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There’s A Little Slice Of Paradise Hiding Right Here In Nebraska… And You’ll Want To Visit

There are tons of little hidden treasures all around Nebraska – you know, those places you go on weekend family getaways that stay in your mind forever. Today, Johnson Lake State Recreation Area near Lexington has our attention. It’s easily accessible from communities in the area of Cozad, Elwood, Gothenburg, Holdrege, and Kearney. This relatively small recreation area packs a huge wallop when it comes to things to keep you and your family happily occupied. And the icing on the cake is that it also happens to be one of the loveliest places in the state.

In addition to the regular boating, fishing, swimming, camping, picknicking, and general playing that you can expect to find at Johnson Lake, check out the local communities for even more fun. On July 16, 2016, Peace Love & Lavender in nearby Elwood is hosting the Lavender Festival where you can pick your own lavender, walk the labyrinth and take some fascinating workshops. It sounds like a great complement to a weekend at the lake.

Three other state recreation areas – Gallagher Canyon, Elwood Reservoir, and Plum Creek Canyon – are also nearby, and the four lakes together add up to an impressive 4,000 acres of water. In the local area you can find antique shops, an 18-hole golf course, museums, restaurants, and lodging – everything you need to make a whole family vacation of visiting the area.

For another great hidden piece of paradise in Nebraska, check out Long Pine, one of Nebraska’s best kept secrets.

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.