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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 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 Mattoon, Illinois, USA: Sailing at Lake Mattoon

Lake Mattoon

(Illinois, USA)

1,065 acres

56 miles of shoreline

35 feet max. depth

636 feet above sea level

Surrounded by farmlands in the Central region of Illinois is Lake Mattoon. A quiet and tranquil retreat for many Illinoisans and out-of-towners, the lake is also a dynamic and lively location for the bustles of summer. Fishing tournaments, waterfowl hunting and sailboat races are some of the faster-paced events taking place at Lake Mattoon. But visitors just as equally enjoy viewing wildlife or ... Read full review

Lake Willoughby, Vermont, USA: Lake Willoughby Gap Panoramic

Lake Willoughby

(Vermont, USA)

1,692 acres

11 miles of shoreline

312 feet max. depth

1,169 feet above sea level

Lake Willoughby is one of those special lakes that are rarely found in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The action of prehistoric glaciers gouged out a portion of high ridges to create Mount Hor and Mount Pisgah. Between these landmark mountains, glaciations left an exceedingly deep lake: Lake Willoughby. Lying fiord-like at the base of the towering granite slabs that comprise the sides of these two famed ... Read full review

Mummelsee, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany: Winter at Mummelsee

Mummelsee

(Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)

9 acres

56 feet max. depth

3,399 feet above sea level

Legends swirl around Mummelsee (see=lake) in the northern Black Forest. The Black Forest, in Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg region, is a land of fairy tales and enchanted forests, and Mummelsee is a small jewel tucked away in the midst of the mystical land. Stories tell of the King of Mummelsee and his water nymphs that live in the lake. Quiet during the day, the king and nymphs are said to rise to ... Read full review

Upper Greenwood Lake, New Jersey, USA: Dock at Upper Greenwood Lake

Upper Greenwood Lake

(New Jersey, USA)

385 acres

20 feet max. depth

1,300 feet above sea level

Once a private summer resort lake, Upper Greenwood Lake is now home to full-time residents who enjoy lake living in north central New Jersey. Located in Hewitt, Sussex County, Upper Greenwood Lake offers many recreational activities. Upper Greenwood Lake should not be confused with the larger nearby Greenwood Lake. The two lakes are connected by two streams but otherwise stand alone. Upper Greenwood ... Read full review

Garden Bay Lake, British Columbia, Canada: Dock at Garden Bay Lake

Garden Bay Lake

(British Columbia, Canada)

153 acres

171 feet max. depth

102 feet above sea level

Garden Bay Lake is located just off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The Lake is one of four that rest along the edges of Pender Harbour. The lake is a pristine body of water surrounded by tree-covered mountains that were rounded by glaciers sliding over the area thousands of years ago. Though the surrounding area is picturesque, Garden Bay Lake and the nearby village of the same ... Read full review

Hemlock Lake, New York, USA: Reflections on a Sumer Day at Hemlock Lake

Hemlock Lake

(New York, USA)

1,800 acres

17 miles of shoreline

91 feet max. depth

905 feet above sea level

Hemlock Lake, at just 7 miles long and a half mile wide, is one of New York's smallest Finger Lakes, and one of two reserved for supplying water to the City of Rochester. The 1,800-acre reservoir is located in southeast Livingston County, just 25 miles south of Rochester, and serves as a quiet example of how the New York lake country used to be: with most of its shoreline wholly undeveloped, the unassuming ... Read full review

Deal Lake, New Jersey, USA: Wildlife at Deal Lake

Deal Lake

(New Jersey, USA)

158 acres

3 feet above sea level

The largest freshwater coastal lake in New Jersey, Deal Lake is composed of a unique series of shallow ponds and channels clustered together -- as opposed to a typical, single-bodied structure. Located in the middle of Monmouth County, its long, thin fingers touch seven municipalities: the Allenhurst, Deal, and Interlaken boroughs; Loch Arbour Village; the City of Asbury Park, and Neptune and Ocean ... Read full review

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