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Lakes & Rivers in Michigan
During your visit to Michigan, you will discover many lakes and rivers full of swimming holes, boating adventures, and great fishing spots. One of the most popular destinations for outdoor recreation is Lake Allegan. Located between Saugatuck and Kalamazoo, this16,000-acre lake is the premier location for family fun. You will also find the Allegan Snowmobile Trail System here, which takes you near the river and through downtown Allegan.
When visiting the northern region of Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a must-see destination. Encompassing over 40 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior, this park features some of Michigan’s most dazzling scenery. The area gets its name from the towering, 200-foot sandstone cliffs that house sights like the Indian Head, Bridalveil Falls, and Miner’s Castle. While at the park, visitors can also gain some historical context by checking out the variety of maritime sites throughout the area, like Au Sable Light Station.
With a surface area of nearly 16,000 acres, Lake Allegan is a premier destination for your visit into Michigan. Found in the Allegan, a charming city set between Suagatuck and Kalamazoo, Lake Allegan is excellent year round.
On your summer visit, enjoy fun swimming holes, boating adventures, and fishing – many anglers catch salmon, walleye, carp, catfish, and even bass. During the winter, enjoy snowmobiling the Allegan Snowmobile Trail System, which takes you near the river and through downtown Allegan.
At the west end of Lake Allegan, be sure to visit the Allegan Area POW Camp. While mostly ruins of the foundations of the camp, it's rare to experience such historical sites in Michigan. Whether you're searching for an outdoor adventure, or simply passing through southern Michigan, visit Lake Allegan.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Encompassing over 40 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore preserves some of northern Michigan’s most dazzling scenery.
The lakeshore area gets its namesake from the towering, 200-foot sandstone cliffs – know for housing iconic sights like the Indian Head, Bridalveil Falls, and Miner’s Castle.
Apart from the awe-inspiring cliffs, landmarks like Twelvemile Beach, Musing Falls, Beaver Basin Wilderness, and others set the scene for endless outdoor adventure.
Visitors can gain some historical context by visiting the variety of maritime sites throughout the area, like Au Sable Light Station.