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Lake Placid, Florida, USA: Pelicans and Seagulls

Lake Placid

(Florida, USA)

3,320 acres

11 miles of shoreline

57 feet max. depth

92 feet above sea level

Lake Placid is a large sandy-bottom, freshwater lake located in south central Florida. The lake is ideally located between the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts and less than two hours from all the major Orlando-based attractions. The area is teeming with lakes and natural beauty. In fact, the greater Lake Placid area includes 27 pristine freshwater lakes. Along with its white sandy beaches, the size and ... Read full review

Lake Placid, Florida, USA: Pelicans and Seagulls

Lake Placid

(Florida, USA)

3,320 acres

11 miles of shoreline

57 feet max. depth

92 feet above sea level

Lake Placid is a large sandy-bottom, freshwater lake located in south central Florida. The lake is ideally located between the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts and less than two hours from all the major Orlando-based attractions. The area is teeming with lakes and natural beauty. In fact, the greater Lake Placid area includes 27 pristine freshwater lakes. Along with its white sandy beaches, the size and ... Read full review

Lake Brunner, South Island, New Zealand: Dock at 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

Lake Turkana: Shore View of Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana

(Ethiopia - Eastern, Kenya - Rift Valley, Kenya)

1,667,961 acres

358 feet max. depth

Lake Turkana, located in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and stretching into Northern Ethiopia, is said to be the world's largest permanent desert lake. With a hot and arid climate and location in the middle of the desert, this lake is usually only visited as a stopover during a safari. Originally the lake was named Lake Rudolf in honor of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in 1888 by the first known ... Read full review

Lake Powhatan, North Carolina, USA: North Carolina Arboretum

Lake Powhatan

(North Carolina, USA)

13 acres

1 miles of shoreline

2,152 feet above sea level

Just outside of Asheville in North Carolina's Mountains region, little Lake Powhatan offers a refreshing change of pace to the city. The reservoir lies completely within the Pisgah National Forest and boasts a popular National Forest campground that is in major demand. The 13-acre lake was created when Bent Creek was dammed in 1942 to provide for recreation, fishing and wildlife conservation. It is ... Read full review

Lake Morton, Washington, USA: Spring Rain Lake Morton WA

Lake Morton

(Washington, USA)

66 acres

23 feet max. depth

525 feet above sea level

Lake Morton is a small wilderness haven with city amenities nearby, located about 30 miles southeast of Seattle in King County. With snow-capped Mt. Rainier set in the backdrop, Lake Morton looks like the perfect subject for an artist's canvass. Although a small lake, with 66 acres of water, visitors will find ample room for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. A public boat launch provides ... Read full review

Cass Lake, Minnesota, USA: Screenhouse and Sky at Cass Lake

Cass Lake

(Minnesota, USA)

15,956 acres

27 miles of shoreline

120 feet max. depth

1,301 feet above sea level

Cass Lake is, without a doubt, one of Minnesota's natural treasures. Its scenic beauty is only surpassed by its rich history, unique features and the many ways visitors can enjoy the lake and surrounding area. The lake is a popular destination for recreational fishing, boating, and swimming. There are numerous campgrounds and resorts located on its shores. Located in north central Minnesota, ... Read full review

Sardis Lake, Oklahoma, USA: Sardis Lake Kayaking

Sardis Lake

(Oklahoma, USA)

14,360 acres

117 miles of shoreline

55 feet max. depth

599 feet above sea level

No visitor could be better served than by a visit to beautiful Sardis Lake. Located in Oklahoma's Kaimichi Region, the reservoir is surrounded by mountain ranges-the Winding Stair Mountains to the east and north, the Kiamichi Mountains to the south and the Jackfork Mountains to the west. The scenery is, of course, awesome, the lake inviting, and the surroundings a vacationer's dream. Sardis Reservoir ... Read full review

Walloon Lake, Michigan, USA: Across the Lake

Walloon Lake

(Michigan, USA)

4,320 acres

31 miles of shoreline

100 feet max. depth

686 feet above sea level

Walloon Lake - Hemingway's Michigan. Ernest Hemingway was born here, spent 22 youthful summers here and came back to the lake for his honeymoon. The Hemingway family still owns the family cottage. That's the kind of place Walloon Lake is, a family place, a summer place for the generations. The Hemingways first came here in the 1890's. Since then, Walloon Lake has hosted summer properties for many ... Read full review

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