Fall in love with pontooning with these getaways

Eight Lakes You'll Love at First Sight

February 2021 Feature Harrisboats.com

Sunset from the water against a wind-carved western canyon. The scent of old-growth pines suspended in the chilly morning fog of a cozy cove. The easy rocking of gentle waves as you nap the afternoon away.

It’s easy to fall in love with pontooning, since there’s no better way to relax on the water with those that are close to you. Lakes have long been destinations for couples in love, and for good reason—the beauty of nature enhances the beauty of our relationships and nurtures memories that last lifetimes. Pontoon boating makes quality time with loved ones easy, and Harris offers models for all kinds of couples and families.

Some lake destinations seem perfectly suited to pairing up and getting away, so we’ve put together a list of eight fantastically romantic lake destinations to get you excited about your next excursion, where you can fall in love all over again.

Finger Lakes, NY
A chain of eleven lakes in western New York, the Finger Lakes have been a prime destination for couples and families for decades. Anchored by Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, the Finger Lakes offer incredible scenery, including charming waterfalls, old-growth forest, and all the wildlife that inhabit the shorelines. Resorts, restaurants, museums, wineries and hiking opportunities abound, creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway. Discover more about the Finger Lakes here: https://www.fingerlakes.org/

Lake Powell, UT & AZ
Stunning views of wind- and water-carved canyons and thousands of miles of pristine rock-walled shoreline are hallmarks of Lake Powell, and it’s a prime choice for a romantic vacation. Pontoon boats are especially suited for touring Lake Powell, and you can wander far from the crowd to explore the gorgeous Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and numerous campgrounds and hiking opportunities. See why Lake Powell has inspired romance for decades: https://www.lakepowell.com/

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Centrally-located both in Missouri and the lower 48, Lake of the Ozarks is one of the Midwest’s finest vacation destinations, with something for everyone— and there’s romance everywhere you look, from remote coves to luxurious resorts, and from scenic hikes to exciting night life. Find ways to invigorate your relationships at Lake of the Ozarks here: https://www.funlake.com/

Possum Kingdom Reservoir, TX
The interestingly-named Possum Kingdom Lake is one of the most scenic getaways in Texas, and it’s just an hour west of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. With clear blue water, massive cliff faces, excellent fishing, and lots of room to get away from the crowd, it’s a perfect destination for pontooning couples looking for a romantic vacation destination. Explore beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake here: http://www.possumkingdomlake.org/

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barclay, KY & TN
The paired lakes of Kentucky and Barclay span thousands of acres of the most beautiful part of the heart of America—and they make an incredible destination for adventurous couples looking for a romantic excursion on the water. Cruising the scenic shoreline, relaxing in a secluded cove, camping in the wonders of nature—there’s no limit to exploration for pontooners looking to escape on these incredible bodies of water. Explore the possibilities here: https://www.kentuckylake.com/

Lake Norman, NC
One of the most popular lakes in the eastern United States, Lake Norman offers a rich cultural heritage combined with a true four-season climate that makes the area enjoyable all year round. Couples love the combination of being in nature and the accessibility of dining, shopping, and events. Find out why Lake Norman is perfect for romance here: https://www.visitlakenorman.org/

Lake of the Woods, MN
For the most intrepid adventuring couples, Lake of the Woods, spanning Minnesota, Ontario, and Manitoba, offers pure immersion in nature. Pontooning here can be a profound experience, with abundant wildlife on the stunning oldgrowth- forested shorelines and thousands of islands. If you want to escape with your true love for an unforgettable experience in nature, Lake of the Woods is an ideal choice. Learn more: https://lakeofthewoodsmn.com/ Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Lake Havasu, AZ & CA
Named after the Mojave word for blue, Lake Havasu offers the high-desert beauty and clear-water recreation that has thrilled couples for generations. Beaches, watersports, fine dining, golfing, and more await you in this gorgeous playground, and you’ll want to come back again and again to refresh the memories you make here. Discover the possibilities of Lake Havasu here: https://www.golakehavasu.com/

Fall in love with pontooning all over again and enjoy your time spent with loved ones on the water. If you’ve ever considered a pontoon boat, you’ll want to check out what Harris has to offer—there’s a boat in the lineup for every size and every kind of family.


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