Best Inland Lakes in Michigan

Summer in Michigan has finally come! Ignoring all the rain in the past week, there’s been plenty of clear skies and sunshine. Of course, there are many places in Michigan suitable for fun activities, but almost nothing beats the tranquil and relaxing feel of lakes. Get in tune with nature: here are some of the best inland lakes in some parts of Michigan!


Whitmore Lake


Whitmore Lake occupies an area of 667 acres at the junction of Washtenaw and Livingston counties, about 20 minutes from Ann Arbor. Locals say that Whitmore Lake is definitely the best in Washtenaw County due to its beautiful natural scenery combined with its proximity to the beautiful town center. Every summer, many people find fun in fishing, jet skiing, and all kinds of activities on the lake!


The northwestern shore of the lake is a public area with a dock for viewing. You can also connect your own boats to the sea from this area! On Whitmore Lake, one can observe activities like fishing, boating, swimming, sailing, and more!


Additionally, there’s many great restaurants on the shore! Renowned for its delicious food and low prices, the Whitmore Lake Tavern is a must-see. Some of our favorite savory foods include the deep dish pizza, BBQ ribs, burgers, and salads!


To celebrate America, the lake also features an annual gorgeous firework show around July 4th. This year, the fireworks show is scheduled for the evening of Friday, July 2. For more specific information, you can visit their website at

Gull Lake

Gull Lake was voted by readers of as the best inland lake in southwestern Michigan. It is known for boating, sailing, water depth, and the beautiful houses on the lakeshore. The cold water oxygen supply creates a beautiful supply of inland salmon and salmon, attracting many fishers to the lake.



Voters say that their favorite parts about the lake include large size, clear water, and the beautiful ripple of the waves. Because of the excellent water quality, you can even go deep-sea diving in the lake. In recent years, more and more people have discovered the beauty of the water, making Gull Lake a great place for a summer vacation in Michigan.Image

Similar to Whitmore Lake, Gull Lake will also arrange fireworks during the holidays. This year, the show is tentatively scheduled for July 4. For more information, check out their Facebook.

Other noteworthy mentions…

Ann Arbor Area

  1. Portage Lake, Pinckney
  2. Silver Lake, Pinckney
  3. Zukey Lake, Pinckney
  4. Halfmoon Lake, Hell

Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan

  1. Pine Lake, Plainwell
  2. Asylum Lake, Kalamazoo
  3. Paw Paw Lake, Coloma
  4. Diamond Lake, Cassapolis

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