18 Best Lake Vacation Destinations

In addition to Lake Erie’s beach, there are so many fun things to do with kids in Erie, PA. From themed boat rides like Scallywags’ Pirate Adventure to the Erie Zoo and Waldameer Amusement Park, Lake Erie offers a number of fun attractions for a family vacation.

The Lake Champlain Sailing Center and the Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise ship both give families an opportunity for plenty of water activities. Be sure to keep a lookout for Champ, Lake Champlain’s famous monster.

Moosehead Lake is located about three hours from Portland, Maine, and two hours from the state capital of Augusta. The largest lake in Maine, it measures 40 miles in length and serves as a home base for hiking, fishing, boating, and exploring in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region.