Dive in: Must-Visit U.S. Lake Holiday Destinations
The United States of America is a vast country. It is the fourth largest regarding the area mass in the world behind Russia, Canada, and China. The country’s sheer size makes it a travel destination with multiple options. One day you can be in a major city and the next resting on the beach. Yet, there are other holiday options in the U.S. One popular travel idea is to take a U.S. lake holiday.
The continental 48 states have a number of must-visit major lake destinations and some not so well-known holiday spots. So, where should you go on your U.S. lake holiday?
Door County, Wisconsin
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes. It is the only one of the lakes to be entirely located in the U.S. and does not straddle the Canada-America border. It is also the setting of one of middle America’s most serene lake holiday destinations. Door County, Wisconsin is a peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan. It has 300 miles of shoreline, and you can find around 50 beaches dotting the peninsula. Door County has been nicknamed the “Cape Cod of the Midwest” thanks to the idyllic towns and communities located on it. Thanks to generations of Scandinavian immigrants settling in the area, Door County has a northern European flavour.
South Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is situated between the U.S. states of California and Nevada. It is the California side that many tourists believe is the more enjoyable U.S. lake holiday destination. It is possible to visit Lake Tahoe any time of the year and get a high-quality vacation. Each season offers its own unique experience and travellers can enjoy the flora and fauna of the region during the different times of the year. You can spend your days out on the lake tanning and swimming. If fishing is your sport, then you can do that as well. Lake Tahoe has plenty of nightlife for anyone looking for a party after the sun goes down, so take some clothes for a night on the town.
Norris Lake, Tennessee
Norris Lake is a mammoth manmade body of water that is located in five separate counties in Tennessee. The picturesque lake is located in eastern Tennessee, and you will have a backdrop of mountains and forests on your holiday to the area. Norris Lake has over 800 miles of shoreline, and there is plenty of room if you are looking for a secluded getaway. You will find campgrounds, cabins, and marinas around the lake giving you the chance to get in touch with nature in one of the U.S.’s most majestic states.
Lake Placid, New York
New Yorker’s and other northeastern city dwellers flock to Lake Placid for a breath of fresh air. The area is 300 miles north of New York City, and it allows travellers the chance to fly into the Big Apple before embarking on an unforgettable holiday in nature. Not only is Lake Placid available for fun water activities, but the Adirondack Mountains are close by. Trekking the peaks is a favourite pastime. There is also Adirondack Park nearby with over 6.1 million acres of forests and lakes to explore. Lake Placid is home to a number of restaurants, lodges and the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery.
The above YouTube video is of Kevin Litchfield of Big Slide brewery on Lake Placid. It gives details of his business ethos and training. Helpful to see the quality of work Kevin brings to his business.
Article by Drew Farmer
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