If you’re anything like us, you appreciate the thought of a tropical beach getaway--that is, until you’ve got a few jellyfish stings, start perpetually humming the Jaws theme song and find enough sand in your swimsuit to fill a playground. Our solution? A large body of freshwater, perfect for boating, hiking, fishing and a good ol’ fashioned barbecue by the dock. Here, the six most beautiful lake towns in the country.
This piece originally appeared on PureWow.