CLEAR LAKE IS AN IOWA town with character.
It’s memorable in the sort of way that’s good. Main Street good. Welcome to our town good. Meander through the shops, dine in home-grown eateries good.
People watch. Kick back on a bench. Dip your toes in the lake or dig them into sand.
Fish or shop. While away a day or two. Take in the local history of the Surf Ballroom. Or simply amble downtown, right into a Norman Rockwell type scene.
Walk the aisles of the mercantile.
Take the back route through the alley.
Eat ice cream. Drink beer. Grab a burger.
Come in your cowboy hat or no hat.
Clear Lake beckons with Americana charm rooted in character and small town Iowa friendliness.
FYI: This concludes my seven-part series on Clear Lake. Check back for more posts from my recent overnight visit to Iowa.
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