Skiing, snowmobiling, and other cold-weather games are best enjoyed in the high-altitude Tahoe (6,225 feet). Seven main wintertime resorts encircle the beach, with opportunities to trek along snowy woodland paths, cozy up by a fire in a lakefront café, or take the Sky Express to the top of Heavenly’s tallest hill for a snow-capped picture of the whole lake basin.
Lake Michigan, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana
Best for its numerous Beaches: Lake Michigan has more beachfront than any other U.S.-lake, with over 1,600 miles of coastline. But it’s not just about quantity: there’s a beach to suit almost every preference. On the same lake, the big-city stretches next to Chicago, the untamed rolling sand hills of northern Indiana, the peaceful beaches of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, as well as the carnival-like ambiance further along Traverse City Boardwalk all provide quite distinct sun-and-sand pleasures. On the gorgeous trip from Bay Harbor to Sleeping Bear Dunes, you’ll cruise along its boardwalk.
New York’s Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York is the premier wine territory in the Eastern United States, with over a hundred winemakers. On the east shore of Lake Seneca, along Highway 414, there are by far the most tasting facilities. Belhurst Estate in Geneva and Thirsty Owl in Ovid are two wineries with great coastal settings. The most famous wine is Riesling, although the lakes also yield excellent Cabernet, Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewürztraminer, and the Chardonnay.