1. Loch Lomond is, of course, the star attraction. Michaelhb81 / Thinkstock Milarrochy bay. 2. Its crystal clear waters are the perfect place to dip your toes. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram Only in summer though, obviously. 3. But there are plenty of other lochs to explore as well. Derek McDougall / Thinkstock Like Loch Ard, with waters so still that you can lean over and just gaze at your reflection. 4. And Loch Katrine. Derek McDougall / Thinkstock This stunning loch is home to several islands, including Ellen's Isle (An t-Eilean Molach in Gaelic, meaning "the shingly isle"). 5. Not to mention Loch Lubnaig. Flickr: stirlingcouncil / Creative Commons This frosty loch is usually too cold for paddling, but well worth a visit nonetheless. 6. You can escape to one of the park's secluded islands. Flickr: bruce89 / Creative Commons Inchcailloch, Loch Lomond. 7. Inchmurrin Island has its own bar. upload.wikimedia.org / Creative Commons But Inchconnachan Island has wallabies living on it. 8. You'll meet charming locals. Abbé / Via abbeiwrite.com Like these friendly Highland cows. 9. And see majestic ospreys, peregrines, eagles, and buzzards overhead... Neil Burton / Thinkstock There's a fantastic Bird of Prey Trail you can follow. 10. ...and fluffy ducks enjoying the scenery. Flickr: somekindofrob / Creative Commons 11. You can climb one of the awesome mountains. Flickr: by-mark / Creative Commons Reach the summit of Ben Lomond for cracking views. 12. Or clamber up Beinn Artair/Ben Arthur. Flickr: ipohkia / Creative Commons Known as "The Cobbler" (due to the the distinctive shape of the summit). 13. You shouldn't miss the magnificent Ben Venue either. Flickr: 127130111@N06 / Creative Commons Amazing views guaranteed. 14. Or the "Arrochar Alps". Flickr: portengaround / Creative Commons Hello awesomeness. 15. If you don't feel like climbing a mountain, you can always visit stunning waterfalls. Awhelin / Thinkstock Like the majestic Falls of Falloch. 16. The Falls of Dochart are truly unforgettable. Alanfin/ Thinkstock 17. And Bracklinn Falls are a photographer's dream. Stephen McCluskey / Thinkstock 18. The Trossachs are a super romantic place for a stroll. Flickr: paisleyorguk / Creative Commons You can watch the sun set over the mountains. 19. Where you can gaze at its reflection on the Lake of Menteith. Flickr: 127130111@N06 / Creative Commons 20. The park is a pretty awesome place to watch the stars. Flickr: by-mark / Creative Commons Minimal light pollution = maximum star gazing. 21. It's also a great place for a bike ride. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram Stronachlachar, Loch Katrine. 22. Or a sail. Flickr: 103039225@N05 / Creative Commons You can hire boats on Loch Lomond. 23. Don't worry if you don't want to row your own boat. Sue Burton Photography / Thinkstock You can always enjoy a leisurely cruise along Loch Katrine aboard the Sir Walter Scott steamship, which runs from the end of March till the start of October. 24. If you prefer to stay on dry land, why not try a spot of golf? Flickr: 91503473@N00 / Creative Commons The Carrick Golf Course. 25. You can also try your hand at waterskiing or wakeboarding. Love Loch Lomond / Via lovelochlomond.com 26. Or, for maximum excitement, head to Loch Ard. Stephen Meese / Thinkstock You can canoe, kayak, mountain bike, or even play on an inflatable iceberg on Loch Ard at Go Country. 27. If you want a calmer break there are lots of really lovely things to do. Flickr: goforchris / Creative Commons Like explore the incredible Benmore Botanic Garden. 28. Or hire a golf buggy and tour the bonny banks of Loch Katrine. Flickr: keithloaf / Creative Commons 29. Like history? The national park has some incredible ruins to investigate. Flickr: lost_penguin / Creative Commons Inchmahome Priory. 30. Or if you prefer your architecture a little more structurally complete, you can always visit a castle. Flickr: markyharky / Creative Commons Balloch Castle. 31. The national park has inspired countless poets and artists. Flickr: allys_scotland / Creative Commons William Wordsworth wrote his famous work "To a Highland Girl" after being inspired by the beauty of Inversnaid. If you want to know about other artists and poets, check out this handy Art and Literature trail guide. 32. It's also got its fair share of unusual mythology and supernatural stories. Flickr: 127130111@N06 / Creative Commons Just outside the village of Aberfoyle is a strange conical hill known as the "Fairy Knowe", said to be the haunt of fairies and otherworldly creatures. 33. Check out the super spooky Drovers Inn. Flickr: bods / Creative Commons If ghosts tickle your fancy then head to this pub on the banks of Loch Lomond where guests report ghostly occurrences on a regular basis. 34. All this exploring will make you hungry, so it's lucky that there are lots of cracking places to eat. Abbé / Via abbeiwrite.com Don't miss the quirky Wee Blether Tearoom in Kinlochard: A family run café on the banks of Loch Ard with a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. 35. The Wee Blether Tearoom serves the best toasties ever made. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram 36. Or head to the beautiful Inversnaid Bunkhouse, an old church converted into a restaurant and hostel. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram Their hearty fare is perfect if you just walked miles along the famous West Highland Way. 37. You can also try some homemade ice cream at St Mocha Coffee Shop in Balmaha. St Mocha Coffee Shop / Via Facebook: stmocha 38. No visit is complete without one of their sundaes. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram 39. If you fancy splashing the cash head to the Mhor Hotel in Balquhidder for a delicious lunch or dinner. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram You'll want to take photos of every dish. 40. Or, if you like your dinner and wine with a view, head to the Shore House Inn in Lochgoilhead. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram 41. You'll probably want to spend more than a day here, so it's handy there are lots of places to lay your head. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram The first option is to pitch a tent, though be sure to check out the National Park's guide to camping here before you do. 42. Or if you prefer a roof and four solid walls, put your feet up and relax at the luxurious Cameron House. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram 43. Wondering how to get to the park? You can always take a seaplane. Flickr: markyharky / Creative Commons It's a pretty impressive way to travel. You can also get a train, a bus, cycle or drive, but what's cooler than a freakin' seaplane? 44. Whether you visit in winter... Flickr: 127130111@N06 / Creative Commons Maol Mor. 45. ...spring... Derekmcdougall / Getty Images / Thinkstock Arrochar, Loch Long and Ben Lomond. 46. ...summer... Ianwool / Getty Images / Thinkstock Inveruglas. 47. ...or autumn... Derekmcdougall / Getty Images / Thinkstock Balmaha. 48. ...one thing's for sure: Flickr: 127130111@N06 / Creative Commons 49. You'll never want to leave. Drimafilm / Getty Images Ben Lomond.