Tara Boucher | October 11, 2023
If you're in pursuit of breathtaking landscapes that enchant the soul, let us whisk you away to a hidden gem, Lake Norman, that holds the prestigious title of being the seventh most picturesque landscape in the entire country. It beckons travelers and locals alike to immerse themselves in the splendor of its pristine waters, lush forests, and scenic vistas.
Join us on a virtual tour of this picturesque wonderland, where every sunrise paints the sky with hues of pink and gold, and each sunset bids adieu with a vibrant kaleidoscope of colors. Grab your binoculars, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to be swept away by the sheer beauty that has earned Lake Norman its well-deserved spot among the nation's most awe-inspiring landscapes. Below are ALL the awesome lakes, but we locals know Lake Norman is the BEST!
New research has discovered the most picturesque landscapes in America, with Lake Tahoe taking the top spot.
Experts at Storyboards used Instagram data to analyze the number of hashtags for various landscapes in America to discover which of those are the most picturesque.
Placing first on the list of the most picturesque landscapes in America is Lake Tahoe, with 2,986,225 Instagram hashtags. Situated on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the clearest lake in the U.S., with a 99.994% purity – plus, there are many outdoor activities to partake in there, from hiking to fishing.
In second place is Lake Michigan, which has a hashtag count of 2,788,904. With a length of 307 miles and a width of 118 miles, Lake Michigan is the third biggest lake in America and the fifth largest in the world – not to mention, it’s home to an abundance of natural habitats.
Clearwater Beach is in third place with a total of 1,298,877 Instagram hashtags. The white sand is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Clearwater Beach, located in Florida, which is made of quartz from the Appalachian Mountains.
In fourth place is Lake Superior, which has 1,157,663 hashtags on Instagram. Known as the largest freshwater lake in the world, which is situated on the border between the U.S. and Canada, Lake Superior contains 10% of the world’s freshwater; due to little organic material, the water is incredibly clear.
Taking the fifth spot is Lake Ontario, which has 1,007,124 Instagram hashtags. Belonging to the Great Lakes family, Lake Ontario’s shoreline is 712 miles long when the islands are included, of which there are a staggering 1,864.
Waikiki Beach places sixth, with 969,640 Instagram hashtags. Due to Hawaii’s ocean water being nutrient deficient, places like Waikiki Beach boast magnificently blue water – and on top of this, the beach boasts a tropical climate and an array of palm trees.
Lake Norman ranks in seventh place, which has 640,978 hashtags on Instagram. Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina, and the lake has plenty of spots for locals, or even visitors, to dock their boats and view the sunset on an evening.
Next on the list is Lake Huron in eighth place, which sees a total of 560,434 Instagram hashtags. Lake Huron, which is the fourth largest lake in the world, has many stunning dunes and wetlands alongside plenty of lighthouses – as well as this, it is home to over 30,000 islands.
Following closely behind Lake Huron is Lake Powell in ninth place, with 456,329 hashtags on Instagram. Located between Utah and Arizona, Lake Powell offers beautiful canyon views with stone sculptures of cliffs and towers, not forgetting the constant sunshine and warm weather.
Last on the list in tenth place is the Mojave Desert, which has 429,066 hashtags on Instagram. Occupying over 25,000 square miles, the Mojave Desert is located in Southern California, with other portions belonging to Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Consisting of towering mesas, sand dunes, and Joshua Trees, the Mojave Desert is undoubtedly a spectacular location.
Whether you're a seasoned explorer or a first-time visitor, make sure Lake Norman is at the top of your must-see list. Embrace the tranquility, embrace the beauty, and let Lake Norman etch itself into your heart, forever leaving you captivated by its timeless charm. Until next time, may your adventures be as picturesque as Lake Norman's panoramic vistas!
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