We’ve been waiting all year for this one magical time of year: summer. And what better way to spend summer than on one of our hundreds of lakes.
Whether they’re of the Great variety or smaller, hidden gems, our lakeshores can’t be beat. Here, check out 10 reasons why our lakes are second to none.
1. Cass Lake, Waterford
Situated in suburban Detroit, this is the deepest lake in Oakland County.
2. Crystal Lake
This picturesque lake is a short drive outside of Traverse City... Great for getting a little quiet.
3. Elk Lake
Another northern Michigan gem, Elk Lake is ideal if you want to rent a cozy cottage for the weekend.
4. Houghton Lake
The largest inland lake in Michigan, Houghton Lake is another super popular vacation destination.
5. Lake Erie
One of the four great lakes that touch the shores of Michigan, Lake Erie touches both Michigan and Ohio.
6. Lake Huron
This great lake sits to the north and east of Michigan and its shore is often referred to as the "Sunrise Side."
7. Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan touches four states (including Michigan) and parts of Canada. That means a LOT of beach goers.
8. Lake St. Clair
Not quite a Great Lake, but definitely no tiny pond, Lake St. Clair sits south of Lake Huron and shares shores with metro Detroit and Ontario, Canada.
9. Lake Superior
By far the largest of all the Great Lakes, its home is the vast Upper Peninsula.
10. Walloon Lake
Another popular northern Michigan destination, it was once the boyhood summer home of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway.
Quite some beauties, huh? Tell us though, which are your fave lakes in the Great Lakes State?