Maybe it's the trout and bass fishing. Perhaps it's the hiking and biking trails that snake by. Or maybe it's the ice cream at the resort.

Maybe it's the trout and bass fishing. Perhaps it's the hiking and biking trails that snake by. Or maybe it's the ice cream at the resort.

There are myriad possibilities why Mail Tribune readers chose Lake of the Woods as their favorite lake.

The lake boasts a variety of fishing opportunities for rainbow and brown trout as well as bass. It's also a favorite area for winter recreation, including ice fishing and snowmobiling.

The Lake of the Woods Resort offers cabins, dining and marina rentals, including paddle boats, a patio boat, motorboats and canoes. The lodge is closed until May for remodeling, but the pizza parlor remains open Friday through Sunday for the winter season.

Other favorites: Howard Prairie and Lost Creek Lake (tie), Crater Lake