at / by the lake

Cathy   Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:19 pm GMT

Is "three hours later she was by the lake" correct, or should it be "three hours later she was at the lake"?
myself   Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:14 pm GMT
by or at the lakeside
Travis   Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:06 pm GMT
In the dialect here, "by the lake", in most North American English dialects, "at the lake".