14 Best Lakes in Pennsylvania

The ‘Keystone State’, Pennsylvania is a landlocked state in the northeast corner of the USA, with the Appalachian Mountains running through it. It is bordered by six other states, as well as boasting 82 kilometres of coastline along Lake Erie.

Pennsylvania is a state made up of cities, mountains, rivers and valleys, as well as having a number of fabulous lakes. Some of these lakes are massive, like Lake Erie, while others are smaller lakes that are great for relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery.

Here are the best lakes in Pennsylvania:

1. Lake Nockamixon

Lake Nockamixon

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Lake Nockamixon

This stunning lake is surrounded by rolling hills and greenery. It is the largest lake in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and the centrepiece of the Nockamixon State Park.

Lake Nockamixon is a popular spot for fishing, with walleye, bass, pickerel and carp being frequently caught. It is also a great place for picnicking, boating and windsurfing, while the area surrounding the lake is fantastic for hiking, mountain biking and hunting.

In the winter months, Lake Nockamixon is open for ice skating and ice fishing, while the Nockamixon State Park offer cross-country skiing and sledding. Swimming is not allowed within the lake itself, though there is a public swimming pool.

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