Do you want to spend your summer on the beach without going to the ocean? If so, a lake vacation may make the perfect getaway for you. Here are five great summer lake resorts for families:
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort – Lake Placid, New York
Located in the heart of Lake Placid, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort provides you with a gorgeous view of the Adirondack Mountains. There are plenty of things to do on the white sandy beaches of Mirror Lake. You and your family can swim, paddle board, canoe, kayak, rowboat or even take a private gondola cruise. The resort offers a heated indoor pool and a fitness center.
Shore Lodge – McCall, Idaho
Located in the mountains of Idaho, Shore Lodge is an award-winning lakefront resort set on Payette Lake. Nearby is the largest protected wilderness in the continental U.S., putting visitors in close proximity to the mountains, forests, three major rivers and hot springs. Your family can enjoy steelhead and trout fishing, hiking, golfing, paddle boarding, river rafting, kayaking, camping, mountain biking and ATVing, as well as the lodge’s spa.
Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, Missouri
Nestled in the heart of Missouri’s Ozark Mountains and on Table Rock Lake, Big Cedar Lodge is a premier wilderness resort set on 800 acres of land. Recognized as one of the world’s best family destination resorts, the lodge features lodges, cottages, and cabins. Your family can go swimming, bass fishing, water skiing or take a cruise on the lake. You can also go hiking or horseback riding at nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. The resort offers numerous amenities, including four restaurants, a world-class spa and five swimming pools.
Resort at Squaw Creek – Lake Tahoe, California
Conveniently located five miles from Lake Tahoe in Sierra, the Resort at Squaw Creek has a lot to offer. With three heated swimming pools, a 120-foot waterslide, an award-winning spa, a championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and miles of trails for biking and hiking, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The 405 rooms offer a luxurious view of the granite peaks and pine trees that surround the resort.
Grand Hotel – Mackinac Island, Michigan
Recognized as America’s Original Grand Hotel, the 390-room resort was built over a century ago. It’s a top family destination and for good reason. Set on the historically-preserved Mackinac Island, it’s within close proximity to Lake Huron. You and your family can enjoy the beauty of the island, go bike riding, take a horse and carriage tour, play lawn games, and listen to live music. You’ll also want to check out the pool, where the movie, This Time for Keeps, was filmed. Fun fact: scenes from the movie, Somewhere in Time, were also filmed at this lakeside resort.
There are many great summer lake resorts for families to vacation to. What are you waiting for? Book your lake vacation today.