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 Updated Old-School Canoe
Old Town Camper 15
There are times you need an ultrafast craft; other occasions, like a casual day at the lake, call for comfort. The Old Town Camper 15 has a classic profile but is built from a sturdy composite material, so it weighs in at a maneuverable 57 pounds. The 15-foot canoe steers easily on flat water.