Canoeing in April
The first early wildflowers appear during the last week of February. While it is possible
to see a snow storm in March it is rare. In most years spring is well under way by mid
March. Daytime temperatures are usually in the mid 50's and 60's. February and March are
the perfect time of year to fish for trophy brown trout.
By the middle of April trees are well on their way to
being green. The canoeing scene about was made on April 16. The water was warm enough to
swim in, and this family wore bathing suits during the entire float trip. However, April
is about the most fickle time of year. We'll have a week of warm bathing suit weather
followed by a week of cold, raw, windy cloudy days. It is really hit and miss. Yet we
still have several fishermen who come every April as this is when lake fishing really
picks up. We also have several guests who come to enjoy the spring dogwood and redbud
blooms, to watch birds, and just plain relax.
The best way to plan a spring trip is on short notice
if you can. Watch the weather. When it looks good for a few days, make a mad dash trip.
Chances are good you'll have a beautiful spring break.
Our dock surrounded by thick summer green. Our pool
is visible near top of photo.
May is the most beautiful month of the year. It is not too hot, the humidity is low, and
the fishing is excellent. Trees are fully leafed out by no later than May 5, which is
early summer. At this time of year everything is a refreshing deep green. The weather is
about perfect. The lake is still too cold for all except the most hearty souls. May is the
best time of year for hiking and canoeing.
The true tourism season begins on Memorial Day. The water is warm
enough for swimming. The first two weeks of June normally are still cool and clear.
Daytime temperatures will normally be in the mid 70's to mid 80's. Fishing remains very
July and August are the hot, humid months. Most days will be in the
mid 80's to low 90's. Our guests spend the day in the water swimming, water skiing,
wakeboarding, etc. For most people it is too warm to go hiking, but guests still take day
trips, shop, dine, and visit attractions. Because children and college students are
heading back to school, the main tourism season is over by mid August.
The last weeks of August and into September the lake water temp is
warm so you will want to adapt your fishing technique and fish deeper. The stripers
school together this time of year and go very deep where striper and walleye fishing is
good and they are caught consistently.
An early November picnic
By mid September the weather is cooling down. This is the time of year we see empty nester
couples come for some quiet time. The lake water has cooled and fishing has picked up
again. Our guests fish, site see, and relax. They rent a pontoon and cruise the lake for a
day. They take day trips, and sight-see in the area. The first two weeks in October are
similar to May weather. Our fall foliage season begins in mid October and runs into the
first 10 days of November. Peak foliage occurs in the last few days of October, and the
first few days of November. Fall is a great time for hiking, canoeing, horseback riding,
day trips, and site-seeing.
Winters are mild with little snow, and fishing sure is
Winters in our area are mild. Snow that stays on the ground for more than a week is rare.
Daytime temperatures tend to be well above freezing and warm enough for hiking, fishing,
and other outdoor activities.