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10 Idyllic Lakes for an End-of-Summer Escape

Idyllic Lake Escapes
Lake Tahoe (Photo: Getty Images/Jason Todd)
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When summer temps blaze, nothing beats running off the end of the dock and plunging cannonball-style into the lake. These 10 iconic American lake destinations, from the sand dunes of Lake Michigan to the red-rock canyon coves of Lake Powell, are perfect escapes. Read on to find out where you can go fly boarding, sandbar socializing, winery hopping by boat, and other on-the-water fun that will keep you wearing flip-flops right into the last days of this glorious season.

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