Best Lake Communities in Michigan

Best Lake Communities in Michigan

Northern Michigan has an abundance of lakes for people to enjoy during all 4 of Michigan's beautiful seasons. With crystal clear water formed by glaciers, there is no wonder why so many people call many of these lakes home. In this blog post, we'll go through some of the best lake communities that Northern Michigan has to offer.

1. Burt Lake

Located in Cheboygan and Emmet counties, Burt Lake is a true natural wonder. Surrounded by beautiful landscape, it stretches across 17,120 acres, making it the fourth largest inland lake in Michigan. Boasting crystal-clear waters, Burt Lake is a haven for boating, fishing, and swimming enthusiasts. Its shoreline provides ample opportunities for lakeside picnics, leisurely walks, and captivating sunsets.

2. Lake Charlevoix

Situated in Charlevoix County, Lake Charlevoix spans 17 miles. Surrounded by rolling hills, charming villages, and sandy beaches, this lake captures the hearts of all who visit. It is a playground for water sports enthusiasts, offering sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. The beaches along its shores invite relaxation, while the scenic hiking trails provide a chance to immerse oneself in the region's natural beauty.

3. Walloon Lake

Walloon Lake, located in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, is a hidden gem. With its emerald-green waters and sandy shores, this lake has an almost ethereal charm. Walloon Lake offers ample opportunities for boating, jet skiing, swimming, and fishing. Visitors can also explore the lake's surroundings by hiking or biking along the picturesque trails that wind through the area.

4. Crooked Lake

Adjacent to the famed Inland Waterway, Crooked Lake in Emmet County is a place of serene beauty. Its irregular shape, defined by winding channels and narrow passages, adds to its allure. The lake is a paradise for anglers, as it is known for its abundant fish population including Norther Pike. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the untouched marshlands and wetlands surrounding Crooked Lake, home to diverse wildlife and scenic vistas. Ice fishermen love this lake as its shallower waters allow for site-fishing.

5. Torch Lake

Torch Lake, known for its mesmerizing turquoise waters. Located in Antrim County, this glacier-carved marvel is celebrated for its stunning beauty and inviting recreational opportunities. It offers unparalleled experiences for boating, water skiing, swimming, and diving. With its sandbars and shallow areas, Torch Lake invites visitors to relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere while basking in the sun.

If you are looking to move into any of these communities, explore our listings below or give us a call! Wally Kidd and his real estate team are Northern Michigan's go-to real estate company!

Aerial view over Walloon Lake during summertime
A Lake Like No Other

Walloon Lake

Sunset peeking through trees on Walloon Lake, MI

Walloon Lake Waterfront Lots

Live by the Bay

Bay Harbor Real Estate

Aerial view over Bay Harbor's rolling hills and waterfront

Bay Harbor Waterfront Lots

One of the Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

Lake Charlevoix Waterfront Homes

Aerial view over Boyne City, MI
Lake Charlevoix Community

Boyne City

Clear blue water and blues skies at Burt Lake
The Heart Of The Inland Waterway

Burt Lake Waterfront Homes

World-Class Waterfront Homes

Lake Michigan Real Estate

Lighthouse at end of pier in Petoskey, MI
Million Dollar Sunsets


Aerial view over Petoskey, MI marina and downtown

Petoskey Downtown Homes

Beautiful Homes with a Breathtaking View

Elk Lake Homes for Sale

Aerial view of Torch Lake, located in Northern Michigan
One of the Most Stunning Lakes in the World

Torch Lake Homes for Sale

A Beautiful Michigan Lake

Deer Lake Waterfront Homes

An Amazing Place to Be

Village Harbor Homes

A Beautiful Lake with Amazing Homes

Crooked Lake Waterfront Homes

Highly Sought After Waterfront Property

Douglas Lake Real Estate

A Big Lake for Northern Michigan Beauty

Mullet Lake Waterfront Homes

A Stunning River with Amazing Homes

Maple River Real Estate

A Great Lake to Live On

Pickerel Lake Waterfront Homes

One of Northern Michigan's Finest Rivers

Boyne River Real Estate

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