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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Paradise Lake

Paradise Lake & Shoreline

Paradise Lake is truly a lakelubber’s paradise. This 1900-acre lake in Michigan’s Northwest region has been a paradise for countless numbers of cottage owners and yearly visitors since early in the 20th century. Originally called Carp Lake, the name was…

Pontiac Lake

Pontiac Lake Sunset

Long a recreational playground in southeast Michigan, Pontiac Lake never fails to enchant visitors. The lake was created in 1927 when the state built a dam across the Huron River to enlarge small Lime Lake. Pontiac Lake was planned from…

Wamplers Lake

Wamplers Lake Autumn

The favorite destination of many summer visitors, 750-acre Wamplers Lake has delighted countless generations seeking water-based fun. Nestled in the picturesque Irish Hills of southeast Michigan, Wamplers Lake occupies the corner intersections of Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw counties. Located beside…

Clark Lake

Clark Lake Waterfront

One of Southeast Michigan’s long-term favorite places to be in summer is Clark Lake. This natural lake, enhanced in size by a small dam, has been a popular destination for thousands of visitors and summer residents throughout the 20th century.…

Manistique Lakes

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Manistique Lakes! Just the name is enough to evoke bouts of nostalgia in millions of past visitors. The lakes – North Manistique Lake at 1,722 acres, Big Manistique Lake at 10,130 acres, South Manistique Lake at 4,001 acres, Milakokia Lake…

Chicagon Lake

Swim Area at Pentoga Park

Chicagon Lake lies in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula only a few miles from the Wisconsin state line. The 1000-acre natural lake isn’t well-known except for the generations of lakelubbers who have returned here year after year. That’s probably the reason…

Tittabawassee Lakes

Sanford Lake Rainbow

The Tittabawassee River is one of Michigan’s main river systems, draining lands in the Northeast and East Central Michigan regions into the Saginaw River and eventually Lake Huron. The entire main branch of the river is 91 miles long. The…

White Lake MI

White Lake Morning Serenity

Will White Lake again become the economic driver for the cities of Whitehall and Montague in Michigan’s West Central Region? That’s entirely possible if the ambitious years of efforts by citizens and municipalities in the area get their wish. White…