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Charming lakeside towns and cities in the USA

Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 31: It isn’t all about the ocean. The US is home to more than 100,000 lakes, from bodies of water so vast they look like seas to small oxbow lakes formed by rivers. Many of these are within national parks and only home to birds and other wildlife. Others have shores lined with colorful clapboard homes, parks and beaches, forming the watery heart and soul of their communities. From arty enclaves to Victorian towns, here are some of the most charming lakeside locations across America.

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It isn’t all about the ocean. The US is home to more than 100,000 lakes, from bodies of water so vast they look like seas to small oxbow lakes formed by rivers. Many of these are within national parks and only home to birds and other wildlife. Others have shores lined with colorful clapboard homes, parks and beaches, forming the watery heart and soul of their communities. From arty enclaves to Victorian towns, here are some of the most charming lakeside locations across America.

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