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The 20 Best Little Lake Towns in America

PureWow Logo By letters@purewow.com (Lindsay Cohn) of PureWow | Slide 1 of 18: Two hours northwest of Denver lies Grand Lake—with just 500 residents. Don’t let its diminutive size fool you, the "Western Gateway" to Rocky Mountain National Park has loads to do for all seasons, whether it’s paddleboarding in the summer or snowshoeing in the winter. RELATED: 10 Picturesque Farms You Can Actually Stay At

There are idyllic lake towns scattered all across the country. Regardless of the season, an array of activities plus the promise of lazing in Adirondack chairs, roasting s’mores over the fire and a deep night’s sleep in a rustic cabin are just some of the compelling reasons to visit. Whether you’re planning a last-minute jaunt or a long-weekend down the road, these waterfront getaways should definitely be on your short list.

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