Shake off the stress of your everyday life and take a vacation to the lake. In this beautiful destination, you can find a Lake Guntersville vacation rental that seems tailor-made for you and your family. Once you’re there, you can enjoy a week or weekend away from home while enjoying views of the lake and beautiful forests. Check out these ten fantastic Lake Guntersville family activities during your stay to make memories that will last a lifetime.

1. Boating

Boating at Lake Guntersville

Gather the family together, slather on the sunscreen, and secure the life jackets for a day out on the lake. Boat ramps around the lake let you launch your own sailboat or powerboat. If you don’t have a boat, several local outfits can rent you a boat for the day.

2. Visit a Waterfall

Majestic Waterfall
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Just a short drive from your lakeside retreat is High Falls Park. You and the family can make the short walk into the park to enjoy the sight of a majestic waterfall. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy beside the banks of the pool at the base of the waterfall.

3. Hiking

Hiking at Bucks Pocket State Park

After lacing up your sturdiest pair of shoes, lead the family on a hike to enjoy stunning sites and fresh air. Bucks Pocket State Park offers several trails at varying levels of difficulty for you to check out. While out on the trails, you can enjoy amazing views of the canyon area.

4. Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

Enjoy the thrills of navigating the whitewater on a raft, canoe or kayak. The river running through High Falls Park offers whitewater for rafting. If you’ve never been whitewater rafting before, consider hiring a local guide to take your whole group out on the water.

5. Explore a Cave

Cathedral Caverns State Park

Cathedral Caverns State Park, which is just a short distance from the lake, offers you the chance to explore real caves. The tour starts with your entrance into the massive opening and continues as you wind your way through the cool space with its soaring ceilings.

6. Swimming

Jumping on a Lake

You can’t have a lake vacation without spending some time splashing and swimming in the water. If your vacation rental includes a dock, just jump off to enjoy an afternoon swimming, or head to the public beach area to enjoy a day in the water.

7. Golfing

Golfing at Eagle’s Nest Golf Course

Enjoy a day out on the greens practicing your golf swing. Eagle’s Nest Golf Course is open to the public so you can get in a few holes while on vacation. Featuring 18 holes, this golf course caters to both new players and those who are more experienced.

8. Fishing

Little Boy fishing

Bring out the fishing rod and try your hand at catching some of the bluegill, red ear sun fish and long ear sun fish, crappie, sauger, and catfish found in this lake. Fish off the dock at your vacation rental, or hire a local guide to take you the little known fishing holes.

9. Dream About Space

Rocket Lift-off

Load the family into the car and make the short trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in nearby Huntsville. Alabama played an important role in America’s race to space, and this is your family’s chance to learn more about it. While visiting the museum, don’t forget to take in an IMAX movie.

10. Zipline Adventure

Zipline Adventure

If you’re brave, you can soar above the trees and enjoy stunning views of the landscape below and surrounding you. Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures at Lake Guntersville State Park offers you and the family the chance to zip through the canopy of trees. Make sure to take the camera with you so you have proof of your bravery when you get home.