North America

Labor Day Weekend – Top Lake Destinations

There is no better time to go enjoy the great outdoors than this long weekend, and it’s hard to beat lake life! Here are some of the top favorites to spend your vacation.

Whether it’s with a group of friends, or getting some quiet time by yourself, enjoying nature out on a lake, is a wonderful way to spend a long weekend – part of a long tradition in North America. There are thousands of lake destinations (as well as gorgeous cabins to rent on Airbnb or Hipcamp), so here are a few favorites (that include robust communities & plenty of activities) to enjoy your weekend across Canada and the USA.

Okanagan Lake , British Columbia

Muskoka , Ontario

Bigfork, Montana

Grand Lake, Colorado

Lake Tahoe , California – (Also a big fan of Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead)

Lake Placid, New York

Rangeley, Maine

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Grand Marais and Ely, Minnesota

Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan

Lake Geneva and Door County, Wisconsin

Priest Lake, Idaho

Branson, Missouri

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Seneca, South Carolina

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)