Probably temps will be in the mid sixties, but lower sixties are not uncommon. Seventies are late summer some years. Yes. Though "warm enough" is a highly relative term.... read more ›
Early June probably upper 50s or low 60s water temp. Late June probably mid 60s water temp. Some people think it's cold, but if you are used to swimming in the Great Lakes, you might think it's okay. It's the shallowest of the Great Lakes, so the water warms up faster than the other Great Lakes.... read more ›
Yes! Lake Ontario offers fantastic swimming at many beaches.... continue reading ›
- There's algae everywhere. If the lake is covered in an algal bloom, it's best to stay out | Source: iStock. ...
- The current is faster than you can swim. ...
- There are posted signs near your swimming area. ...
- You're near a spot where two rivers merge. ...
- The water is near a pasture or farmland.
Erie is the most southerly, shallow, and biologically diverse of all of the Great Lakes. Its shallow depth makes it the warmest Great Lake and a favourite destination for summer recreationists and migrating birds.... view details ›
Lake Michigan Summary.
|Warmest Month Water Temperature:||August with 77.9°F / 25.5°C|
|Coldest Month Air Temperature:||February with 25.3°F / -3.7°C|
Generally the water is clean and safe for swimming. However, to ensure public safety, the national lakeshore regularly tests the water for contamination by bacteria.... see more ›
Lake Erie Summary.
|Warmest Month Water Temperature:||July with 82.2°F / 27.9°C|
|Climate Classification||Warm-summer humid continental climate|
If you try to take a dip, you'll feel the difference: There's no one temperature considered safe for swimming, but several resources suggest 70 is the absolute chilliest open water should be for a swim.... see details ›
Lake Erie is the shallowest of all the Great Lakes, making it the warmest. Crystal Beach by far the town of Fort Erie's biggest draw. Go for a swim, lounge on the white sand, sail around the bay, go fishing, try out the water-sports galore, or explore the quaint town of Fort Erie.... view details ›
Robertson didn't know that Ontario has the strictest recreational water quality standards in North America. If a beach measures above 100 parts E. coli in 100 ml of water it is classified not safe for swimming. The national standard is set at 200 and the U.S. standard is 235.... see details ›
Lake Ontario is clean enough for swimming, says Toronto Public Health, but an unofficial survey by CBC News has found few people are taking the plunge this early in the season because it's so cold. "There are a lot of people who do not want to go in the lake at all.... read more ›
Showering after swimming is just as important. Showering after swimming in a natural waterbody will help reduce your risk of contracting infections and rashes. This is because showering with warm water and soap immediately after recreational water activities helps remove bacteria from your skin's surface and your hair.... see details ›
Fresh bodies of water like lakes and ponds may be home to harmful bacteria or pollution. On a hot summer day, there's no greater escape than your favorite swimming hole. But before you dive in, be aware that there are water safety hazards that could put you and your family at risk for accident, illness or injury.... see more ›
Anyone can get vibriosis, but people with liver disease or weakened immune systems are at the highest risk for severe illness and complications." Other lake- and ocean-borne bacteria include Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium), Giardia, Shigella, norovirus and E. coli.... read more ›
Watershed's surface: 209,000 square kms. Lake Superior is the largest, cleanest, and wildest of all the Great Lakes.... continue reading ›
Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by area (31,700 mi2 /82,100 km2). It is also the coldest and deepest of the Great Lakes, with a maximum depth of 406 meters (1,332 feet).... see more ›
Lake Erie is by far the shallowest of the lakes, with an average depth of just 19 meters (62 ft).... continue reading ›
April is a good month for swimming in Lake Michigan with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Lake Michigan in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.... read more ›
Fifteen miles of sandy beach along the southern shore of Lake Michigan offer a wide variety of recreational activities. Whether it's enjoying a summer sunset stroll or marveling at the arctic beauty of Lake Michigan's shelf ice, you can enjoy the beach in all seasons.... see details ›
Generally the water is clean and safe for swimming. However, to ensure public safety, the national lakeshore regularly tests the water for contamination by bacteria.... view details ›
If you try to take a dip, you'll feel the difference: There's no one temperature considered safe for swimming, but several resources suggest 70 is the absolute chilliest open water should be for a swim.... continue reading ›