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…

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…

Baldy Lake

Baldy Lake is located in Alger County, Michigan, and is a part of the state’s Upper Peninsula tourism region. Baldy Lake is one or many lakes in the Manistique River watershed. It features a surface area of 64 acres and…

Thunder Lake

Thunder Lake in Michigan can mean two things: a 63-acre lake in Mason County or a 340-acre lake in Schoolcraft County. In this article, Schoolcraft County’s lake is the focus, although both lakes are beautiful and attract their share of…

Lake Independence

Panoramic View-Lake Independence to Lake Superior

Tucked up against Lake Superior, 1,860-acre Lake Independence is an exceptional recreation destination on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Fed primarily by the Yellow Dog River, Lake Independence is a natural lake made larger by construction of a dam on its main…

Lac La Belle

Shore View of Lac La Belle

Located within Keweenaw County, Michigan, Lake La Belle certainly lives up to its French translation: “Beautiful Lake.” It is located on the Keweenaw Peninsula, a finger-shaped portion of land that seems to poke Lake Superior. This crystalline body of water…

Au Train Lake

Au Train Lake, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was of historical significance long before Europeans reached the area. Located only five miles south of Lake Superior, the Au Train River offered water access to Au Train Lake and facilitated the southbound…

Bodi Lake

Tahquamenon Falls by Bodi Lake

Seated in Luce County of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near the coast of Lake Superior, is the little gem called Bodi Lake. Bodi Lake is surrounded by sand dunes interspersed with swamplands, with conifers and a few cottages dotting the picturesque…

Lake Gogebic

Lake Gogebic, located at the western tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) is a hidden gem, far undervalued in the outdoor sports world. Lake Gogebic (pronounced Go-GIBB-ick) is a Native American word reported to mean “where trout rising make small…