Today we went to a nearby park which is on a small lake. The park is amazing, it has a bit of everything you'd need. There are nature trails, a disc golf course, beaches, a playground, tons of picnic areas, and a splash pad for the kids. We got there early and played on the playground and ate strawberries while waiting for everyone to show up.
I have to admit, I hate swimming in small lakes. They seem dirty and weedy to me, I'm constantly worried that I'm hitting fish or seaweed with my toes. I'm a big baby, I know. Growing up by Lake Michigan, though, it's hard to expect less.