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10 of America’s best lake vacations –

If you are still trying to plan a summer vacation within driving distance from Chicago, this article recommends Door County WI, Traverse City MI, Lake Winnebego WI & other destinations in and around the great lakes! Follow link to read full article and recommendations.  HAPPY SUMMER!

(CNN) — Waking to another cloudless morning, you dive off your houseboat into the wild blue of Lake Powell in southern Utah. The water takes the edge off the heat, and you float along, contemplating a lazy day of navigating spectacular red-rock gorges and flooded canyons.

Brian Raub, founder of, says lakes have an inherent advantage over the ocean when it comes to vacations.

“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.”

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And temperature isn’t your only choice: America offers a lake vacation for every season and activity, and no matter where you live, even in the Southwest desert, chances are there’s one near you. 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.

While Lake Tahoe is most popular for winter sports and Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago reaches its windsurfing peak in fall, we associate most lakes with summer, as places to cool off and chill out. A recent study by named lake vacations the most popular summer travel trend of 2012, ahead of%2

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Wakeboarding a cranberry bog – Episode 3 – Red Bull Winch Sessions – YouTube

This looks so awesome!

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Woman to waterski around Manhattan for veterans

30 miles waterskiied in 1hour 40 minutes by one 54 yr old woman

NEW YORK (WABC) — Mary Kocy throws logic overboard when she fastens her skis and dips into the Hudson River.

“I prepared by getting Hep A shots and tetanus shots,” she said.

That’s to make sure she doesn’t get sick from the water, which is currently littered with flotsam from Hurricane Irene.

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86yr old Slalom waterskier???

You have to see this video to believe it!  I’ll be honest, I am turning 40 in a few weeks. I have yet to water ski this summer for fear of re-injuring my knee.  And this 86yr old is getting up on ONE ski!  Good for him!