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Top 10 lakes in the US

Nichole Beaudry strives to capture the wonder, beauty, and whimsy in the small moments with her children.She earned her undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas and her masters in English from California State Univers...

Best lakes for summer fun

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it's time to start thinking about fun at the lake. With so many amazing lakes across the US, it can be tough to choose from all of the great options, so we've done some homework for you. You can't go wrong with these 10 great lakes.

Best lakes for summer fun


Lake Norman

Fishing, hiking, and swimming await you on Lake Norman in central North Carolina. This lovely lake measures 34 miles long and offers 520 miles of shoreline. Excellent water skiing, wake-boarding, rowing, fishing and sailing make Lake Norman a water sports paradise.


Lake Tahoe

Straddling California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe (above) is the second deepest lake in the US and boasts water clarity of 70 feet. Summer water temps of 65 to 70 degrees don’t faze local swimmers, who flock to the crystal-clear lake for swimming, boating, fishing and paddle boarding. With 72 miles of shoreline, you’re bound to find your perfect summer spot.

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