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Night Swim at Ross Lake

After a day of sunny, 30 degree weather, it is nice to sit outside and enjoy the warm evening breeze. The hot weather also heats up some the lakes in the Hazelton area, including Ross Lake.


The other night, a friend and I spontaneously took a drive to the Provincial Park, hoping that it was not going to be too windy to swim. We threw on our swim suits and ran along the grassy beach until we reached the water. It was a lovely sight. The lake was silent and everyone had gone home for the day. The clear sky up above made a scenic view for taking pictures of both the mountains and the lake.


When we finally got the courage to walk in, we were surprised as to how warm it was! The lake was crystal clear, warm and had not a single wave. It was almost as if we were looking at a massive sheet of glass, 33 hectares in size! The water was smooth as we swam almost half way across the lake. The extended summertime daylight crept into the night, making it possible to think we had hours to swim! When we got out, we were surprised to find out that we had swam for 40 minutes and that the park would be closing soon. Talk about great timing!


A night swim at Ross Lake is the perfect activity for anyone to relax in a peaceful, serene environment.


Editor's note: Learn more about Ross Lake Provincial Park here.


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Taken on July 3, 2009