If you're planning a trip to Loch Lomond, check out the Love Loch Lomond website for lots of ideas and useful information.
Here are a few of our favourite places and things to do with some top tips to get the most out of your next visit to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Walk the 96 miles of The West Highland Way from Milngavie to Fort William. You will get your first sight of Loch Lomond on the stretch from Drymen to Balmaha, then from Balmaha you will be walking alongside the loch. Top Tip: Use one one of the baggage companies that transport luggage between overnight stops, to save you having to carry it yourself as you walk.
Get on the water and enjoy a cruise. Sweeney's Cruises and Cruise Loch Lomond offer a number of cruises and water bus services. Cruise Loch Lomond offer bike hire and there are some excellent routes where you can combine cycling with a cruise.
Take the short on-demand ferry from Balmaha to Inchcailloch Island. Climb to the highest point of the island for great views, or relax on the beach at Port Bawn.
If you're having an ice cream, make sure that it's made in Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond Luxury Ice Cream is available from St Mocha Coffee Shops in Balmaha and on the pier in Luss.
There is lots to do at Loch Lomond Shores, including mini golf, shopping, an aquarium, bird of prey centre and more.
Visit the beautiful villages around Loch Lomond. Balmaha and Luss are the prettiest, with a water bus service connecting them, at Balmaha you can see the Tom Weir Statue (below) and Mountain Garden. In the Trossachs Callander and Aberfoyle are well worth a visit.
On the Cowal Peninsula there is some beautiful scenery, including beaches and forests. Benmore Botanic Gardens, near Dunoon has some amazing plants and gardens to explore.
Glengoyne Distillery offers daily tours, an excellent whisky experience.
Climb Ben Lomond, Scotland's most southerly Munro, or The Cobbler at the head of Loch Long for some incredible views. An even easier climb is Conic Hill (below), take the path from the car park at Balmaha and you will soon get stunning views of Loch Lomond and its islands.
Visit one of the other lochs in the National Park. At Loch Katrine you can hire bikes and combine cycling with a cruise on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott.
Year round Loch Lomond offers plenty to do, with stunning scenery.