Take a Break at Abiquiu Lake!
Posted by alainaflute on September 3, 2012
On the way to a flute seminar at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu (pronounced Abb-ih-Q), New Mexico, I passed a lake. Where there’s a lake, there’s a beach! On a free afternoon, I tracked back with a few friends, and we found a lovely day-trip spot in beautiful, Land of Enchantment scenery.
Not far from Espanola, or Santa Fe for that matter, Abiquiu Lake is no secret from fun-seeking local families. We saw boaters, picnickers, and swimmers of all ages.
Now, here’s a lake completely sans sandy beach. The rocks take you right up to the water, and, surprisingly, they aren’t too hot underfoot.
There are restrooms, some shade trees, and shaded picnic tables. The New Mexican sun is strong, even this time of year, so be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and plenty of water. There is a small fee for the boat ramp and day use, so bring some 1 dollar bills. Have fun, and don’t forget your camera!
And for art fans, it’s no surprise that this lovely area of New Mexico was Georgia O’Keefe’s home from 1949 to the end of her life (you can tour her home and studio or visit the museum dedicated to her in Santa Fe).
So, take a break at Abiquiu Lake and have a great day!