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Looking for Fun Lake/Swimming Activities and Games I Can Play by Myself

What are fun games and activities I can play in a lake with little or no equipment and ideally no other people? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Aug 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Get Me to Some Water, Stat

Dearest Mefites with Missouri Knowledge: it is so hot, and I want to go swimming so badly! And I mean real swimming -- none of this water park or public pool business. Please tell me of the best waterholes near St. Louis, MO. [more inside]
posted by likeatoaster on Jun 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Dickinson Island, Harsens Island and a lot of other islands

In the State of Michigan, east of Detroit, on the north side of Lake St. Clair, within Anchor Bay, there are two islands. Dickinson Island and Harsens Island. What do you know about these places? [more inside]
posted by lstanley on Apr 15, 2014 - 4 answers

Are Salt Lake City's mayors subject to term limits?

I am trying to find a source that will give me a definitive answer to the question of whether or not SLC's mayors are bound by term limits. [more inside]
posted by rabu on Jan 15, 2014 - 2 answers

Exciting Times in SLC

Suggestions for adventure and outdoorsy fun- on a tight budget, and without a car- in Salt Lake City this weekend? [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Oct 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Strange underwater growth ID

Can anyone identify this? [more inside]
posted by conifer on Sep 5, 2013 - 5 answers

What happened to this lake?

Browsing google maps here, there's a lovely blue lake in the middle of the desert. If you look at the satellite/earth view, the lake disappears, replaced by more desert and an industrial facility. [more inside]
posted by Barry B. Palindromer on Aug 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Campround with waterfalls in a 2 hour driving radius of NYC

I'm looking for a campsite that has waterfalls, rivers, and/or lakes on the campground within two hours of NYC. Thanks!
posted by OsoMeaty on Jul 11, 2013 - 4 answers

What's that quote about summers as a kid?

I'm wracking my brain and google for a quote. [more inside]
posted by ldthomps on Mar 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Lake monster penny whistle movie?

Trying to remember a film I saw when I was a boy that made use of a character with a penny whistle. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Dec 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find the gold-level things to do in Silver Lake

(L.A. Filter) Introduce me to Silver Lake, CA and environs, please. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 26, 2012 - 21 answers

What Bird Did I See?

Need help identifying a bird I saw today. I was driving along Jordan Lake, near Chapel Hill, NC. A large bird flying over the lake folded its wings in slightly, and glided down, in a slight partial spiral, to the lake surface and grabbed a fish. I'd guess I was about 200 feet away. I've seen eagles and osprey at the lake. This bird was that size, with a very large wingspan. Coloring: Appeared black; may have been dark brown. Markings: White on the trailing underside of the wings, at least one-half the width of the wing, beginning at the body and continuing approx. 80 percent of the way to the wing tip. I didn't notice any other markings.
posted by justcorbly on Aug 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Name me a "casual restaurant on the water" in Seattle.

"Someplace casual and on the water" in Seattle ... which restaurant should I take a party of 7 to this coming Friday night that fits these criteria? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Aug 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Where to go on our weekend roadtrip?

Portland, Oregon. Bend, Oregon. Salt Lake City, Utah. These are possible destinations for my family as we embark on an end-of-summer roadtrip. Help us decide! [more inside]
posted by gracious floor on Aug 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Lake Cottages around Detroit

My wife and kids are flying into Detroit for my grandfathers 90th birthday. They have never experienced Michigan in the summertime. I would like to find a nice lake to rent a house / cottage within a few hours of Detroit. We will only have a few days after the party so recommending Traverse or Ludington is probably not going to work without feeling really rushed. Can anyone recommend a lake / area within a few hours of Detroit where my wife can experience the beauty that is Michigan?
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Natural vs man-made lakes

Anyone have any idea of the percentage of natural lakes vs. man-made in the United States? My google-fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Jun 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Where'd that water come from?

Can you tell me about this large reservoir just east of Mexico City, apparently called Lago Nabor Carrillo? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jan 6, 2012 - 1 answer

Film about lost gold treasure, set in New Zealand

Trying to find a movie I saw as a kid on HBO in the 1980's. I believe it was set in New Zealand and involved recovering a plane, carrying gold, that had crashed into a lake. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Jan 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Forensic Hydrology?

How can you tell where water came from? Lets say I give you a bucket of water taken from a local water source (river, lake, etc). There's some plants and maybe a fish in it as well. What could you tell me about where this water came from, could you pinpoint which body it came from, and how would you come to this conclusion? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 1, 2011 - 21 answers

Where should we stay in Lake Garda?

Lake Garda filter - where to stay? [more inside]
posted by Mnky197 on Aug 29, 2011 - 2 answers

WeddingFilter: Beach rentals in Massachusetts?

We're getting married! Hooray! Now, we just need to find a place to have the wedding... help us rent the waterfront venue of our dreams! [more inside]
posted by anotherthink on Aug 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Picky eater

I'm flying down to Salt Lake City as part of the installation team for an interactive sculpture that's going into the Leonardo. We'll be there about three weeks. I'm generally vegan at home and vegetarian/ vegan out of the house. [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Aug 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Tally ho to Tahoe

What shall we do in Lake Tahoe next week? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Aug 9, 2011 - 11 answers

All I want is a humble cabin in the woods and a five-star chef

Looking for a nice accessible vacation spot in Quebec or Ontario - forest, lake, canoes. Must be a hotel or at least have locked doors and food nearby on foot. Most important: I have to be able to get there without a car! [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on Jul 28, 2011 - 8 answers

On the Road Again. Woof.

We are off to Lake Tahoe this weekend and we're bringing our dogs. Does the green have any tips or experience for the long drive (3 hours) or secret canine friendly haunts on the south shore? We thank you as do the puppies.
posted by duckus on Oct 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Where will I be safe in Oakland?

Safe places in Oakland to live? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Maine (near Augusta) camping on a lake/island?

Maine (near Augusta) camping on a lake/island? [more inside]
posted by Carialle on Sep 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Mid-Atlantic lakeshore campsite recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for fall car-camping spots on a lake in the mid-Atlantic/northeast region? Bonus points for dark sky areas. [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Aug 19, 2010 - 6 answers

I promise not to unlesh demons and or virii

Going' To A Cabin In Maine For A Week -Filter: So it looks like I'm spending a week in Palermo, ME at a friend's cabin by the lake. What did you wish you did during your rustic cabin adventure? What did you wish you brought? Tips for surviving or enjoying? Fun stuff to see in the area or places or food that can't be missed? Fun things to do with your SO along? We'll have a bike, a car, running water and some limited internet access. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 10, 2010 - 28 answers

Place to stay on Michigan lakeshore?

Recommend a place to stay - tonight! - on the Michigan lakeshore. [more inside]
posted by mai on Jul 16, 2010 - 5 answers

We're meeeelllting!

Can anyone recommend a swimming spot within a hour and a half drive of Toronto? (that will allow our elderly dog). One that wouldn't be overly crowded on a week day? I burn pretty easily, so some shade would be great, too. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Jul 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Summer getaways around Houston, TX?

Summer getaways around Houston, TX? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Do you know the way from San Jose?

Heading to Milpitas Monday with my husband. Next Friday afternoon, we're planning to drive up to South Lake Tahoe, where we have a hotel, and then explore the Yosemite area Saturday and Sunday before driving back Sunday evening. Doable? Suggestions, recommendations? And what clothes should I bring--I want to pack one bag and get the most wear out of it for the entire week.
posted by misha on Jun 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Lake Michigan (Chicago) Parking

What are the best places to park near Lake Michigan in Chicago? By best I mean free (or very cheap) and not far away (don't want to spend the dog walking time walking to the Lake). The area I had in mind was south of the loop to Hyde Park maybe. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
posted by blairsyprofane on May 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Going to see Champtanystropheus americansus

Looking for lodging suggestions on or near Lake Champlain [more inside]
posted by I am the Walrus on Feb 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Cabins on Lake Mighigan

Looking for a cabin for two on Lake Michigan, preferably the Wisconsin side. Does anyone have any specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Dec 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Poke 'em with a stick!

What is this slimy mess? [more inside]
posted by Acacia on Aug 24, 2009 - 5 answers

forking over a good drive

i'm driving from nyc up to forked lake in the adirondacks tomorrow morning, following a pretty direct path from the city. can someone recommend some nice stops along the way and/or a nice drive that digresses from google's? [more inside]
posted by yonation on Aug 21, 2009 - 12 answers

Creative people - teach me how to make my wedding magical.

Design our "First Summer's Night Eve" wedding, creative people! [more inside]
posted by semacd on Aug 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Lake Como (sail)boat rental

Trying to rent a sail or motor boat on lake como in Italy. Preferably near mid-lake as I'm staying in varenna. Just looking for a small 2-3 seat sailboat ideally.
posted by patrad on Aug 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Going to Vermont!

Help me plan my trip from Boston to Burlington, Vermont next weekend! [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jul 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Wetsuit for lake swimming in Spring?

I am thinking about getting a wetsuit to swim in the lake during the spring. [more inside]
posted by who else on Jun 7, 2009 - 5 answers

What are your favorite toys for the lake or pool side?

Lake toys! What are your favorite toys for the lake or pool side? [more inside]
posted by wrnealis on Jun 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Mysterious disappearing Google lake

What is the name of this body of water in southeast Ohio? [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Jun 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Where in the world can I find a tidal lake

Please help me find a nature documentary I saw once, about 5 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Mar 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Parks & Lakes near Dallas, TX

Impress a girl in Dallas? This weekend I'm going to Dallas to pick up a girl at the airport and I need some ideas (locations) to impress her. She loves parks and water...so I was thinking of taking her there for a while. I would also like places in Dallas that have an awesome view (from up high)...even a roof top garden (if you knew of one). I'm open for ideas...Do you know of any cool parks near water that are beautiful?
posted by 4chrisd on Mar 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Lake District Recommendations?

UKFilter: Planning a camping trip to the Lake District in October looking for suggestions and recommendations of places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Tennessee Lakes? Which would you choose?

Tennessee lakes? [more inside]
posted by Kloryne on Aug 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Girl to the North Country

Where can I go for an inexpensive, lake-enriched overnight escape from Minneapolis? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Aug 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Two boats, which one should we purchase?

I know nothing about boats, but I'll be buying one soon and have narrowed it down to two styles. Help me make a choice. [more inside]
posted by justgary on Jun 11, 2008 - 14 answers

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