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Lake Nemi, Lazio, Italy: Sunset Over Lake Nemi

Lake Nemi

(Lazio, Italy)

410 acres

108 feet max. depth

1,066 feet above sea level

As small and sweet as the wild strawberries that crowd its hillsides, 410-acre Lake Nemi is a hidden jewel tucked away in the Alban Hills. Treasured for thousands of years and revered as sacred, it is a little lake with a big history. Today the Lazio region lake, known as Lago di Nemi in Italian, draws visitors from Rome and across the world to enjoy its clean water and fertile hillsides. Lake ... Read full review

Lake Nemi, Lazio, Italy: Sunset Over Lake Nemi

Lake Nemi

(Lazio, Italy)

410 acres

108 feet max. depth

1,066 feet above sea level

As small and sweet as the wild strawberries that crowd its hillsides, 410-acre Lake Nemi is a hidden jewel tucked away in the Alban Hills. Treasured for thousands of years and revered as sacred, it is a little lake with a big history. Today the Lazio region lake, known as Lago di Nemi in Italian, draws visitors from Rome and across the world to enjoy its clean water and fertile hillsides. Lake ... Read full review

Lake Bratan, Indonesia: Ulun Danu Temple at Lake Bratan

Lake Bratan

(Indonesia)

928 acres

8 miles of shoreline

72 feet max. depth

4,039 feet above sea level

Lake Bratan's water temple, the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, is one of the most-photographed cultural features on the Island of Bali. The Hindu temple, built in 1663, appears to float on the lovely lake. In actuality, the temple is sited on dry land with parts of the structure on small islands. That is only fitting as the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Balinese water gods. The second-largest ... Read full review

Quartz Lake, Alaska, USA: Quartz Lake Dragonfly

Quartz Lake

(Alaska, USA)

1,500 acres

42 feet max. depth

961 feet above sea level

Nestled in the middle of majestic mountain peaks, deep in Alaska's Interior, Quartz Lake is an exceptional place to fish. Its proximity to Fairbanks and Delta Junction makes it an accessible Alaska destination. Quartz Lake is a natural lake in the Tanana River Valley near sections of the Tanana Valley State Forest. With the White Mountains to the north, the Granite Mountains to the south east ... Read full review

Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, USA: Sunset on Balsam Lake

Balsam Lake

(Wisconsin, USA)

2,054 acres

23 miles of shoreline

38 feet max. depth

Polk County in Northwest Wisconsin is described as a "Gift of the Glaciers." The phrase certainly applies to Balsam Lake and the town that bears its name. Balsam Lake has exceptional fishing, boating and wildlife and is a gift for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The Native Americans named the area around Balsam Lake "Innenehinduc" which means "Place of the Evergreens." The Chippewa lived around ... Read full review

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada: Shawnigan Wharf Park

Shawnigan Lake

(British Columbia, Canada)

1,327 acres

170 feet max. depth

380 feet above sea level

Shawnigan Lake is a 1,327-acre lake located on southern Vancouver Island, 3 miles west of Mill Bay and 28 miles north of Victoria. Known as a summer recreation and cottage area for over a century, the lake is becoming a favorite weekend getaway spot and one of Victoria's more popular communities. Shoreline marshes, an island park, and a number of lakeside cabins make the lake an excellent destination ... Read full review

Lake Vico, Lazio, Italy: Fishing at Lake Vico

Lake Vico

(Lazio, Italy)

3,188 acres

11 miles of shoreline

158 feet max. depth

1,673 feet above sea level

Legends say that Lake Vico was created when Hercules thrust his club into the earth. When he removed it, a stream filled the depression with water creating the lake in the Lazio region of Italy. Lake Vico's actual birth is no less exciting than the legend. The lake formed about 100,000 years ago as a result of volcanic activity. The leftover crater filled with rainwater and water from underground ... Read full review

Lake Nasworthy, Texas, USA: A Pelican in the Dessert oasis.

Lake Nasworthy

(Texas, USA)

1,380 acres

29 feet max. depth

1,871 feet above sea level

In the heart of Texas, Lake Nasworthy is a cool place in the heat of summer. This lake provides a welcome spot of relief, beckoning visitors to submerge themselves in its cooling waters. The 1,380-acre lake is set in middle Texas, located within six miles of its northeast neighbor, the City of San Angelo in Tom Green County. Lake Nasworthy sits on the border of the state's Hill Country and Panhandle ... Read full review

Buckley Dunton Lake, Massachusetts, USA: Buckley Dunton Lake

Buckley Dunton Lake

(Massachusetts, USA)

161 acres

10 feet max. depth

1,762 feet above sea level

At first glance, it seems like there is nothing around Buckley Dunton Lake, near Becket in western Massachusetts - that is, nothing but trees and wildlife. It's relatively small, only 161 acres, and shallow, just 10 feet deep, and its shoreline is completely undeveloped. There is hardly a building in sight. It is just a peaceful little lake in the woods. Step back, however, and a different picture ... Read full review

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