#LakeLife – Exploring Monadnock’s Own Little Lakes Region …
Sometimes I find it funny that there’s a “Lakes Region” of NH because it implies that other areas of the state lack ample bodies of water. In my Southwest corner of the state here in Cheshire County our region boasts around 90+ bodies of water available to residents for recreational activities! What these lakes lack in size when compared with the lakes of the Northern Lakes Region they make up for with their quaint, serene atmospheres. You can truly get lost in the moment at these lakes and ponds. You’ll be more likely to find yourself at one with nature versus competing for prime real estate out on the water. These local hidden gems of the Monadnock region offer a return to anyone who invests their time at one of these spots.
Before summer ends peel yourself off your sofa and make sure to get out in the great outdoors to take advantage of the fun that awaits in your state’s backyard. Here are some inspirational ideas to get you going. And if you haven’t started your swimming hole bucket list, now’s the time. Have you really made the time to explore every lake on the list below?
#30 – Float your heart out.
# 29 – Catch an epic sunset.
#28 – Introduce an infant to the lake life.
They’ll be thrilled there’s no waves knocking them over.
#27 – Find a rope swing at a secret swimming spot.
#26 – Sport an American flag and celebrate living in the land of the free.
#25 – Find solitude and serenity at an isolated pond.
#24 – Cool off your furry friends who can’t shed their heavy coats during the peak of summer temps.
#23 – Let your little ones ankle wade in crystal clear water.
#22 – Catch a sunrise on the water while the rest of the world still sleeps.
#21 – Watch the morning fog evaporate off a lake before your very eyes.
#20 – Find a body of water so still that you can’t tell the reflection from the real thing.
#19 – Do the doggy paddle… with a dog.
#18 – Take it all in… literally. Enjoy the most beautiful panoramic shots with your camera lens or the naked eye.
#17 – Engage with nature. Say hello to a family of ducks passing by.
#16 – Teach your kids to kayak or go tandem if they can fit.
Rent for $25/4 hours at Highland Lake Marina.
#15 – Catch a fish… LOTS of fish.
#14 – Assign a new captain to your vessel… maybe even one with four legs.
#13 – Enjoy a picnic lunch on a dock or sandy beach.
#12 – Try paddle boarding.
#11 – Drink in the breathtaking view of crystal clear water on a perfect summer day.
#10 – Get lost in moments so beautiful you feel like you’re living in one of those fancy calendar shots.
#9 – Get out on the water for an Indian summer and relish in the world famous New England fall foliage.
#8 – Find a natural water slide.
#7 – Search for tadpoles – or when all else fails fill your water gun and prepare to super soak someone.
#6 – Sunbathe (with sunscreen) and act like a celebrity vacationing in Cacaos every day.
Oh wait – it is your life every day if you live in NH!
#5 – Run around a lake and then have the most refreshing swim of your life when you’re done.
#4 – Create memories to last a lifetime for your children.
Show them the power of the great outdoors and leave those tablets in the drawers at home.
#3 – Practice gratitude on evenings when Mother Nature grants you a freshly painted sky of the most spectacular hues.
#2 – Appreciate the great outdoors. Observe and reflect on what you find.
#1 – Be proud to Live Free or Die in the #603.
Never take a moment for granted living amongst the amazing scenery, the fresh clean lakes and enjoying all our Granite State has to offer.