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Lake Monona, Wisconsin, USA: Where Yahara River Meets Lake Monona

Lake Monona

(Wisconsin, USA)

3,274 acres

13 miles of shoreline

74 feet max. depth

845 feet above sea level

Originally called "Tchee-ho-bo-kee-xa-te-la" or Teepee Lake by the Winnebago Indians who lived in the area, Lake Monona is one of the lakes bordering Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is Wisconsin's capital city and is located on an isthmus or strip of land bordered on one side by Lake Mendota and on the other by Lake Monona. Together the lakes give the city its "Lake, City, Lake" trademark. Madison ... Read full review

Lake Monona, Wisconsin, USA: Where Yahara River Meets Lake Monona

Lake Monona

(Wisconsin, USA)

3,274 acres

13 miles of shoreline

74 feet max. depth

845 feet above sea level

Originally called "Tchee-ho-bo-kee-xa-te-la" or Teepee Lake by the Winnebago Indians who lived in the area, Lake Monona is one of the lakes bordering Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is Wisconsin's capital city and is located on an isthmus or strip of land bordered on one side by Lake Mendota and on the other by Lake Monona. Together the lakes give the city its "Lake, City, Lake" trademark. Madison ... Read full review

Lake Brunner, South Island, New Zealand: View of Mountains from Shoreline of Lake Brunner

Lake Brunner

(South Island, New Zealand)

10,151 acres

359 feet max. depth

289 feet above sea level

Moana Kotuku is what the Maori call Lake Brunner, naming it after the beautiful and rare white herons (kotuku) sometimes seen on the lake's shores. The lake's English name was given in memory of a 19th century British explorer, Thomas Brunner, who was awarded by the British Royal Geographical Society for his exploits of New Zealand's South Island. Set in the West Coast region of the island, the ... Read full review

Coeur d'Alene Lake, Idaho, USA: Spokane River, close to Blackwell launch

Coeur d'Alene Lake

(Idaho, USA)

30,000 acres

135 miles of shoreline

220 feet max. depth

2,125 feet above sea level

Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho, 30,000-acre Coeur d'Alene Lake (pronounced Core-de-lane) is a spectacular recreational jewel of a lake. The name Coeur d'Alene comes from early French traders who named their trading post for the shrewd trading practices of local Indian tribes. Translated literally, it means "heart of the awl" or "sharp-hearted." Today, ... Read full review

Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir, India: Boat at Dal Lake

Dal Lake

(Jammu and Kashmir, India)

2,718 acres

10 miles of shoreline

20 feet max. depth

5,193 feet above sea level

Dal Lake is located in the heart of Srinagar, the capital of the northernmost Indian administered State of Jammu and Kashmir. At 2700 acres, breath-taking Dal Lake is the second largest lake in the Kashmir valley. Surrounded on three sides by the majestic snow-capped Pir Panjal and Himalayan Mountains, the lake is best known for its houseboats. Approximately 2,000 victorian-era, ornately-carved pinewood ... Read full review

Capilano Lake, British Columbia, Canada: Capilano Totem Poles

Capilano Lake

(British Columbia, Canada)

670 acres

7 miles of shoreline

520 feet above sea level

One of the most beautiful lakes in British Columbia is uninhabited Capilano Lake. The reservoir was created when Cleveland Dam was built across the Capilano River in 1954 just outside North Vancouver. The lake provides about 40% of the North Vancouver area's drinking water, so the lake and the immediate watershed are not open to the public except for a small picnic area near the dam. This doesn't ... Read full review

Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant, New York, USA: Moffitt Beach Views

Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant

(New York, USA)

1,589 acres

50 feet max. depth

1,726 feet above sea level

Sacandaga Lake and Lake Pleasant are the crown jewels of Hamilton County, anchor community of central Adirondack Park. The community of Lake Pleasant occupies the strip of land between the two lakes, and becomes 'outdoor central' each summer when park visitors arrive. Located about 60 miles from Utica and 70 miles from Schenectady, Lake Pleasant and its two large lakes are the destinations favored ... Read full review

Mystic Lake, Montana, USA: Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Wildflowers

Mystic Lake

(Montana, USA)

6 miles of shoreline

205 feet max. depth

7,637 feet above sea level

One of the prettiest lakes in Montana's Yellowstone Country is Mystic Lake. This beautiful lake sits at 7,637 feet above sea level in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and can be reached only by a more-than three-mile trail. The trail is somewhat steep in spots, and can be dangerous in bad weather, but that doesn't keep it from being the equivalent of backwoods-busy on warm summer week-ends. Tucked ... Read full review

Tuckertown Reservoir, North Carolina, USA: Rocky Outcroppings at Tuckertown Reservoir

Tuckertown Reservoir

(North Carolina, USA)

2,560 acres

75 miles of shoreline

55 feet max. depth

565 feet above sea level

The Tuckertown Reservoir in North Carolina's Piedmont region is a stunning example of how hydroelectric power generation can mesh with habitat preservation and natural scenic beauty. Also called Tuckertown Lake, the 2500-acre reservoir is one of the area's most attractive scenic spots and protects hundreds of acres of wetlands and forest. The lake was created when Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) ... Read full review

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