8 Gorgeous Lake Towns That You'll Want to Visits ASAP

Nicknamed the "Little Bahamas of the East," Summersville is in the heart of West Virginia, offering scuba diving, white water rafting, paddle boarding, and kayaking in the state's largest lake, along with wineries, distilleries, the only lighthouse in West Virginia, and lake and hiking tours.

Summersville, West Virginia

Straddling the Arizona-California border, Lake Havasu City provides endless entertainment, sports, fishing, and boating along its 30-mile stretch of the Colorado River, making it a popular year-round vacation spot.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Ely epitomizes small-town living on the Vermilion Iron Range, featuring several iron mines, the North American Bear Center, and the International Wolf Center.

Ely, Minnesota

Okoboji, near six bodies of water including Big Spirit Lake, the largest natural lake in Iowa, offers interconnected lakes, museums, amusement parks, race tracks, and numerous family activities, with West Lake Okoboji being one of only three blue water lakes in the world.

Okoboji, Iowa

Bigfork, located in Montana's Rocky Mountains, borders Flathead Lake, the state's largest lake, and is known for its fruit orchards growing apples, cherries, plums, and pears since 1892.

Bigfork, Montana

Sandpoint, a small resort town on Lake Pend Oreille, is popular for summer lake activities and winter sports, and hosts the annual Long Bridge Swim in early August, a premier open-water event in the Northwest.

Sandpoint, Idaho

Greenville, with a population of under 1,700, is a summer vacation hot spot featuring a 40-mile long and 20-mile wide lake ideal for fishing, boating, and hiking in the Northeast.

Greenville, Maine

Mackinac Island offers a quaint experience with B&Bs, no cars allowed, and transportation by foot, bike, or horse and buggy, appealing to those who prefer a quieter getaway.

Mackinac Island, Michigan