New Orleans and Baton Rouge by a distance of 70 miles and 60 miles, respectively, calls itself "right in the middle of everywhere".
The island port serves as a center for the oil and fishing industries, and locals love to wander around Lake End Park, cast a line, and go boating in the marina.
Located south of Fayetteville, the village of Hope Mills is home to the lake of the same name.
The town offers a tranquil Southern vibe while yet offering a wide variety of thrilling recreational opportunities.
Located at the mouth of the St. Clair River on the southernmost point of Lake Huron, Port Huron is home to a number of marinas, parks, beaches.
The gorgeous Thomas Edison Parkway Boardwalk is a popular place for locals to go for bike rides, walks, and runs.
Southern Lake Manawa State Park is a part of the most populated city in southwest Iowa.
The pathways are also popular for cross-country skiing and hiking during the winter months.
The community in northwest Indiana grew from its agricultural roots, centered on the railroad, and finally settled beside Lake Michigan as a steel town.
The Outback Trail at Imagination Glen is maintained by volunteers and has 10 miles of paths perfect for hiking, jogging, and mountain biking.