Connie at "Notes from a Cottage Garden" asked how big our lake is. It's hard to describe our lake - even people who have been on the lake have a hard time picturing it without looking at a map. It covers about 14,000 acres and has about 140 miles of lakeshore. It's made up of connected lakes and bays. From the small lake we're on, you can boat to any other part of the lake. We love it here - the lake is very social - lots of restaurants and beaches are accessible by boat. There are 4 cities that are on the lake. Next year when I have my gps in the kayak, I can tell you exactly how far across our lake is - but I'm guessing it's about a quarter mile from our house to the shore you see in the previous post. If these maps will click bigger, you can find our lake - Black Lake - near "Spring Park."