Nothing's better than a day at the lake, but while it's important to focus on time spent with the family (and, really, what kind of beer and barbecue selection will be available) don't forget about the gear. These comfortable canoes, underwater point-and-shoots, oversized hammocks, and inflatable paddleboards prove that getting the most out of your time at the lake has never been so easy.
The Camera That Goes Deep
Nikon Coolpix AW120
Point-and-shoots are largely redundant, thanks to the camera phone, but there's one place they still shine: in the water. The tough Nikon Coolpix AW120 takes 16-megapixel shots up to 59 feet under. And built-in WiFi means you can send pics straight to your phone for requisite Instagramming.