There are many reasons why people love a good summer lake vacation. It’s more private, it’s relaxing and you never run out of things to do. Here are some great lakes to visit in the Northeast region.
Moosehead Lake, (Greenville, ME)
Located three hours from Portland, Maine sits a beautifully pristine lake where where the moose outnumber people three-to-one. Whether you’re looking to clear your mind and sit in nature or just enjoy some outdoor recreation, Moosehead Lake has a little bit of everything for you from kayaking, fishing and hiking, all the way to wildlife photography.
Sebago Lake, (Casco, ME)
Only 30 minutes from Portland is another must-visit lake; The Sebago Lake. While there are plenty of walking trails to explore on land, this lake is voted best enjoyed from on the water. Visitors love going for a swim or taking in views of Maine’s Hills and nearby New Hampshire’s mountain range from their boat, kayak, canoe, or sailboat- you name it. This area is also popular for kid summer camps.
Walden Pond, (Concord, MA)
At Walden Pond, you can expect all of the usual lake fun plus a bit of local history too. The area is made famous by Henry David Thoreau, who lived at the pond from 1845-1847. He even wrote a book, “Walden“, about his experience. Today, you can visit the site of his original cabin home.
This area is pretty quiet. Not a lot going on nearby. So, pack accordingly and plan to stay for the whole day. It’s a great place to have a picnic or barbecue.
Lake Winnipesaukee, (Laconia, NH)
If you’re looking for the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire, Lake Winnipesaukee is it! With over 70 miles of water, there is much for you to enjoy and explore this summer. And when you’re done having fun on the water, get a different view of the area by taking a ride on the Hobo Railroad.
Lake Champlain, (VT, NY)
Lake Champlain is filled with as many fun facts as it is with recreational activities. For example, it is a part of three different states and two countries. That’s right. It spans across Vermont and New York in The United States and Quebec, Canada. Lake Champlain is also home to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster as well as the world’s oldest known fossil reef.