ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks
Lake Winfield Scott, Blairsville, Georgia; the best of both worlds can be found here: sprawling mountains and three sparkling lakes; there's the 18-acre Lake Winfield Scott in Suches; the 4,180-acre Lake Nottely with an impressive 106 miles of shoreline, and the 20-acre lake and beach at Vogel State Park.
Lake Martin, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The town of Breaux Bridge, founded in 1829, sits on the shores of Lake Martin, which has the largest nesting area of wading birds in the United States. Many residents here are of Cajun descent (and still speak Cajun French) and their enthusiasm for living in the "Crawfish Capital of the World" is contagious.