Ten Fun Things to Do in and around Loch Lomond this Summer
It's easy to #lovelochlomond in summer - there are so many great places, activities and wonderful views to be enjoyed.
We've put together ten fun things to do in and around Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs in summer, just for you.
1. Get out on to the water! Take a Loch Lomond cruise or Water Bus, explore Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine from several departure points.
2. Have a fun family day out at Loch Lomond Shores, with regular free activities for kids, as well as favourite attractions Loch Lomond Sealife Aquarium and the Bird of Prey Centre and don’t forget a delicious ice-cream from Loch Lomond News – including Irn Bru flavour!
3. Get on your bike! With plenty of cycle paths, bike hire and bike racks in and around the area, plus the ability to take your bike on several cruise and waterbus options, cycling in Loch Lomond is a great option. Don't forget the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail for a longer touring option.
4. Climb a hill for stunning Loch Lomond views. Try Conic Hill, Duncryne Hill (The Dumpling) or Ben Lomond - find ideas here.
5. Shop local at a Farmer’s Market. Stock up on goodies and have a picnic in your favourite spot. Loch Lomond Shores Market is the first and third Sunday of every month and Helensburgh Market in the Square runs on the second Saturday of each month.
6. Feast on delicious food and drink: sample the arctic char at The Oak Tree Inn, home-made ice-cream from St. Mocha Kiosk on Luss Pier, a new menu at Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, locally sourced seafood from Cattle & Creel, Helensburgh and lots more options.
7. Have an outdoors adventure with Treezone Loch Lomond, a speedboat tour with Loch Lomond Leisure, gorge walking with In Your Element - you name it, you can do it in and around Loch Lomond!
8. Enjoy a local festival or event. The Great Scottish Swim and Loch Lomond Food and Drink festival are just two of many on our list for this summer!
9. Rainy day options? Enjoy a whisky tour at one of two fantastic local distilleries: Glengoyne or Auchentoshan. Catch a movie at The Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh, visit Dumbarton Castle and the nearby Denny Tank (Scottish Maritime Museum) or take a trip to Stirling Castle.
10. Experience wonderful wildlife and nature. Try a weekend nature walk or a butterfly safari with RSPB Loch Lomond, family-friendly activities and walks at the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Aberfoyle, or lots of activities to choose from in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Share your summer days out and experiences with us via #lovelochlomond and don't forget to tag @lovelochlomond on Instagram and Twitter.