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,…

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…

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.…

Mill Lake

Sandhill Crane Close-Up

The Waterloo Recreation Area in Southeast Michigan has so many lakes, it’s hard to pick a place to begin. Small Mill Lake is a natural starting point as it is overlooked by the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, the main…

Pleasant Lake MI

Pleasant Lake is a small family-friendly lake tucked away in southeast Michigan. The 269-acre all sports lake in Jackson County has more than enough water to boat, water ski and swim, and anglers can expect exceptional fishing year round. Known…

Walnut Lake

Tubing on Walnut Lake.

Walnut Lake is a suburban secret. Sometimes, the best lakes are found in the most unexpected places. Walnut Lake, in the Southeast Region of Michigan is one of them. Located in busy Oakland County just outside of Pontiac, private Walnut…

Duck Lake – Calhoun County

Located in Calhoun County, Duck Lake is a 629-acre lake near the small community of Springport in south-central Michigan. Listed as one of Michigan’s 50 Best Fishing Lakes by the Michigan United Conservation Club, Duck Lake has a reputation for…

Cass Lake MI

Shore View of Cass Lake

Michigan is fortunate to have many fishing and water sport destination options. Cass Lake, just a 30-mile ride from Detroit, is a popular freshwater lake destination in southeastern Michigan. Located in affluent Oakland County, Cass Lake is bordered by Waterford…

Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake is a 788-acre natural lake in southeastern Michigan, just three miles from the city of Pontiac and 25 miles from Detroit. This residential and recreational lake is rich in history and beauty. Orchard Lake is a “kettle lake,”…

Devils Lake MI

Sunset at Devils Lake

Devils Lake is a 1,330-acre recreational lake in southeastern Michigan near the Ohio border. Devils Lake lies in a region that was once inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Potawatomi. According to legend, the lake was named…

Lake Saint Clair

Anchor Bay Sunset

Heart-shaped Lake Saint Clair is the smallest body of water in the Great Lakes system. Tucked between Lake Huron to the north and Lake Erie to the south, 275,200-acre Lake Saint Clair is conveniently located close to Detroit, Michigan and…