I have been to Sapanca many times. The view of the lake is wonderful. Last time we were sitting in a café next to the Sapanca Lake. We were having a conversation with an old man who has lived in Sapanc a for a long time. He asked us ''Do you know the story of the Sapanca Lake''. I honestly did not know that until that day, there is a story about the lake.
He started telling the story;
According to the legend, one day, a saint came to Sapanca, nobody cared about him, when he decided to turn back, he saw a cottage. This cottage belonged to a villager who made a living by making slingshots, was a good-hearted . Saint was very tired . Knocked the door , hoping an invite. Old man invited him inside. Saint was happy with the hospitality of the old man. Next morning, saint left the cottage with thankfullness . Old man accompanied him to the other side of the mountain. When the old man turned back to the village, he saw a huge lake where the village was. In the village There was nothing other than his house and himself.
What goes around comes around.....
There are 29 kinds of domestic birds living in the vicinity of the lake, this number reaches 69 with immigrant birds.