sailing Story by Michelle Boaen Jameson Photos by Sarina Roth
Spring rains have given Lake Lanier a healthy boost and the water level is full pool. No time is better to take advantage of Mother Nature’s good graces. Before the searing heat of August turns the water’s surface into a giant tanning booth, get out on the lake and experience some of the best recreational activities in North Georgia (no offense to you hikers and bikers). The lake offers a variety of activities for nearly all levels of fitness. Of course, no matter what kind of fun you’re looking for, you have to play it safe. Know how to swim if you plan to be on the water, and wear a life jacket. Employ the buddy system and
know on what part of the lake you plan to be. Take a first aid kit, sunscreen and plenty of fresh drinking water. There are dozens of places to rent various kinds of boats from pontoons to bass boats to sail boats. Just make sure you have your boating and fishing licenses! Guides can take you to the best places to catch a few fish, or the best places to just float along in solitude.