Coldwater Lake MI

Coldwater Lake State Park

Coldwater Lake, in quiet Southwest Michigan, is the epitome of the traditional Michigan lake vacation destination. Nestled just north of the Indiana state line in Branch County, Coldwater Lake forms the foundation of a 16-mile-long chain of glacier-created lakes trailing…

Leach Lake

A hidden treasure awaits at Leach Lake. This small lake lies in the Southwest Region of Michigan and is often overshadowed by larger, more well-known lakes. But the mostly-private 125-acre lake offers a world of water enjoyment for the lucky…

Cedar Lake MI

Surrounded by south west Michigan’s Grape Country, Cedar Lake is a year round recreation destination. Spring and summer bring fishing, boating and swimming. During fall the leaves put on a show of ambers, golds and reds. Ice huts pop up…

Eagle Lake MI

Sitting on the dock dangling her feet in the water and sipping a glass of local wine has become her favorite way to end the day at the cottage on Eagle Lake. Flaming colors reflect on the water as the…

Diamond Lake MI

For those who dream of living on a private island, Diamond Lake in southwest Michigan can turn dreams into reality. Diamond Lake, with Diamond Island in the middle, offers residents and visitors more than 1,000 acres of water recreation. Cottages,…

Pine Lake

Sunset on Pine Lake

Located in rural Barry County, Michigan, Pine Lake is actually four lakes connected by small navigable channels. With Kalamazoo a short 30-mile drive to the south, Grand Rapids a 65-mile drive to the north, and Battle Creek 30 miles to…

Goshorn Lake

Goshorn Lake Beach

An undiscovered gem among Michigan lakes is Goshorn Lake. This tiny 26-acre lake lies nestled behind the dunes in Michigan’s Southwestern Tourism Region between Saugatuck and Holland. Conveniently, Goshorn Lake is located at the end of 65th Street in Saugatuck,…

Wall Lake

One of 300 lakes found among the rolling grasslands and open fields of Michigan’s Southwest tourism region, Wall Lake is a private residential lake. Located in Barry County, the lake is within 40 miles of Kalamazoo to the southwest and…

Austin Lake

Boat Docks at Austin Lake

Sitting on a frozen lake, clutching a thermos of hot chocolate in mitten-clad hands, and hovering over a hole in the ice is not everyone’s idea of fishing. For those hardy souls that live in Michigan and those that visit…

Lake Macatawa

Sunset Over Lake Macatawa

The Ottawa tribe of Native Americans called Lake Macatawa “Ma-Ca-Ta-Wa” or Black Lake. The water, like many lakes in northern states, was dark from tannin released by decaying vegetation. Tributaries feeding into this natural lake include the Macatawa River, Pine…

Paw Paw Lake

Paw Paw Lake. Just the name invokes lazy, hot summer days in a secluded country setting. Situated in Southwest Michigan, 891-acre Paw Paw Lake is a country-like setting but not at all secluded. Chicago is only two hours away, and…

Magician Lake

Magician Lake. . .the name holds an air of mystery. One envisions foggy evenings and a haunted island. But in truth, the only mystery about Magician Lake is how it has remained unknown to much of the Midwest. It wasn’t…

Gun Lake

Sunset at Gun Lake

Beautiful Gun Lake, located off US 131 north of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been a vacation and boating destination for well over a hundred years. Originally five small natural lakes, 2,680-acre Gun Lake was formed when a dam was built across…

Klinger Lake

Klinger Lake in Saint Joseph County has been a top recreation and fishing spot in western lower Michigan for well over 150 years. Located less than three miles north of Indiana, Klinger Lake has developed a reputation as a fishing…

Gull Lake MI

Morning on Gull Lake

Gull Lake is a picturesque 2,030-acre natural lake in southwestern Michigan. The lake most likely got its name from the large number of seagulls that occasionally fly inland from Lake Michigan. Gull Lake is conveniently located just 11 miles from…