10 Great Lakeside Beaches in the U.S. to Visit This Summer

Lake Champlain, New York and Vermont 

Played a pivotal role in American conflicts like the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and War of 1812. Explore forts and maritime history.

Lake Superior, Michigan, Minnesota 

Abundant fishing opportunities with diverse species like salmon, trout, and walleye. Popular spots include Duluth and Bayfield.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Deepest lake in the U.S. and a flooded volcano. Visit lava formations and take a Wizard Island boat tour for unique views.

Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin 

Ideal for windsurfers and kite surfers with steady winds and warm summer temperatures. Winter transforms into a natural ice rink.

Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota

Explore Voyageurs National Park with remote campsites accessible only by boat. Encounter wildlife and scenic islands.

Lake Clark, Alaska

Accessible only by plane, offering pristine wilderness, fishing, kayaking, and hiking in Alaska’s rugged landscape.

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

High-altitude destination with skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy panoramic views and winter resorts around the lake.

Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan

With over 1,600 miles of shoreline, offers diverse beach experiences from urban strands to dunes and pastoral shores.

Finger Lakes, New York

Known for its vineyards and wine tours. Riesling is popular, along with other varietals like pinot noir and chardonnay.

Lake Powell, Utah and Arizona

Explore stunning red-rock canyons and secluded coves on a houseboat. Featured in numerous films for its dramatic scenery.

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