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“Stroll around the lake”
Review of Lake Estes Marina

Lake Estes Marina
Ranked #26 of 72 things to do in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Scarborough
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197 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Stroll around the lake”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We did the loop walk around Lake Estes on our first morning in town, I think the elevation change had gotten to me a bit and I wanted to take it easy the first day. As it was September when we visited, it was mating season for the Elk and there were plenty of them wandering around the lake, some even chilling off in the cool waters. We were warned not to get too close as they could be unpredictable that time of year so we did our best to keep a good distance. The walk itself was paved most of the way round and I think it was around 3.5 miles for a full loop. It was a very enjoyable way to ease into things. Seemed to be a popular place for jogging, cycling and dog walking too.

Visited September 2012
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Marion, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not Worth the Money”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

My dad and husband went here and said it was ok. They had to pay a $5 parking fee, which I understand is not much, but considering they had already paid for fishing license this was a bit ridiculous. I recommend going to Mary's Lake down the road. It's bigger, plenty of places to fish, and parking is free.

Visited May 2013
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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“Great way to spend afternoon”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Several of our family members reanted a pontoon boat for a couple of hours. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a delightful time "cruising" Lake Estes. It's a beautiful way to see the scenery from a different perspective. Fun way to spend a few hours of vacation time.

Visited July 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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263 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Very nice bike ride around the lake”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had a very nice bike ride around Lake Estes. They have bike rentals here along with another things. The bike trail is easy to ride, except for the small hill section. We did need to walk the bikes. Make sure to ride the path in a counterclockwise path from the rental house. That will avoid less hills.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
“Friendly Place / Small Lake”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We rented a pontoon boat from the marina. It was fun and fast, but they make sure to emphasize there is a 30 minute minimum. That's because the part of the lake that is accessible to boats is quite small. Still, it was fun and the folks were friendly.

Visited May 2013
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