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Chautauqua Lake, New York, USA: Chautauqua Lake

Chautauqua Lake

(New York, USA)

13,156 acres

41 miles of shoreline

75 feet max. depth

1,308 feet above sea level

Chautauqua Lake, located in idyllic Western New York state, has been a destination for vacationers for more than a century. At 1,308 feet above sea level, Chautauqua Lake is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. Only about 6 miles from the shores of Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake provides calmer waters, charming village escapes and outdoor diversions that are fun for the whole ... Read full review

Chautauqua Lake, New York, USA: Chautauqua Lake

Chautauqua Lake

(New York, USA)

13,156 acres

41 miles of shoreline

75 feet max. depth

1,308 feet above sea level

Chautauqua Lake, located in idyllic Western New York state, has been a destination for vacationers for more than a century. At 1,308 feet above sea level, Chautauqua Lake is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. Only about 6 miles from the shores of Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake provides calmer waters, charming village escapes and outdoor diversions that are fun for the whole ... Read full review

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, USA: View from Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Lake of the Ozarks

(Missouri, USA)

55,000 acres

1,150 miles of shoreline

130 feet max. depth

660 feet above sea level

Painting plains of central Missouri a liquid blue, Lake of the Ozarks snakes its way through the landscape. Just 180 miles from St. Louis and 170 miles from Kansas City, the lake provides visitors and area residents with a 55,000-acre aquatic playground suited to any taste and preference. Lake of the Ozarks winds its way for 92 miles and boasts more than 1,150 miles of shoreline - longer than the ... Read full review

Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada: Mist Over Burns Lake

Burns Lake

(British Columbia, Canada)

2,916 acres

131 feet max. depth

2,299 feet above sea level

Surrounded by over 300 fishing lakes in the heart of the Lakes District, he feels like a kid in a candy store. Some of the lakes, like a few of those in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, are only accessible by floatplane. Burns Lake, where he is staying, is very accessible -- Highway 16 runs right along the northern shore. He picked the house he's staying in from a list of vacation rentals and it's perfect ... Read full review

Mormon Lake, Arizona, USA: Looking  to Mt Humphries Across Mormon Lake

Mormon Lake

(Arizona, USA)

7,680 acres

7,000 feet above sea level

Mormon Lake is a natural lake and part of Arizona's Coconino National Forest, which spreads 1,821,495 acres across Northern Arizona pines, plateaus, and canyons. It is in the Forest's Plateau Country that the lake lies at 7,000 feet elevation, filling and receding inconsistently. Particularly during droughts, the lake can recede to a bare minimum, drying up as if it were just a puddle of water. Far ... Read full review

Trift Lake and Rhone Glacier Lake: Trift Lake Cable Car

Trift Lake and Rhone Glacier Lake

(Bern, Switzerland - Valais, Switzerland)

Trift Lake and Rhone Glacier Lake are two of newest attractions in the Bern and Valais regions of the Swiss Alps. These two recently-formed glacier lakes are the result of water from melting glaciers trapped by the surrounding terrain. Only about 10 miles apart in air-miles but 30 miles by road, the two lakes have formed in recent years as the Trift and Rhone glaciers melt. Trift Lake, also known ... Read full review

Waterton Lakes: Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes

(Alberta, Canada - Montana, USA)

2,496 acres

18 miles of shoreline

487 feet max. depth

4,199 feet above sea level

"Where the mountains meet the prairies" is the motto of Waterton Lakes National Park, the home of three Waterton Lakes that straddle the Montana-Alberta, Canada border. This unique landscape is one of the very few places where the prairies meet the Rockies without the transitional foothills common in most areas. The cause was one huge geological plate over-riding another as the glaciers of the last ... Read full review

Lake of the Woods, Virginia, USA: Late Summer Sunset

Lake of the Woods

(Virginia, USA)

500 acres

13 miles of shoreline

48 feet max. depth

318 feet above sea level

Nestled between Fredericksburg and Culpeper, Virginia, Lake of the Woods is a private residential community consisting of two lakes. Located in Central Virginia's Orange County, Lake of the Woods offers a calm reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. Since the lake was developed primarily as a residential and recreational community, there are year-round activities and amenities available ... Read full review

Lake Nacogdoches, Texas, USA: Lake Nacogdoches Sunset

Lake Nacogdoches

(Texas, USA)

2,212 acres

16 miles of shoreline

40 feet max. depth

279 feet above sea level

Lake Nacogdoches, located in the Piney Woods region of Texas, is known for excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, boating, and all types of water sports: swimming, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, and tubing. The summer drought of 2011 lowered water levels, uncovering a large piece of a space shuttle. The discovery attracted much outside attention, bringing ... Read full review

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