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Old 05-27-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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Memorial Day and the official start of summer got me thinking about lakes. Could be any lake in the US - where is it and why is it your favorite?
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Joplin
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Memorial Day and the official start of summer got me thinking about lakes. Could be any lake in the US - where is it and why is it your favorite?
Lake Mead. That area is gorgeous. It is a big deep lake and generally has very clear water.

Table Rock Lake (Missouri). THis is a large man made lake. The water quality is great and there are many things to do in the area. It has a good family environment and there are a lot of "good ol' boy fishermen".
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: IN
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Any lake in Vilas County Wisconsin. I do not prefer to visit reservoirs built by the army core of engineers. My favorites are the northwoods clear oligotrophic lakes.
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I'm more of a beachgoer than a lakegoer, but yesterday I went to my boss' house at Greenwood Lake, NY. It was beautiful up there, surrounded by green trees and mountains. The weather was amazing and we had lots of fun boating on the lake. There are a ton of restaurants and bars located on the lake that looked packed lots of fun. We also pulled up to Derek Jeter's lake house (err, castle). Beautiful building and property. There was a big party going on there too, although Jeter himself was away on business.

A pic from the web...
http://christiansuperherofrom4thgradeinnjbook.org/db2/00169/christiansuperherofrom4thgradeinnjbook.org/_uimages/ViewofVillageGreenwoodLake.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:25 PM
 
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I agree with Plains 10, the lakes in northern wi awesome. I also agree reservoirs built by the armycore of engineers are lacking.
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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I will post a few of my favorites:

1) Any lake in the adirondack region is beautiful
2) Payette Lake, ID
3) Smith Mountain Lake, VA

I love those for the scenery, especially during fall foliage and none of those choices seem too polluted.
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I live in Florida, I don't do lakes...don't want to compete for space with alligators and snakes...

LOVE the beach though and the pool...
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Default My faves....

In northern Michigan:

Mullet Lake, Burt Lake, Walloon Lake, Lake Charlevoix and Torch Lake. Big, clean, freshwater lakes in spectacular northwoods settings with picturesque little villages hugging their shores. The perfect settings for summer holidays and also for ice skating & ice fishing in the winter!
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: NY to FL to ATL
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Lake Champlain along the NY side, and a little known lake right outside Atlanta, Norris Lake (use only for residents though).
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Lake Winnipesaukee!!
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