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Fishercap Lake, Montana, USA: Moose at Fishercap Lake

Fishercap Lake

(Montana, USA)

13 acres

4,944 feet above sea level

Fishercap Lake is a secluded, almost secret spot in Montana's remote Glacier National Park wilderness. Spectacular jagged mountains surround this tiny 12-acre lake on all sides, the lake's crystalline surface mirroring the peaks on a clear day. This is one lake that people visit only by foot, breathing some of the Montana's freshest mountain air, hoping to catch a snapshot of moose which visit the ... Read full review

Fishercap Lake, Montana, USA: Moose at Fishercap Lake

Fishercap Lake

(Montana, USA)

13 acres

4,944 feet above sea level

Fishercap Lake is a secluded, almost secret spot in Montana's remote Glacier National Park wilderness. Spectacular jagged mountains surround this tiny 12-acre lake on all sides, the lake's crystalline surface mirroring the peaks on a clear day. This is one lake that people visit only by foot, breathing some of the Montana's freshest mountain air, hoping to catch a snapshot of moose which visit the ... Read full review

Lake Vanern: Dock and Boats at Lake Vanern

Lake Vanern

(Dalsland, Sweden - Vastergotland, Sweden - Varmland, Sweden)

1,396,146 acres

337 miles of shoreline

348 feet max. depth

145 feet above sea level

Swimming, sailing, pleasure cruises - Lake Vanern has them all. This ancient lake is the largest lake in Sweden and the third largest in Europe, spanning almost 1,400,000 acres. Formed when the last ice age retreated, the lake has existed since about 5600 B.C. Originally, the lake covered Sweden completely, finally retreating to near its current size as the earth rebounded from the weight of the ice. ... Read full review

Ashmere Lake, Massachusetts, USA: Lotus

Ashmere Lake

(Massachusetts, USA)

217 acres

23 feet max. depth

1,585 feet above sea level

Ashmere Lake is a small, quiet lake tucked away in western Massachusetts. The 217-acre lake is surrounded by beautiful rural countryside in the towns of Hinsdale and Peru. Ashmere Lake offers easy accessibility to all of the Berkshires' attractions, making it the perfect home base for a Berkshire vacation. Actually a manmade reservoir, Ashmere Lake was created in 1875 with a dam built by the ... Read full review

Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada: Frozen Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake

(Alberta, Canada)

13,248 acres

4,400 feet above sea level

Abraham Lake is Alberta's largest man-made lake, gracing the Kootenay Plains area of the Canadian Rockies' front range. The reservoir, created by damming the North Saskatchewan River in western Alberta, stores spring run-off for later use in hydroelectric generation. Because the rapidly-changing lake levels aren't conducive to major water-based recreational purposes, there is little development along ... Read full review

Pinecrest Lake, California, USA: Boats at Pinecrest Lake

Pinecrest Lake

(California, USA)

300 acres

4 miles of shoreline

5,610 feet above sea level

Surrounded by the stately pines of Stanislaus National Forest and rocky terrain of California's High Sierras, Pinecrest Lake attracts well over 600,000 visitors to its shores each year. With Yosemite National Park found 20 miles to the southeast, Lake Tahoe 70 miles to the north and San Francisco 180 miles to the west, Pinecrest Lake provides all the ingredients for a perfect family vacation. An ... Read full review

Seneca Lake, New York, USA: Sunset at Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake

(New York, USA)

43,243 acres

76 miles of shoreline

618 feet max. depth

445 feet above sea level

Seneca Lake, one of western New York's famous Finger Lakes, is the largest lake to be entirely contained within the borders of the state. Seneca Lake stretches out over a vast 43,343 acres and 38 long miles, with Watkins Glen on the south shore and Geneva on the north shore. With a maximum depth of 618 feet, the lake is also the second deepest lake in New York State and is a testing site for submarines. ... Read full review

Lough Cullin, Ireland: Shore View of Lough Cullin

Lough Cullin

(Ireland)

2,518 acres

10 miles of shoreline

10 feet max. depth

20 feet above sea level

Lough Cullin is one of the little-known jewels of County Mayo in West Ireland. Tucked neatly between Nephin and Ox mountains, the 2500-acre shallow lough, or lake, figures prominently in Celtic mythology. The lough is named for one of Fionn MacCumhaill's two hounds named Cullin and Conn. Lough Conn is immediately to the north of Lough Cullin, connected by a short channel of the River Deel. The lake ... Read full review

Forest Lake, New Hampshire, USA: View of Mountains From Shoreline of Forest Lake

Forest Lake

(New Hampshire, USA)

196 acres

15 feet max. depth

1,115 feet above sea level

A clear summer day finds many visitors and locals enjoying the weather at Forest Lake, where a 200-foot white beach is covered with sunning families and sandy towels. From the nearby dock, children take flying leaps into this shimmering 196-acre lake. Surrounded by mountains covered in snow for skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer, Forest Lake is an all-round destination that covers all the ... Read full review

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