It is that time of year. The weather is getting warmer by the day and thoughts turn to how to cool off. This North Carolina lake makes the top ten list for best to swim in the United States. And it is probably not the lake you are thinking of. Discover this huge clean lake right here in our state.
According to MSN, there are ten lakes that make the list in the United States for accessibility, cleanliness, price and activities. Is it Lake Norman, Wylie, or Hickory? Nope. This is a lake I have never heard of but want to visit for sure. Picture 76 miles of shoreline along the Nantahala National Forest. Lake Santeetlah in North Carolina makes the top ten lists for best lakes to swim in the United States.
There are lots of places to gain access to this clean lake. MSN recommends you gain access at Cheoah Point Recreation area in Graham County. It is free to swim there and there are lots of activities for the kids. Sounds like fun and we for sure like the price (free!). To learn more about this lake and get details on the whole list just go right here.
North Carolina Ranks Among The Top States For Summer Vacation 2023
Are you still trying to plan that perfect summer vacation? Me too- I have a couple in the discussion phase but haven’t hit purchase on those plane tickets just yet. And you may not have to do that. A new study by our friends at Gambling.com conducted research to determine the best US states for summer vacation. I’m a lifelong North Carolina resident, but I would have guessed of the two Carolinas that South Carolina would have made the list. Myrtle Beach and Charleston are both major tourist hot spots. But those two cities weren’t enough to top North Carolina.
Yep, North Carolina made the list of top states to visit for a summer vacation in 2023. Five-year-old me never would believe that. In fact, I once asked my parents why we had an airport in Charlotte because why would anyone come here on vacation? Obviously, I now know that people travel for other reasons. But I also now know that there are some fantastic attractions and places to visit in North Carolina. These include fabulous beaches on the Outer Banks and a personal favorite of mine Topsail Island. Then there are the mountain towns of Boone, Asheville, and Blowing Rock. And even Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro have a variety of activities for visitors to participate in.
So where did North Carolina rank on this list? Keep reading to find out. I have to say a few of the states that made the list, don’t make sense to me. Perhaps I’m missing out though!