“Life is healthier on the lake” — you see it on indicators, T-shirts, and wall prints. Within the D.C. space, loads of vacationers are keen to check the proposition, and you may typically discover them heading to one among three locations: Lake Anna and Smith Mountain Lake in central and south-central Virginia, respectively, and Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland. These freshwater gems supply a distinct vibe than the seaside. A bit of extra laid-back, rather less industrial and considerably off the crushed path, they’ve a lazy, old school really feel. Here’s what you’ll discover on the area’s hottest lake locations.