When heading to the lake for your next holiday, you might be after some peace and serenity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find fun and exciting activities that you and your family can share!

For some inspiration on what lakeside environments offer, read on below. You can start planning your next trip before you even set off!

1. Up Your Fishing Game

carp fishing

The old expression that the best part of fishing is not catching fish has a lot of wisdom to it—but that doesn’t mean it isn’t nice to take some fish home after a day out on the lake spending time with your family or friends.

While each region has its fish and practices, it might be worth going for something familiar and easy to catch. After all, you want to take something back with you after a long day on the water. Trying for carp won’t take too much fishing experience, but you will want to make sure you stocked up on carp fishing gear first.

2. Hiking

lake hiking

When out in nature, it’s easy to forget to embrace the wild outdoors. Your cabin or boathouse might be snug and comfortable, but some of the best views and wonderful plant life might require you to explore a little further into the wild. The trail you pick should cater to your group’s experience, as hiking trails range from an afternoon stroll to deep exploration.

Looking up your area for some simple hiking routes is a great way to get some sun and spend well-needed time with your family or friends. It’s always amazing how much there is to see, be it fauna or flora, just on our doorstep. Remember to take a map, drink plenty of water, and plan for unexpected emergencies, especially if you want to get deep into the wilderness.

3. Kayaking

lake kayaking

Getting out on the lake doesn’t always require anything too drastic. Kayaking is a cheap and healthy way to experience the water up close, and it is one of the most common outdoor activities we love in the U.S that grows in popularity every year.

This fun activity involves using a double-sided paddle in a small canoe-like vessel, usually made of special plastic. Most lakeside towns will have a rental facility by the water, and it won’t take long before you can easily book your kayak.

Contrary to what you think, kayaking is not difficult, even for amateurs. Most people, even younger children, get the hang of it quite quickly. With just a little instruction, you and your family and friends could be out exploring the water and getting some much need sun and fresh air.


Whatever activities you choose, finding outdoor activities for your family and friends is easy with a bit of preplanning. Whether you want to get some fresh air or enjoy the lakeside view while fishing for your dinner, make sure you get the most out of your holiday. Just remember, the possibilities are endless!