Going on a lake house themed vacation provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy great sceneries and outdoor recreation. Although an oceanfront hotel also provides the same opportunity, lake houses can save you some precious dollars. Lake houses often come with kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, or even your personal boat. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the best lake houses in the United States.
Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
Deep Creek Lake provides all the amenities of a dream summer vacation. If you want to indulge in some adrenaline-pumping activity, you can go for whitewater rafting or for a more leisurely pursuit such as fly fishing. Deep Creek Lake State Park is the perfect place to ride a kayak, go horseback riding, or eat some barbecue. At night, you can go stargazing around a fire pit.
Moosehead Lake, Maine
As the name itself suggests, you would already have an idea of what to see in this vacation spot. When you are not fishing for salmon or trout, watch out for moose and other four-legged animals that roam around the area. At Moosehead Lake, you get to enjoy unlimited water activities. You can go and explore hidden coves, inlets, and islands on a canoe or kayak. There are also some properties that offer ATV rental for some off-road adventure.
Minocqua is part of the “Lakeland” area of Northern Wisconsin. If you looking a peace and quiet lake house vacation, look no further than Minocqua. Vacation rentals here are fewer than some other lake house themed vacation spots. Start your day with coffee while watching the skiers do their thing. You can choose to join them in some water activities or enjoy another round of coffee.
Lake George, New York
Known as the “Queen of American Lakes,” Lake George is a 32-mile long haven of summer activities. You can go parasailing, fishing, diving, jet-skiing, hiking, horseback riding, to name just a few. Take your kids to the Great Escape and the Splashwater Kingdom, the largest amusement park New York has to offer. Former US President Thomas Jefferson even named Lake George as “the most beautiful water I ever saw.”
Grand Lake, Colorado
A stunning view of Shadow Mountain awaits you at Grand Lake in Colorado. The amazing scenery contributes to making your vacation in the area as peaceful and tranquil as it could be. Chill and relax on the hammock or rent a pontoon boat for some leisurely lake cruising. The Rocky Mountain National Park offers hiking trails where you get to see deer, elks, and foxes.
Lake Champlain, New York & Vermont
Lake Champlain is hailed as one of the most beautiful attractions in the Eastern United States. It runs across the whole of Vermont separating the Green Mountain. The area is the perfect choice for a family vacation with its calm waters and excellent outdoor recreation. It offers activities such as shopping and dining in nearby Church Street and also activities for the more adventurous members of your family. They can go hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating, or swimming.
Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith, New Hampshire
Planning to explore New Hampshire? Meredith is the choice destination with Lake Winnipesaukee offering summer lodges, cabins, and cottages for groups of all sizes. The area is perfect for people who are in their 20s or 30s. Lake Winnipesaukee is often frequented by a lively bunch of visitors because of its water sports and warm weather. Still, it offers a sanctuary for people who want privacy with its docks at secluded areas along the lake.