With Labor Day and the end of the summer quickly approaching, you’re going to want to use every opportunity to spend time outdoors before the weather starts to turn cool, and there’s really no better place to do it than by the lakeside. Whether you’re looking to hike, camp, or just make a day trip to chill out by the water, it’s hard to get much better than these ten American lakes.
Lake Michigan, Chicago
Take in the Chicago skyline this summer at Navy Pier while riding the 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, or relax and sit on the wooden dock along Lake Michigan. "It's truly family entertainment," Lilliefors says. Grab your friends and challenge them to mini-golf, or navigate remote control boats across the water. Whatever you do, make sure to grab a Chicago-style hotdog while you're there. You can walk it off along the Pier's 34 acres.
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