Antrim County is a land of natural beauty. In winter, it is blanketed with an abundance of snow, creating the ideal cross country skiing and snowmobiling conditions. In spring, the sweet smell of maple syrup can be detected near local farms. By June, Wetzel Lake becomes active with swimmers, and numerous golf courses are in full swing. The incredible views are a must see during the fall, when colors turn and harvest season begins.
Osceola County contains the highest point in the Lower Peninsula and is renowned for trout fishing. The county has an extensive park and trail system that links over 3,500 acres of lakes and ponds as well as rivers and streams to hundreds of acres of state forest. This hidden gem also boasts the Pere Marquette State Trail and the White Pine Trail. And it is within approximately an hour of several of Michigan's larger communities, such as Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and Mt. Pleasant.
Berrien County is blessed with some of the most beautiful and scenic overlooks. It is located in southwest Michigan right on the east side of Lake Michigan. While known today as the twin to its more resort-town sister, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor has strong roots to an agricultural past and offers a quieter destination. Benton Harbor overlooks the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan and offers immense opportunities for recreation, entertainment, business enterprises and affordable housing.. Plus it’s also the wine connoisseur’s dream.
Located at the bottom of Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, this area has been inhabited for over 5,000 years. Rifle, Au Gres, and Pine Rivers made for excellent fishing and canoeing routes. Arenac County is perfect for outdoor-lovers, with plenty of canoeing, hunting, and fishing. Camping and swimming are also available at many inland sites and parks.
Tuscola County is one of five counties in the Thumb region of Michigan. Like the rest of the thumb, Tuscola County enjoys a diverse array of seasonal activities including tourism from larger cities like Flint, Detroit and Saginaw. The area boasts of boating, campgrounds, theaters, marinas, museums, parks, golf courses, and much more! The county was created by Michigan Law on April 1, 1840, from land in Sanilac County and attached to Saginaw County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,729.
Gladwin County is rich in forestry and nearby to beautiful waterways including miles of rivers and streams along with over 50 lakes. Its topography is gently rolling and picturesque. Gladwin is one of the newer counties of Northern Michigan with the first settlers, most of them lumbermen, located in about 1863 at the southwestern part of the county at what is now Beaverton. There are numerous local parks with many hiking, fishing, and camping destinations. It’s is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Plus, enjoy Beaverton, a walkable city with a strong sense of community that is seldom found in this busy world.
Nestled in the southwest portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula, Allegan is a beautiful outdoor paradise! Its lakes, forests, hills, and valleys are suitable for any beach-goer, fisherman, hiker, skier, swimmer, runner, cyclist, parks-and-recreation enthusiast, and nature lover. It is an area of incredible scenic beauty and historical significance, with many parts of the county existing much as they did 100 years ago.
Whether it be shopping or dining downtown, basking in nature, hiking through parks and trails, or relaxing in the sun and sand, Kent County has something for everyone! Kent County is home to over 30 county parks ready to be explored. This property is less than 20 minutes from the most expansive of the county parks, Millennium Park Beach. Head there to enjoy a 6-acre beach with access to swimming or boat rentals on a clear 100-acre lake. Lake Michigan is only 40 minutes away! There is always something to do in town. The food/drink scene is fantastic, and new businesses grow every year. This area is becoming a cuisine hub and already is a beer hub (Beer City, USA!) and an art capital in the fall.
Lakes. That’s why it’s called Lake County, blessed with over 100 Lakes. That’s why it’s called Lake County, blessed with over 100 lakes of all shapes and sizes. Big Star Lake and Wolf Lake are the largest, offering fishing for pike, bass, and pan-fish. There are also several blue ribbon class trout rivers. The Pere Marquette, the Pine, and the Little Manistee are two of the 16 National Wild and Scenic Rivers in Michigan. The Manistee National Forest and the Pere Marquette State Forest cover over 48% of Lake County and offer limitless hiking, hunting, birding, cross country skiing, and wildlife viewing opportunities.