best lakes for boating in midwest

Top 10 Lakes for Boating in the Midwest


Avid boaters who live on the coast often have a difficult time imagining that there’s much of a boating scene inland, but the truth of the matter is that several Midwest states trail very closely behind states like Florida in terms of registered boats: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Illinois are all top inland boating contenders. And according to Discover Boating, Michigan beats out even the Sunshine State, having 1,000,337 registered boats to Florida’s 922,597. Thanks to freshwater lakes and impoundments, finding a place to have fun on a boat in the middle of the country is quite easy.

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