Lake Michigan is one of the largest lakes in the world, and one of the five Great Lakes of North America, spanning the entire west coast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.Many quaint lakefront towns line its shores, including Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City and beyond. Of all 5 Great Lakes, it is the only one located entirely within the United States.
Lake Michigan is the 3rd largest lake in Michigan, with a surface area of 22,300 square miles. Its shorelines boat sandy beaches, clear blue waters, hardwood forests, and stunning dunes. Some attractions along its shorelines in Northern Michigan include 59 lighthouses, so many quaint towns and villages, the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes and more. The lake also includes many islands, including the famous archipelago, Beaver Island, and the Manitou Islands.
Those that live on or visit the shores of Lake Michigan enjoy waterfront activities like sailing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, boating, swimming and more. Aside from its many outdoor summer activities, people enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking in the wintertime.
Lake Michigan creates a unique climate which includes lake effect, making an ideal environment for growing many agricultural items. Cherries are the produce that Northern Michigan is famous for growing, but other items like blueberries, asaparagus, apples, and grapes are also commonly grown items.
Lake Michigan views cannot be beat, and watching the sun set over the waters of the lake are one of the simple pleasures of moving up north. If you’re interested in living on this beautiful naturally fresh body of water, contact our office to hear about what properties are available!