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Old 03-11-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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Not trying to be a lake snob, but I prefer natural lakes to the ones created by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the other dam builders!
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:11 AM
 
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Thanks for all the good replies.

I'm not actually looking for a house on a lake, just a place with lots of nice lakes that you can do watersports in all year round. I don't mind driving for a bit to get there.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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The suburbs of Syracuse, NY have many lakes, two Finger Lakes to the west (Skaneateles and Otisco) Onondaga Lake is in the middle of the suburbs, and large Oneida Lake to the northeast. Cazenovia Lake is nearby too in Madison County and Cross Lake in Cayuga County. Huge Lake Ontario is less than an hour away. The rest of the 11 Finger Lakes within a couple hours drive. Then a bunch of smaller lakes like Jamesville Resevoir, Beaver Lake, Lake Neatahwanta, Tully Lakes, and Green Lakes. The Erie Canal or Sencea River also go through the northwest suburbs of Syracuse. So many of these lakes are connected by rivers or canals.

Here are pictures of some of the lakes:

Skaneateles Lake







Onondaga Lake







Oneida Lake







http://www.123syracuse.com/

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Old 10-13-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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smith mountain lake in southern virginia (not to be confused with smith lake or mountain lake). its smith mountain lake. I was swimming last weekend (October). its a tad too cold in the winter. however, we are in swimming from april to october for the most part. its a rather large lake and very clean. check it out.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Minnesota might be the land of 10,000 lakes, but Wisconsin has over 15,000!
It may depend on how you measure.

According to Wikipedia, there are 11,842 lakes over 10 acres in size in the State of Minnesota, as well as 6,564 natural rivers and streams that cumulatively flow for 69,000 miles.

It wouldn't surprise me that Wisconsin has close to the same number, though, since the two states are similar in many ways.
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