There is excellent yachting in the bay, which contains many beautiful islands, such as Peaks and Cushing's islands.
Buzzard's Bay is also a popular yachting ground, and all about its shores are towns of summer residence..
Bowness lies at the head of a small bay, is served by the lake-steamers of the Furness Railway Company, and is a favourite yachting, boating, fishing and tourist centre.
Hunter's Quay is the yachting headquarters, the Royal Clyde Yacht Club's house adjoining the pier.
Among the prominent buildings of the city are a public library, the high school, a theatre (owned by the Knights of Columbus), a Masonic Temple, the City Bank and several churches, of which the most notable, perhaps, are the Baptist, Methodist, and St Gabriel's (Roman Catholic), which is the gift of members of the Iselin family, to whose interest in yachting is due in part the prominence of the New Rochelle and Larchmont Yacht Clubs.
South from the mouth of the Winooski river along the lake shore and gradually rising from the water's edge to a height of 275 ft.; its situation and its cool and equable summer climate have given it a wide reputation as a summer resort, and it is a centre for yachting, canoeing and other aquatic sports.
Dartmouth is a favourite yachting centre, and shipbuilding, brewing, engineering and paint-making are carried on.
A keen huntsman, and passionately fond of the sea, he extended his yachting and hunting excursions as far east as Syria and as far north as Spitsbergen.
At the time of the assassination of his father, King Humbert (the 29th of July 1900), he was returning from a yachting cruise in the eastern Mediterranean.
The city and surrounding region are a summer resort, the lakes affording opportunities for fishing and for yachting and boating.