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Four Fun Water Activites To Enjoy At Your Lake Front Cottage Rental

If you and your family have scheduled a vacation to a lake front cottage this spring, then you should plan ahead for some fun activities to enjoy at the lake. While the person you are renting the cottage from might have a rowboat or a canoe, you should also consider bringing along some of your own accessories to enjoy. Of course, you probably don’t want to buy a big aluminum canoe or fiberglass kayak and attach it to the roof of your car just for a short vacation, so the ideas below are all geared for things you can store away in the trunk of your car. With that in mind, here are few cool things to bring along


One of the best ways to enjoy the lake is by floating around and relaxing. You can bring your own inner tubes and pumps and inflate them when you get to the lake cottage. You can go retro and get the old fashioned tubes that are designed for one person, or you can get the larger, fancier designs (these are more like floating islands for multiple people). Some of the really big ones even had built in coolers to store beer and soda.


If you’re looking for a bit more of an active style of watercraft and want to be able to move around the lake instead of drift around, then get an inflatable kayak. These can be inflated using a pump once you get to the lake house, so they are much easier to move than the big fiberglass models. Plus, since you’re not going down rapids like with river rafting, you don’t really need the hard bottom that fiberglass kayaks have. The inflatable plastic kayaks are fine.

Fly Fishing

If you’re an avid fly fisherman, then you should take the opportunity to try still water fly fishing. While most people tend to fly fish in rivers and streams, bodies of still water such as lakes are interesting because of their unique geography. You will get a whole new experience. What you might want to do before you head out is do a bit of research on what type of sinkers and elevation you might want. Many people like to fly fish out of boats to get a bit of elevation over the water, but you might also find some nice shoreline at the lake which gives you adequate elevation to cover the surface of the water.


Don’t forget to bring along your snorkeling gear if you have it. The bottom of a lake is super interesting. There will be fish, lake plants, and often turtles. One thing you will need, that you most often don’t need when you go salt water snorkeling, is a good underwater flashlight. Lakes tend to be darker the deeper you dive down, so you will want to bring along a nice light to be able to really explore the bottom. Plus, unless you’re vacationing at a cottage at one of the country’s really deep lakes, you can manage a very thorough exploration without SCUBA gear and can get the job done with just snorkeling.

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