This year is trucking along, and spring is right around the corner.
That means it will soon be time to get out and have some fun at the lake. Whether it’s swimming, boating, canoeing, hiking, or any of a dozen other activities, there are plenty of fun things to do at the lake.
This is especially true for couples. Hanging out at the lake by yourself or with friends is one thing—but lake life can be magical for couples.
Warmer weather will be here soon, and the lake beckons. So here’s our complete couples guide to how to have fun at the lake.
Now, fishing might not be for everyone.
But it’s an obvious pastime for lake living, and even if you don’t catch anything, it tends to be an enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon. It’s also a great way for couples to bond and spend some time together on the lake.
You don’t even have to get out on the lake to make the most of fishing. Fishing from the shore is just as fun. Even better is to cast your lines from a dock if your lake has one. Add some Solar Dock Lights so you can fish at night, for an extra special romantic nighttime outing.
Depending on the size of your lake, boating is a great way to have fun at the lake for couples.
Of course, if you have your own boat, you can haul that to the nearest large lake and have a great time doing your own thing. If you don’t have your own boat, there are many lakes that will have rental services you can use.
While you’re out there boating, give tubing a try.
It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s one of those fun activities at the lake that you have to try. It’s a great bonding experience for couples—but remember to hold on for dear life!
4. Paddle Boarding
If boating isn’t your thing, consider paddleboarding.
When it comes to fun stuff to do at the lake, it doesn’t get much better than this. Paddleboarding is great exercise, but it’s also a fantastic activity for couples.
It’s not an easy skill to master, mind you, but that’s all part of the fun. Couples can learn (or fail to learn!) how to paddleboard together.
Okay, so maybe you tried paddleboarding, and it didn’t work out too well for you and your significant other.
Another great couples’ activity for the lake is kayaking. It’s a good workout, and couples can explore together everything the lake has to offer. Of course, kayaking can be combined with other fun activities too—such as fishing or bird watching.
6. Fun at the Beach
Many large lakes have a beach, just like at the ocean.
Beaches are a great place for couples to relax and hang out together after a day of activity on the lake. Remember to bring a towel or beach chairs, and plenty of sunscreens, and a trashy paperback if you have one.
Depending on where you are, hiking at the lake might be a good option for a fun lakeside activity.
It’s a good bet that most lakes are nestled among scenic forests, and surrounded by networks of trails. Go ahead and make the most of them; not all activities at the lake have to actually take place on the lake.
8. Water Sports
Maybe quiet isn’t what you’re going for.
Maybe you and your significant other would rather skip the lazy life of fishing and simple boating for something a little more high octane. If that’s the case, there are plenty of options.
We’ve mentioned tubing, but you can also try wakeboards, water scooters, parasailing, and many other activities.
9. Lakeside Eating
All that lake activity builds up an appetite.
That’s when it’s a good time to try out a nice, romantic, lakeside dinner date. Depending on the lake, there might be lakeside restaurants for you to try.
But even if that’s not the case, you can still whip up a meal and enjoy an intimate dinner beside the lapping waves of the lake.
10. Admire the Sunset
It’s not always about the action when it comes to lake life.
Slow down as the day draws to a close, and take the time to enjoy the sunset. There are few experiences quite like a sunset over a placid lake.
11. Enjoy a Campfire
Sometimes it’s the simple things that leave the greatest impression.
After the sunsets and the stars come out, a lakeside campfire or bonfire is all a part of the fun at the lake. Snuggle up to your significant other, watch the flames flicker, and share stories and pleasant reminiscences.
12. Cabin Rentals
Again, this depends on the lake you intend to visit.
But if you’re looking to spend more than a single day at the lake with your partner, and camping isn’t your idea of a romantic getaway, consider renting a cabin.
There’s nothing like spending a long, exciting day on the lake and having a cozy cabin to return to at nightfall.
13. Get Hitched!
Finally, the lake is the perfect place for that ultimate couple’s activity: getting married. Gather all your friends together, and make the most of a great lakeside wedding venue for your special day.
Have Fun at the Lake With These Ideas
There are, quite literally, thousands of ways to have fun at the lake.
Whether it’s landing a legendary big fish, enjoying that once-in-a-lifetime sunset, or lounging on the beach with your loved one, the lake is the place where memories are made.
Spring is almost here, so now’s the time to start planning for your next trip to the lake. And if you’re hunting for more great tips and ideas, please check out the rest of our blog.