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4 Reasons To Love The Lake

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Everyone loves to go to the beach. It is a symbol of summer. People running around in bathing suits, playing volleyball, tanning, swimming, and surfing. However, the lake is just as good too! Especially for those who may not be close to a beach. Here are a few reasons to love the lake this summer.

1. Calmer Water

In the ocean you have to contend with waves, tides, and currents. At a lake, the only waves you have to deal with are kicked up by boats and are usually considered natural ramps for water-skiers and the like. Sure you can’t catch a wave to ride into shore, but if you’re out on the lake you likely have a boat or some other form of transportation to get you back to land. Calmer water means there are more activities that  can be safely enjoyed. You can even open your eyes underwater without getting salt in them!

Lake Water

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2. Sandbars

If you’re looking for marine equivalent of tailgating, look no further than your local sandbar. People love to congregate around these mounds of sand which provide a natural version of the shallow end of the pool. Kids play marco-polo and chase around dogs, while adults listen to music and even grill all out on the water. All you have to do is anchor your boat on the edge of the sandbar and meet some of the other people there. Pretty soon you’re a regular at a sandbar where everyone knows your name!

Sand Bar Boat Party

Photo © panoramio

3. Fishing

Freshwater fishing, though the fish may be smaller, is my favorite kind of fishing. You can expect to catch something almost anywhere you go. It’s a fantastic place for kids to learn how to fish as well since there are less dangers involved than fishing off rocks on the coastline or deep sea fishing. Speaking of fish, anyone who has swam in the ocean and was nervous a shark might bite them need not worry in a lake.

Lake Fishing

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4. More Activities

At the beach you are confined to the sand, the water, and maybe a boardwalk with some restaurants. At a lake you can go in the water, on the sand, on the grass, and go to surrounding restaurants, campgrounds, and nature trails to hike. While most coastal beaches are closed in the winter, there is still plenty you can do at a lake when it freezes – like ice fishing, ice skating, and pond hockey. There is just simply more to do at the lake year-round.

Lake Activities

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So the next time you are deciding whether you should go to the ocean or the lake, just remember these reasons why you should choose the lake instead. What is your preference?

 

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Outdoor Activities

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The summer months are my favorite reprieve from the constant demands of school year life. I get to work an easy job, wake up late if I want, and stay up even later. It doesn’t matter if its Tuesday or Saturday, the expensive college textbooks aren’t on my desk and there is a bathing suit drying in my bathroom. With school out of session, it is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather!

Living in a decent sized city easily keeps me outside in the forest or by the river for at least 12 hours a day. Here are some great outdoor activity ideas that you can put to use this summer!

Visit a Lake / River

Enjoy a sunny day by a lake or river. Lakes and rivers usually are more secluded and allow for a more intimate setting with friends. Consider the option to rent a speedboat, canoe, or kayak when you go. There is a lot more to do by the water than just swim!

Canoe at the Lake

Photo © Corey Edmunds

Go for a Hike / Walk

Going for a hike or walk is always a fun way to get exercise and enjoy the beautiful weather. It can also be a fun daytime precursor to a BBQ with friends that can make relaxing at the BBQ that much better.

Hiking up mountain

Photo © Laura Annelene

Picnic & Park Day

Bigger cities offer parks with picnic tables and grills for people to meet up for a summer picnic or party. This is a great idea if you need a big area for a gathering.

Outdoor Picnic in the Park

Photo © KFoodaddict

Outdoor Entertainment

Some towns offer free entertainment, like plays and concerts. Food stands from local restaurants and breweries may even be present that can help people stay energized for summer night dancing. Most city websites offer information on events like this, so go take a look at what your city has to offer!

Outdoor Concert

Photo © dingatx

Fairs and Rodeos

Fairs and rodeos are always a really fun way to let loose with friends. The bull riding is great entertainment and its hard to pass up on elephant ears and cotton candy.

Cotton Candy and Snacks at the Fair

Photo © Ayeshah Ijaz

Happy Playing!

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