When summer comes, everyone wonders how they will spend their summer. If you are lucky enough to have a house on the lake with a dock, then you have a number of options for how to make the most of your summer days and nights. Here are a few suggestions for how you can make the most of your days and nights on the lake.
- Take the Boat
One of the best ways to spend the summer is out on the water. Going out on your boat or your friends’ boat with friends and family is the perfect way to spend a summer day. Tubing, water skiing or just dropping anchor and swimming in the pleasant water are all some of the best ways to spend your summer days. Going out on a boat with family and friends is just a great time of fun and bonding. Going out on the boat also gives you the chance to see different areas of the lake that are beautiful and to enjoy the scenery. Going out on the boat is a great way to appreciate the natural wonder that you cannot see from your dock.
- Have Fun on The Dock
One way that you can have fun on the water is to make the most of your dock. There are a number of dock supplies that you can get to make your dock a relaxation station and a fun place to be. Bring your chairs and towels, your food and coolers and relax on the dock for the day. This is a great way to stay close to home and the water at the same time. You can have the fun of the sun and the water but the convenience of not being out on the water for the entire day. The dock does not have to simply be for loading and unloading from your boat. It can be the hangout that you love to spend time on as well. You just need to set it up to be.
- Go on a Water Adventure
If you want to venture out from your dock but do not want to take your boat, then you should think about a kayak or paddle board for those moments. Kayaking and paddle boarding are great ways to spend time out on the water and out in nature enjoying the summer weather and the splash of the water. There are so many adventures that can be had when you go kayaking with a friend or take on the challenge of paddle boarding. If you do not feel confident, find an expert and have them train you or accompany you before you venture out on your own. There are few people who discover kayaking and paddle boarding who go back and you probably will love it, too.
- Enjoy a Meal on the Dock
When the evening sun is beginning to set, it is a great time to have a meal back out on the dock. Sunset meals by the water are some of the best meals you will have, whether you have them with friends and family or just peacefully alone. A meal on the dock while listening to the water lap against the boards and the fish jumping and to others who are still out boating and fishing is just a pleasant way to spend your evening.
After that evening meal, enjoy a nice glass of wine–or your favorite beverage of choice–under the moonlight. Summer nights are some of the most pleasant and peaceful to experience. If you feel so led, bring a lamp and read by the water into the night. It will be especially enjoyable if the book you pick is a summer read or a moody choice that allows your environment to become a part of the story.
- Stay In
Do not forget to enjoy your lake house itself. On those muggy nights when the mosquitos are too much or the heat is a little overbearing, stay in the house and enjoy the sights and sounds from your windows. That is just as reasonable a way to enjoy the lake as any other. Enjoying a good book in the house is always a valid way to spend your time.
There are so many opportunities for fun at the lake. Making the most of it really just requires you to think about all of your options and choose one. The fun to be had is pretty much limitless. The next time you are wondering how you will make the most of your summer day, just go sit on your dock and look around. Something is bound to come to you.