Spectacular Lake Vacations Across the U.S.

By Lauren Viera - 2013-06-14T16:43:17Z

Photograph courtesy of Donnie Sexton

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Lake McDonald


Located about two hours from the Canadian border, this 10-mile-long fjord-shaped lake is the biggest in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Like others in the area, its basin was gouged by Ice Age glaciers; today it's shielded from foul weather by the surrounding mountains and hills, resulting in mild climes. Prepare to get cozy with wildlife: There’s tons of it, including big horn sheep and black bears, too.

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