In no particular order, here are some of the top reasons why living the lake life is the best life there is! By HarborClub.com.
- Banish boredom
Whether you are super-active or more laid back, life on the lake offers so many awesome things to do. One minute you’re doing some adrenalin-pumping jet skiing, and the next you’re lounging at the dock sipping a glass of sangria. What’s your pleasure? Boating or birding, lake life has you covered.
- Photo ops
When you live on or near a lake, there will be tons of great photo opportunities. You’ll find beauty everywhere. From sunrises to sunsets, “boat life” to wildlife, your smartphone can capture the best of all of it. Of course, you can’t forget the fantastic backdrops a lake provides for your awesome selfies.
- Easy entertaining
Parties, cookouts, boat rides, bonfires — when you have an event at the lake, you can be sure that invitees will not flake at the last minute. In fact, you’ll probably have more than expected. But that’s ok. You’re at the lake. The entertainment is ready-made.
- Fitness that’s FUN
The lake offers up tons of fitness opportunities. Think about it – canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, kayaking and rowing, just to name a few. Even fishing is considered a sport. All of them involve you being outside in the fresh air and moving your muscles–all while having a great time.
- Lake hair, don’t care
Ladies, when you are on or in the water, proper etiquette stipulates that you really don’t have to worry about your hair or makeup. Besides, swimming and non-waterproof mascara really don’t mix. And beachy-waves are super cool right now anyway.
- Super sunsets
There’s nothing quite like a sunset at the lake. For some reason, the colors and hues are more vibrant — redder reds, pinker pinks and bluer blues. Add in a few puffy clouds and some pretty pines and you’ve got a gorgeous, naturally framed, postcard-perfect sunset. Bonus if the lake is calm enough to reflect the whole picture.
An evening at the lake can be made perfect with a bonfire by the water. Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and tell ghost stories. No matter if you are young or old, everyone loves to hang out together by the fire as it dances, snaps and crackles.
- Epic watersports
Tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing — these are all watersports that are loads of fun on the lake. Even better, each of these activities are just as enjoyable to watch as they are to do. So whether you are an adrenalin junky or simply a spectator, you’ll be highly entertained either way.
- Spontaneous socializing
Socializing at the lake can happen at a moment’s notice. One minute you’re boating by yourself and the next, you’re hooked up with a bunch of other boats in a manmade island of fun, suddenly hanging with a bunch of new friends. When you combine the lake with food, outdoor activities and watersports, you are swiftly connected with other like-minded neighbors who appreciate the same things you do, making socializing easy and a true pleasure.
Studies show that being around water provides a unique way to relax. It gives your brain a rest from overstimulation. Believe it or not, it can actually induce meditation, allowing you to be more mindful. It can help stave off stress and anxiety, as well as boost your ability to think more clearly and even sleep better. After a long day of work, there’s nothing quite like coming home to the peace and serenity of a beautiful lake view to help you relax.
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Re-posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”