North Sulawesi has 3 lakes which become major tourism destinations. One of them is Moat Lake which is located in East Bolaang Mongondow regency. It’s is volcanic lake which is in natural preservation area of Mt. Ambang at altitude 1,100 meters above the sea level.
To get to the lake, you can go from Manado through Trans Sulawesi to Gorontalo until arriving at Kotamubagu City. The trip from Manado to Kotamobagu City takes around 3-4 hours by car.
There is no public transportation. So, it is better for you to rent a car from Manado. The name of the lake from Mongondow language is Mo'oat which means "land that appears on the middle of the water".
When you are at Moat Lake, you will be welcomed by fresh air with beautiful panorama and it spoils your eyes and makes you be amazed on the beauty of Moat Lake.
The clear water of the lake which is combined with natural scenery at surrounding the lake, will make you relaxed. You can catch fresh fish here, such as golden fish. The lake is also the habitat for Sidat Sogili fish which is a rare fish.
There is a small island on the middle of the lake which can be reached by rental boat. To enjoy the view of the lake can be from stage’s house and hut at surrounding the lake. If you love wild atmosphere, you can set a tent at the edge of the lake.