Summer is here, and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy America’s beautiful lakes. One of my favorite summer activities is going to a pristine lake. Whether I just hang out on the beach or take a ride in a pontoon, it’s always a summer highlight. So, what are some fun things to do at the lake this summer?
Before we get to that, did you know that there’s actually a Lakes Appreciation Month? It’s true. The North American Lakes Management Society (NALMS) has named July the official Lakes Appreciation Month. The designation is to “focus attention on the value of lakes and reservoirs to society and the threats they face.” NALMS also states that their mission is to “forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs…for today and tomorrow.”
One fun fact about lakes is that the lowest lake in the world is the Dead Sea, on the edge of Israel and Jordan. The surface level is 418 m below sea level. That’s incredible. Also, the Great Lakes, which are shared between the U.S. and Canada, contain roughly 21% of the world’s freshwater supply.
So, what are some engaging activities that you can do on the lake this year? Read on for a list of 10 fun things to do on the lake this summer.