If you enjoy the outdoors, Lake James is a must. Swimming, kayaking, hiking, fishing and the list goes on. We fish from our kayaks when weather permits and Lake James is one of our favorite lakes. There are plenty of picnic areas there too, so a lunch supplies are always on our packing list. The swimming area at Paddy Creek looks like a beach and perfect even for very small children. Love this place and it continues to get updated regularly.