ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mountain Lake Vacations

Updated on October 22, 2011

United States is enriched with many beautiful and artificial lakes surrounded by wide mountainous areas. These valleys boast of its beautiful habitat, which is home to not just beautiful plants and trees, but many unique animals.

Travelling, hiking, camping and lodging in these areas is one of the best things to do. Because these are the places where you can really be with true nature away from polluted and artificial city atmosphere.

Such areas are also popular from residential and property point of view for people who like living at the country side.

But for travelers these mountain lakes, in different areas, are very appealing to many. Some of these beautiful mountain lakes, their features and their tourist attractions are discussed below.

Blue Mountain Lake (New York)

Location

Blue Mountain Lake is a rural hamlet in the town of Indian Lake of Hamilton County in the city of New York. This lake is located at the intersection of New York Routes 28 and 30.

Blue Mountain Lake
Blue Mountain Lake

Tourist Attractions

The main attractions for the tourists at Blue Mountain Lake include camping, hiking and boating.

There are several guest lodges located there at least one of which actively promotes absence of radio, televisions or cell phones so that the tourists may forget about their worries for a while and could relax and connect with the nature.

Mountain Lake (Virginia)
Mountain Lake (Virginia)

Mountain Lake (Virginia)

Location

This Mountain Lake is located at Giles County near Pembroke in the state Virginia of United States. It’s one of only two natural fresh water lakes in state of Virginia, the other one is Lake Drummond.

History

The Mountain Lake is estimated to be about 6, 000 years old and the geologists believed that it must have been formed by damming and rock slides.  More than about 100 feet deep cold underground springs do not allow the temperature to rise above than 70oF.

Waldo Lake
Waldo Lake

Waldo Lake

Waldo Lake is a mountain lake in the cascade mountains of state of the Oregon in United States. It is the second largest natural non-alkali lake of the Oregon. The lake is named after Oregon, Who was a politician, judge and conversationalist.

Location

The lake is located in Lane County at a height of 5,414 feet (1,650 meter) above sea level. The way to get there is via Forest Service Road 5897 from Oregon Route 58 approximately 18 miles (29 km) to the east of Oakridge.

Tourist Attractions

Tourists who come to this place are mostly attracted by recreational activities like Fishing Boating and Hiking.

There are 205 campsites total among the campgrounds and additional 50 primitive tent sites around the lake.

Lake Hemet, California
Lake Hemet, California

Lake Hemet

Lake Hemet is a water storage reservoir located in San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County in the state of California.

This lake has capacity to store 260 billion US gallons of water. It is an artificial lake and is 4,340 ft above the sea level.

Location

Lake Hemet is situated at the distance of 13 miles (23 km) south west from Palm Springs in the state of California of United Sates.

Tourist Attractions

The primary attractions to this lake are fishing, picnicking, hiking and camping in the surrounding areas.

Massawepie Lake
Massawepie Lake

Massawepie Lake

Massawepie Lake is located in the town of pierce field, in southern St. Lawrence in New York. It is situated approximately 12 miles to the South West of the famous village of Tupper Lake in New York.

Features

The Lake has an area of approximately 750 acres at an elevation of about 1700 feet above sea level and it flows south into one of the tributaries of the Grasse River.

One of the most notable geographic features of the Massawepie Lake is the Massawepie Mire, which is located to the south of the lake.

Tourist Attractions

Massawepie Lake is best known for the Boy Scout camp in its surroundings. The Massawepie Scout Camps have been providing summer camping for Boy Scouts from the Rochester New York area since the year 1952. The property of Massawepie has a delightful history which includes lumber barons, a resort hotel and several children's camps

Different views of Lake of the Clouds.
Different views of Lake of the Clouds.

Lake of the Clouds (Michigan)

Location

Lake of the Clouds is a lake located in Ontonagon County in the Upper Pennisula in the US state of Michigan within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park the Lake is situated in a beautiful valley located between two ridges in the Porcupine Mountains.

Tourist attractions

This beautiful Lake of the Clouds is surrounded by stunning wilderness and greenery.Mostly tourists come here to do hiking, camping and fishing.

The lake can be viewed at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook at the west end of the former Michigan highway M-107. The State Park located near the Lake of the Clouds occasionally hosts a night time sky watch.

While lying down you can watch and admire shooting stars and orbiting satellites. Often a guide will point out at various stars and tell you about their history and legends behind them. It is also a famous legend in this area that while watching this night time sky watch the howling of wolf can also be heard.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • hassam profile imageAUTHOR

      hassam 

      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks you two! :)

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      The beautiful region is beautiful only when it is nurtured well for beautification and cultured to extract the hidden beauty.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)