Sit on an Adirondack along the shore at any lake for a short time on a weekend afternoon and you will see what the most popular activity on the lake is for most people. Cruising in a pontoon. This is one of several reasons the Chain of Lakes has the most demand by real estate buyers and the highest property values in Central Minnesota.
The Chain is eleven lakes connected by channels for a total of 59.56 miles of shoreline. Of the 11 lakes, most watercrafts are going to be limited to exploring five lakes on one ride (Darling, Carlos, Le Homme Dieu, Geneva, and Victoria) without having to get out of the watercraft. These five lakes have a total of 59.56 miles of shoreline. Lots of shoreline to cruise and enjoy variety in boat rides.
P.S. If you include Lake Alvin, there are twelve lakes in The Chain. Alvin is near Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center and has a narrow channel between it and Darling. Passing into Alvin depends on the water level and the size of your watercraft. There have been summers where my only way into Alvin was on a standup paddleboard or SeaDoo but I have been able to get into and back out of Alvin in a 21 foot deck boat.