Summer is right around the corner and you may be prepping for those long-awaited summertime lake activities. Whether you’re heading to the lake house or gearing up the boat for a few weeks of sunbathing on the bow, enjoy the great outdoors to the fullest this summer.
Where do you start? Here’s our top ten list of sites to get you going.
Recreation.gov is a must visit site before heading to the lake this summer. You can build a personalized trip and find a number of summertime activities to enjoy. If you are still trying to decide what lake to drop the boat in this summer, Recreation.gov has a few lake trips ideas.
Outside Online is the digital spin of Outside Magazine, go to place for adventure, fitness, travel, gear and more. They even have a summer 2018 buyers guide you can browse to find gear for all your lake fun. From hiking to biking, Outside Online is worth checking out before hitting the road.
Speaking of summer lake activity gear, REI has plenty of choices. Need a new kayak paddle? How about a new coat for those brisk lake nights? REI has it all when it comes to outdoor clothing and equipment. They also have a deals page with sales, discounts and clearance items to save a buck or two.
4 Country Living
Does your lake house need a fresh look this summer? Country Living is a fun website to get ideas on new lake house design and decoration ideas. From food and drinks to crafts and DIY, Country Living is a one-stop design mill worth a browse. Check out their lake house décor page, boasting 55 décor ideas for your summer renovation efforts.
Amazon is a site for online shopping. You can pretty much find and buy anything you may need for this year’s summer lake adventure. Amazon is also a great place to score deals on those little must have outdoor accessories like a wireless phone charger, or fishfinder GPS. You can also grab a few lake gifts for him this summer on Amazon too.
6 Boat Planet
What is the most popular lake activity? Boating of course. Getting on the water is one of the best ways to beat the heat, and let’s face it, boating is super fun. For all things boat related, check out Lake of the Ozarks Boat Planet. They provide timely boating service information, dock sales and services, and articles filled with boating tips and safety must-dos.
7 National Audubon Society
For the land lovers, what better way to enjoy the lake this summer than some good old-fashioned bird watching? The National Audubon Society website has plenty of birding information for the beginner, as well as a birding expert. The North American bird guide can be useful for the beginner, gearing your research to your specific location.
8 Digital Camera World
From boating to birding, you’ll want to capture all the summertime lake activities. If it’s time to upgrade your digital camera, Digital Camera World is a must before heading to the lake. They have lots of digital camera reviews, articles, and tutorials to help you choose the best camera for any activity. There’s just nothing like a new camera to capture this summer’s memorable moments.
SUP provides a lot of stand up paddle boarding information, tips, tricks, events, and more. If you’re heading to the lake this summer, why not drag your paddleboard with you? Stand up paddle boarding is a great way to stay in shape while on vacation. The SUP website serves as the motivation to get you paddling. You can even do a little paddle surfing behind the wake of your boat too.
10 Food For Net
Lake barbeques and lakeside picnics are probably on the agenda this summer. Food For Net serves up some delicious ideas to make your lake cookout top notch. They have recipes, beer club info, grill guide, and more. Need a grill for this summer’s lake trip? Food For Net has a robust list of portable camping grills to help you decide.
Make Every Summertime Lake Activity Amazing
Be prepared for anything this summer by checking out the above websites. You’ve been waiting all year, so make the most of it. Get the best gear, lake house décor, and boating services and hit the road knowing this summer will be amazing!