It’s time to get your boats and jet skis serviced and prepped for lots of weekend use, time to book your vacation days for spending time out on the water, time to soak up some rays and Vitamin D from the sun, and let ourselves enjoy the summers the way they’re meant to be enjoyed. Lake Anna provides a beautiful backdrop for this and encourages people of all ages to find joy in the outdoors, particularly this time of year.
We all know the feeling of the summer days that seem to stretch longer and longer to allow for staying outside later, with kids chasing fireflies or roasting marshmallows with storytime by the fire. It’s really amazing that in Virginia we are able to enjoy all the seasons and have such varied landscapes to see. With the 17 mile long lake, we are able to enjoy a multitude of activities: fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, camping, hiking, boating...and if we’re lucky: relaxing.
If you’re reading this and haven’t become familiar with the lake yet, do yourself a favor and find what the lake means to you. It might be spending the day on the water doing your favorite water sport or casting a line. You can also find your favorite waterfront dining spot that not only provides great food, but a beautiful view. There’s also fun in the exploration...visiting the Lake Anna State Park and trying all the different trails in their Trail Guide. There’s also a great sense of community at the lake, which stems from the common affinity for the lifestyle.
There are several local clubs for skiing, different areas of the lake to spend time, as well as off-water activities. Ask around at the local stores or friends to see where you might make new friends and new memories. Lots of these organizations have pages available on Facebook, which makes planning meetings and events much easier these days.
2015 looks to be a great year for spending as much time on the lake as possible, so make sure you get started as soon as you can to make those most of this lake season. Newcomers, don’t be afraid to get your feet wet...jump right in!