Colorado Destination Among The Best Summertime Lake Towns In The U.S.

Shimmering waters of Dillon Lake

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Lake towns are hotspot destinations for outdoor adventures and small-town getaways. While spring is a great time to stretch your legs and take a dip in the lake, summer is the perfect season to take advantage of everything. From boating and fishing to scenic hikes and downtown exploration, there's no shortage of things to do in lake towns during this fantastic season.

That's why Thrillist rounded up a list of America's best lake towns to visit in the summer. An underrated Colorado town was featured on the list, and that honor goes to Dillon! Visitors get alpine views, lakeside fun, and many shops and restaurants when visiting this humble spot. Here's what you can expect, according to writers:

"Colorado is rightly known for its mountains—but don’t sleep on its underrated lakes. Better yet, combine the best of both worlds in the sweet little town of Dillon, an oft-overlooked gem just 15 miles north of its world-famous big brother, Breckenridge. Dillon’s number one attraction is the Dillon Reservoir, an absolutely show-stopping alpine lake that feels worlds away from the busy I-70 traffic whizzing by in the distance. Sitting at an elevation of 9,000 feet within 10 miles of four major ski resorts, Lake Dillon also boasts the Dillon Amphitheatre as one of the most magnificent outdoor venues in the venue-rich Centennial State."

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