If you have spent any amount of time in Michigan you probably have a favorite area and favorite lake.   We really are blessed to be in Michigan in the summers when you are never more than a half hour drive to a lake, and with thousands of fresh water lakes a quiz was sent of to thousands of Michigan residents  asking them what was their favorite lake.

Here we go with their responses in descending order.

#10  Elk Lake    A majestic clear beauty in the summer.  You might think you are in the tropics if it wasn't for the pine trees.  If you have never been, from someone who has, really worth the stop.

#9 Lake Leelanau, this beautiful lake is far enough  away from the tourist attractions of Traverse City  and close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes to be restful and fun.

#8 Grand Traverse Bay.  This is one of those lakes that offers the best of both worlds, you have the trendy fun city life of Traverse City with the views of wildlife and Lake Michigan.  A beautiful area.

#7  Walloon Lake.  This lake has everything to offer your family.  From all water sports to just relaxing  and hanging out.  If you are blessed to have a cottage on this lake, all the better.

#6  Silver Lake (in Oceana County) We do have a couple of Silver Lakes, but this lake has dunes that some say rival even the prettiest places in Michigan.

#5  Lake Charlevoix  USA Today says this is the second best lake in the entire country....But Michigan residents place it at #5 on the list.

#4  Glen Lake    so beautiful , and another Michigan lake that is next to Sleeping Bear Dunes.  The town is also a blast with lots of great restaurants and bars, for lots of fun!

#3  Crystal Lake (in Benzie County)  This is another lake that you mention the county because there is more than one Silver Lake.  This one however is the best, and its not called crystal for nothing, the water is crystal clear.

#2  Torch Lake  An amazing lake, love going there.  It is knows as a water sport lovers paradise.  Torch Lake is one that should be on your bucket list if you have not been there yet.  Beautiful and fun!

#1  .....Higgins Lake  (yay my lake).  Apparently I am not the only one who feels that way, Higgins lake won by a landslide.  I grew up spending summers at Higgins Lake,   One of the many reasons people love this lake is that it is known for being one of the clearest lakes in the world, you can see straight down to the bottom in water as deep as 20 feet....on a side note.  Higgins Lake has one of the most beautiful sunrise/ sunset  you have ever seen.

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