Antrim County

Antrim County's woods and waters provide excellent scenic experiences and unlimited recreational activities. There are over 33,700 acres of lakes, over 264 miles of streams and rivers and 130 public access sites, offering year-round opportunities to enjoy the finest in summer and winter outdoor activities. Nature's playground without a doubt.

The Grass River Natural Area comprises over 1,000 acres bordering the Grass River which flows from Lake Bellaire into Clam Lake. This county-owned site is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. Along scenic pathways or from a wildlife look out platform in the Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area, you may spot ducks, blue heron, frogs, snakes and birds.

Torch Lake is internationally known as one of the world's most beautiful inland lakes. Covering 18,770 acres with 40.8 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 330 feet, Torch Lake is the second largest lake in Michigan and noted for its exceptionally clear water and remarkable coloring.
The Chain-Of-Lakes system, a 90 mile inland waterway with 163 miles of shoreline begins with the Intermediate River and Beals Lake in Echo Township, just 10 miles from Alden Meadows and encompasses a dozen lakes, 5 rivers, and ends in Lake Michigan at the Elk Rapids boat harbor.

Leelanau County

The Sleeping Bear Dunes on the east shore of Lake Michigan features many beaches and the opportunity to dune climb, hike or visit the Coast Guard Maritime Museum.

Northern Michigan

If fishing, golf, tennis, bike riding, hunting, camping, backpacking or mushroom hunting are some of your favorite pastimes, just step inside nature's playground and enjoy all this and more within minutes of your haven in the north.

Cruise on a sailboat or fish on the lake, there's plenty of activities to choose from . . .Rivers suited for beginner, intermediate and expert canoeists aren't hard to find. . .

Fall's most brilliant colors can be seen a long the highways, byways and back roads . . . Snowy hills and forests in the area are a cross-country and downhill skier's delight . . .Ride along more than 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the area . . .whatever the season, it's in your backyard.