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Lake Chemung, Ontario, Canada: Lake Chemong Sunset

Lake Chemung

(Ontario, Canada)

5,634 acres

22 feet max. depth

807 feet above sea level

Lake Chemung is the largest lake in the Kawartha Chain of Lakes, covering more than 5630 acres. This lake holds historical significance for the residents in and around Peterborough, Ontario. Stretching almost nine miles in length, the lake was a major obstacle to travel for early settlers before there were roads or bridges built. Those with access to boats used the lake and the connecting waterways ... Read full review

Lake Chemung, Ontario, Canada: Lake Chemong Sunset

Lake Chemung

(Ontario, Canada)

5,634 acres

22 feet max. depth

807 feet above sea level

Lake Chemung is the largest lake in the Kawartha Chain of Lakes, covering more than 5630 acres. This lake holds historical significance for the residents in and around Peterborough, Ontario. Stretching almost nine miles in length, the lake was a major obstacle to travel for early settlers before there were roads or bridges built. Those with access to boats used the lake and the connecting waterways ... Read full review

Payette Lake, Idaho, USA: View of a Frozen Payette Lake

Payette Lake

(Idaho, USA)

5,330 acres

21 miles of shoreline

304 feet max. depth

4,990 feet above sea level

One hundred miles north of Boise, nearly surrounded by Payette National Forest, lies breathtaking Payette Lake. Nestled beneath the peaks of the West Mountains in the Southwestern Region of Idaho, the area around Payette Lake has the well-deserved reputation of being Idaho's Four-Season Playground. In Idaho's Long Valley, Payette Lake fills a basin along the Payette River to a depth of over 300 feet ... Read full review

Monarch Lake, Colorado, USA: Monarch Lake Serenity

Monarch Lake

(Colorado, USA)

142 acres

3 miles of shoreline

8 feet max. depth

8,353 feet above sea level

One of the prettiest hikes on Colorado's west slope is the trail around Monarch Lake. The small reservoir is one of the few in the area not directly a part of the massive water project that provides water to the Front Range. Monarch Lake is considered one of the 'Great Lakes of Colorado' along with Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Lake, Willow Creek Reservoir and Meadow Creek Reservoir. Unlike ... Read full review

Suttle Lake, Oregon, USA: Suttle Lake Shoreline

Suttle Lake

(Oregon, USA)

253 acres

4 miles of shoreline

75 feet max. depth

3,438 feet above sea level

Suttle Lake: rustic national forest lake or luxury resort? It's both! Suttle Lake has been under federal control since 1898 when it was included in the Cascades Range Forest Reserve, which became the Cascades National Forest and finally the Deschutes National Forest. Early in its history, the US Forest Service issued special use permits for limited development to such uses as a church camp, several ... Read full review

Lough Derg, Ireland: Swan at Lough Derg

Lough Derg

(Ireland)

29,158 acres

111 miles of shoreline

118 feet max. depth

111 feet above sea level

One of Ireland's most pristine national treasures is Lough Derg, a 29,000-acre lake nestled within western Ireland's Shannon Region. Its title comes from the word "Loc Dergdherc", meaning the "lake of the red eye." The name was derived from an old Irish legend about a king, a lake monster and a hero. It is the last and largest of three lakes along the River Shannon; the other two lakes are Lough Ree ... Read full review

Falls Lake, North Carolina, USA: Lake Like a Mirror - Pretty Day on Falls Lake

Falls Lake

(North Carolina, USA)

12,410 acres

175 miles of shoreline

252 feet above sea level

In 1978, the United States Army Corps of Engineers began construction on what would become Falls Lake. Formed at the base of the Eno, Flat, and Little Rivers, the lake was created to provide flood control for the Neuse River and to supply water to the capital city of Raleigh. The Corps of Engineers operates Falls Lake Dam, located at the southeastern portion of the lake. The land around the lake ... Read full review

Olallie Lake, Oregon, USA: Olallie Lake, Oregon

Olallie Lake

(Oregon, USA)

240 acres

4 miles of shoreline

43 feet max. depth

4,941 feet above sea level

Proclaimed to be one of the cleanest lakes in Oregon, Olallie Lake's major source of water is snow melt. Far off the beaten path and at the end of a gravel road, the trip is worth every bump when you catch that first breath-taking glance of the lake sparkling against a backdrop of thick woods and majestic volcanic peaks of Mount Jefferson in Mount Hood National Forest. Olallie is Chinook for ... Read full review

Pymatuning Lake: Fishing at Pymatuning Lake

Pymatuning Lake

(Pennsylvania, USA - Ohio, USA)

17,088 acres

70 miles of shoreline

35 feet max. depth

1,010 feet above sea level

Pymatuning Lake, located in northwestern Pennsylvania and spilling over into northeastern Ohio, is a lake of superlatives: Clocking in at 17,088 acres in area, 17 miles in length, and 1.6 miles in width, it is the largest lake in Pennsylvania aside from Lake Erie. Pymatuning Lake is also one of North America's most important conservation areas, especially for the Common Goldeneye, Canada Goose, and ... Read full review

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