Top 10 Gorgeous Lake Towns That You'll Want to Visits ASAP  

In central West Virginia is the "Little Bahamas of the East," a small town. Scuba diving, white water rafting, paddle boarding, and kayaking are available on West Virginia's largest lake. Explore local wineries and distilleries at night. One West Virginia lighthouse and lake and hiking tours are available.

Summersville, West Virginia

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu City, on the Arizona-California border, offers endless entertainment, sports, fishing, and boating. Lake Havasu is a popular year-round vacation spot along the Colorado River for 30 miles.

Ely, Minnesota

In charming Ely, live small-town life. The North American Bear Centre and International Wolf Centre are in the town on the Vermilion Iron Range, known for its iron mines.

Okoboji, Iowa

Near Okoboji are six waterways. Iowa's largest natural lake, Big Spirit, flows into five contiguous lakes near the city. Western Lake Okoboji, one of three blue water lakes worldwide, is fed by an underground spring. Museums, amusement parks, race tracks, and water sports make the perfect family vacation.

Bigfork, Montana

Bigfork borders Flathead Lake, Montana's largest lake, in the Rocky Mountains. Since 1892, the area has grown apples, cherries, plums, and pears on massive plots of land.

Sandpoint, Idaho

Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille attracts summer and winter lake and slope sports tourists. Every early August, the town hosts the 1.76-mile Long Bride Swim across the lake. A top Northwest open-water event.

Greenville, Maine

Summer vacations are popular in Greenville, a town of under 1,700. The nearby 40-mile-long, 20-mile-wide lake is a Northeast fishing, boating, and hiking hotspot.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island is perfect for those who prefer B&Bs to hotels. Visitors must walk, bike, or ride horses and buggies in the car-free town.

Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid was America's first winter vacation destination before hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. In between water skiing, boating, and tubing, visit the Olympic Village Museum.

Lake Lure, North Carolina

Enjoy floating on Lake Lure with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. The small town in Hickory Nut Gorge is kid-friendly and romantic.

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