Clear Lake IN

Long-settled and long-popular, Clear Lake has been called home to thousands of residents over the past 150 years. Nestled in the northeast corner of Indiana near the borders of Michigan and Ohio, 800-acre Clear Lake is one of a number…

Lake Michigamme

Lake Michigamme Shoreline

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Lake Michigamme’s name derives from the Ojibway word for ‘big water’, the same Native American word that gives the state its name. With over 4,300 acres of water, it certainly is big. Although the lake…

Whitmore Lake

Harbor Cove Beach Club on Whitmore Lake

By far the most popular residential lake in the Ann Arbor area is Whitmore Lake. For nearly 100 years this natural lake in the Southeast region of Michigan has been home to seasonal and year-round lakelubbers who enjoy fishing, swimming,…

Pomme de Terre Lake

Boat Launch at Pomme de Terre Lake

One of Missouri’s lesser-known recreational destinations is Pomme De Terre Lake. Construction of this reservoir was completed in 1961, although it had been in the planning stages since 1947. The new reservoir serves a critical purpose: to control periodic flooding…

Lake Itasca

Summertime at Lake Itasca

The headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River originate at 1,162-acre Lake Itasca. Wild and impressive, this beautiful lake is surrounded entirely by Itasca State Park. What isn’t well known, however, is that Lake Itasca isn’t a natural body of water.…

Lake Alexander

No place invites lakefront dreaming quite like Lake Alexander. Located in the Lincoln Lakes area of Central Minnesota, this beautiful lake has it all: vivid sunsets, nearly 3,000 acres of open water, excellent fishing and sandy-bottomed beaches. A large number…

Namakan Lake

Namakan Reservoir-Kabetogama Lake Island

Namakan Lake’s delights await the lucky visitor. Covering more than 24,000 acres with many small islands, about half of the lake is located in Minnesota’s Northeast Region and the other half in Ontario, Canada. The USA portion of the lake…

Wonder Lake

Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team - Jump Team

Wonder Lake is the 830-acre centerpiece of a planned lakefront community in the Chicagoland area of Illinois. That was the vision of developers in 1929 when they built a small dam across Nippersink Creek 50 miles northwest of the Loop.…

Hubbard Lake

Summer in Michigan’s Northeast region is synonymous with a place like Hubbard Lake. Less than 20 miles inland from Lake Huron’s ‘sunrise coast’, Hubbard Lake has hosted many summer residents over the past 150 years. The large, natural lake of…

Chapman Lakes

Big Chapman Lake Boat Ramp

One of the best kept secrets in the North Indiana region is the Chapman Lakes. The two natural lakes, Big Chapman and connected Little Chapman, have been favored residential locations for over 70 years. Located three miles northeast of the…

Sand Lake MI

Sand Lake Postcard Circa 1910

Set like a precious gem in the heart of southeast Michigan’s Irish Hills, 440-acre Sand Lake has attracted people to its shores since before Michigan became a state. Starting about 1840, when Irish immigrants escaping the Potato Famine traveled the…

Smith Lake

Smith Lake Sunset

Nestled quietly between Lake Osakis and the City of Alexandria, Smith Lake in Minnesota’s Central Region faces little tourist pressure. Not well known outside of the Alexandria Lakes area, Smith Lake nevertheless offers great fishing, plenty of water sports, and…

Huron River Chain of Lakes

Huron River in Winter

One of the best places for lakeside living in Southeastern Michigan is along the lakes and canals of the Huron River Chain of Lakes. Called ‘pontoon heaven’ by waterway fans, eight main lakes can be accessed by most watercraft, with…

Pine Lake and Stone Lake

Tucked away in the North Region of Indiana, the small city of LaPorte hosts two recreational lakes, Pine Lake and its neighbor Stone Lake. The area includes four other lesser-known lakes, known as Lily Lake, Lower Long Lake, Clear Lake,…