How to Make the Most of Your Summer on the Lake in Texas
by Hunter Croan
on Monday, March 27th, 2023 at 10:07am.
There is something so magical about summertime. Its hot, sunny days, crystal clear skies and shining blue waters make for endless hours of fun.
Arguably the best place to be during the summer is on the water, where you can take full advantage of the beautiful weather and lifelong memories the season offers.
If you're searching for ways to make the best summer memories on one of the many gorgeous lakes in Texas, you've come to the right place. Buying a home on the water grants you easy access to all the athletics, entertainment, and culture you could imagine. Because lake living is about more than just residing on the water: it's a lifestyle.
There's no better spot to experience the luxury and tranquility of a lakefront home than in the Texas Hill Country. Of course, lakes in Texas are perfect for waterskiing, boating, swimming, , or stay on land and enjoy the perfect scenery and nearby cities. Lake living has something for everyone.
Below are some of our favorite ways to create lasting memories on the lake in Texas. No matter which body of water you decide to call home, you're sure to find some of the best opportunities for fun right in your backyard.
Lakes Near Texas Cities
Before diving in, let's take a look at some of the best options for lakefront real estate and adventure in Texas:
Lake Austinsits on the Colorado River by Austin. It is well-known for its boating,, kayaking, and wakesurfing. Waterfront Austin condos and stunning homes make finding a place to relax after a day on the water a breeze.
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (or, Lake LBJ) is also situated on the Colorado River, 45 miles northwest of Austin. This lake's consistent water levels make it great for waterskiing, boating, and other aquatic activities.
Lake Travis is in central Texas. It is a popular destination for swimming, kayaking, sailing, and houseboats.
Canyon Lake is nicknamed the "Water Recreation Capital of Texas" and sits in the southeast portion of Texas. It has many boat ramps lining its waterfront, as well as horse trails, hiking spots, and bike trails.
Summer Lakeside Activities
No matter which lakeside location suits your fancy, there are lots of ways to tick the boxes on your summer checklist. You can enjoy unique experiences like the following at your summer lake house:
Waterskiing is a time-honored water sport that is practically an art form. Practice your craft throughout your time in your summer home and experience the thrill of gliding across the water at high speeds. For those 40+ we highly recommend Wakesurfing which slows the boat down to about 10-11 mph so the falls dont hurt :-). Hunter Croan's favorite is Wakeboarding which allows him to soar higher than anyone else on the lake.
2. Swimming off your Floating Docks
Kids and adults alike will love jumping off a dock into the water. Make it a contest to see who can jump the highest, or use it as a spot to cool off and catch a break from swimming.
Nothing is more relaxing than a sunset cruise with the ones you love. Plus when you purchase a lake house you can be on the lake with a simple flip of a switch (Boat lift switch).
Paddleboarding is a popular water recreational activity that is easier than it looks and great exercise. It's also great for families looking to have some fun on the water. Give your core muscles a workout and see how long you can stay on the board!
5. Yard Games
Conhole, bocce ball, horseshoes, and kickball are all great fun for the entire squad. You could even host a family Olympics every summer with a fun trophy as the reward.
6. Rope Swinging
Perfect for children and adults alike, a lakeside rope swing is a thrilling addition to any waterfront home. Embrace your inner Tarzan as you swing from the trees and jump into the water below. Just be sure to pick a safe spot where no one will hit the lake floor.
Cruise through the water and get a great workout while doing it. Kayaking is a fun activity to do on your own or in a group, and smaller kayaks make it simple to get kids in on the fun, too.
Tubing takes a strong grip, but it's great fun for everyone in the boat and in the water. Staying on the tube can be a challenge, but sometimes, being launched into the water is the fun part.
9. Waterfront Picnics
Lakefront locations are ideal places for a picnic. And, when you choose to live on the lake, all you need to do to access stunning views and warm summer air is step outside. Lay out your blanket, set out your food, and take in the fantastic scenery while you dine.
10. Hosting Bonfires
There's just something so special about sitting around a crackling fire in front of a lake. Roast some marshmallows and make some tasty s'mores for the perfect end to a long summer day.
As you can see, numerous activities are just steps away from a lake home in Texas during summertime. Take advantage of everything the lake-living lifestyle has to offer by contacting The Lakefront Group today. The group's real estate experts can help you find a home that will be as beautiful and full of fun as the surrounding area, including all of the amenities you could need.