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Lake Tahoe: Sunset Over Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

(California, USA - Nevada, USA)

122,000 acres

75 miles of shoreline

1,645 feet max. depth

6,225 feet above sea level

Tucked into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and straddling the California-Nevada state line, Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous lakes in the United States. It's the second deepest lake in the country (only Crater Lake in Oregon is deeper), and was home to the area's 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. Now a major recreational attraction, this 122,000-acre lake inspires with its beauty and entertains ... Read full review

Lake Tahoe: Sunset Over Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

(California, USA - Nevada, USA)

122,000 acres

75 miles of shoreline

1,645 feet max. depth

6,225 feet above sea level

Tucked into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and straddling the California-Nevada state line, Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous lakes in the United States. It's the second deepest lake in the country (only Crater Lake in Oregon is deeper), and was home to the area's 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. Now a major recreational attraction, this 122,000-acre lake inspires with its beauty and entertains ... Read full review

Commanda Lake, Ontario, Canada: Restoule Provincial Park

Commanda Lake

(Ontario, Canada)

1,357 acres

14 miles of shoreline

729 feet above sea level

A true jewel in the crown of Ontario's Near-North vacation playground, Commanda Lake is the perfect spot for either an annual vacation or a seasonal home. Located just south of Lake Nipissing, Commanda Lake lies just south of the popular Restoule Provincial Park amid miles of trails, waterways and historic locations. Nearby, the route of the Old Nipissing Road taken by early settlers wanders past ... Read full review

Tupper Lake, New York, USA: Duck Ice Sculpture, The Wild Center at Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake

(New York, USA)

3,853 acres

21 miles of shoreline

85 feet max. depth

1,545 feet above sea level

Big Tupper Lake is a perfect specimen of the natural lakes found in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The 3,850-acre lake formed from a glacial hollow along the course of the Raquette River, with more water contributions from the Bog River. Europeans arrived to the lake area in the late 18th century to harvest timber. The lake was named after surveyor Ansel Norton Tupper who unfortunately ... Read full review

Lake Waveland, Indiana, USA: Lake Waveland Park

Lake Waveland

(Indiana, USA)

358 acres

6 miles of shoreline

27 feet max. depth

713 feet above sea level

Nestled in the southwest corner of Montgomery County sits Lake Waveland, one of the county's greatest assets. The 360-acre lake is bordered by 248-acre Lake Waveland Park, providing more than 600 recreational acres. Lake Waveland exists because a local group of property owners and interested environmentalists thought the area needed a lake. The Little Raccoon Creek Conservancy District was formed ... Read full review

Cherokee Lake, Tennessee, USA: Cherokee Lake Sunset

Cherokee Lake

(Tennessee, USA)

28,780 acres

393 miles of shoreline

150 feet max. depth

1,073 feet above sea level

Cherokee Lake: Artists stop at Clinch Mountain Overlook to paint it, and photographers to photograph it, and every year millions of people come from all over to enjoy its beautiful waters. Cherokee Lake is a fantastic place to boat, fish, and enjoy. With Pigeon Forge, Tennessee nearby, there is sure to be something to please everyone. Cherokee Lake is named for the Cherokee Indians that used ... Read full review

Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany: Sailing at Lake Chiemsee

Lake Chiemsee

(Bavaria, Germany)

19,571 acres

40 miles of shoreline

239 feet max. depth

1,701 feet above sea level

Lake Chiemsee is the crown jewel of Bavaria's tourist region. Located about half-way between Munich and Salzburg, Austria, Lake Chiemsee has been a favored destination since the days of Roman occupation of the area. This large glacial lake contains almost 20,000 acres and is often called the Bavarian Sea. Nearby wetlands and small pothole lakes give evidence it was once much larger. The Rivers Tiroler ... Read full review

Lake Buyan and  Lake Tamblingan-Bali's Twin Lakes, Indonesia: Blue Waters of Lake Buyan

Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan-Bali's Twin Lakes

(Indonesia)

489 acres

3 miles of shoreline

295 feet max. depth

3,994 feet above sea level

Travelers wanting to experience the wild rainforests of Bali's central highlands will make the trek to Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan. The two crater lakes are located within the caldera of extinct Bedugul volcano. They were a single lake until 1800; a landslide separated the lake into two lakes, and a narrow land bridge of less than a mile width divides them. Located at altitudes of nearly 4000 ... Read full review

Fuji Five Lakes, Chubu, Japan: Mount Fuji from Lake Saiko

Fuji Five Lakes

(Chubu, Japan)

459 feet max. depth

Famous Mount Fuji and its five scenic lakes are the biggest tourist attractions in the Chuba Region of Japan. The five lakes ringing the northern slopes of Mount Fuji were created by ancient lava flows from the volcano's historic eruptions. Lava dammed small rivers and even separated one large lake into three, creating the perfect scenic reflecting pools from which to view the majestic snow-covered ... Read full review

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