PHOTO: Lake Placid is one of America's greatest lakes. (photo via Flickr/Peter C in Toronto Canada)[/IMAGECAPTION
There are so many lakes around the country that there is at least one for every season, inspiring Travel + Leisure to report on the country’s best lake vacations.
Brian Raub of Lakelubbers.com tells Travel + Leisure that lakes have an advantage.
“You’ll probably prefer the feel of freshwater over salt, and you probably won’t miss seasickness, seaweed or sharks. You can choose your outdoor temperatures; lakes exist at elevations from below sea level to 13,000 feet above,” he says.
There’s no way to tell for sure, but the number of lakes in the U.S. is in the millions.
“Satellite mapping has yet to yield a precise answer, but the best guess is that there are between 3 and 4 million lakes across the U.S., ranging from duck ponds to wonders like Oregon’s Crater Lake,” writes Joe Yogerst.
For those looking for an alternative to international travel this year, lakes are a good way to get away.
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“Maybe instead of flying to Paris this year, you’re driving from New York City up to Lake Placid or from St. Louis down to Table Rock Lake,” Matt Renner of ResortsandLodges.com tells Travel + Leisure. “No matter the reason, more and more people are spending their vacations on lakes.”
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