There are lots of ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, whether you’re on land or water.
An excellent starting point for your second day in the region is the Loch Lomond Shores retail park at Balloch in the south of the National Park. It features a wide range of restaurants and shopping opportunities from brand names to boutique businesses.
The complex is also home to the Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium where you’ll find sharks and all manner of other underwater creatures including tropical stingrays. Look out for the packed programme of family-friendly events.
If you’re feeling active, why not ride the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path? Hire a bike from Balloch and follow the 17 mile waymarked route to Tarbet. The route is also popular with walkers and horse riders.
Another great way to experience all that Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has to offer is by getting out on the water. The loch is popular with watersports enthusiasts with canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing all available.
Or you could see the National Park in a whole new light aboard a seaplane. Admire the views across the Ben Lomond and beyond to the Arrochar Alps before stopping off at a loch side restaurant such as Martin Wishart’s Michelin-star eatery at Cameron House.
Back out on the water; explore the loch side villages of Luss, Tarbet, Balmaha, Rowardennan aboard the water bus, which is a great way to discover this area.
Loch Lomond is also home to a number of islands such as Incailloch and the largest, Inchmurrin, the only one on which you can stay. While on the island you can visit the remains of the 14th century Lennox Castle.
For more information about the National Park, drop into the visitor centre at Balmaha where the exhibitions provide an excellent gateway to the park. Rangers are also on hand to give advice and answer questions, as well as lead a number of guided tours of the area.