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Carus Lake


Carus Lake, Michigan

Carus Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and land in Michigan.

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      About Carus Lake
      Located in Oakland County, Michigan

      Carus Lake is located in Commerce Charter Township (Oakland County), Michigan. Detroit is only 33 miles south, Lansing is 69.5 miles northwest, and Ann Arbor is 40 miles southwest.

      The closest place for emergency care is the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, five miles southeast. The Oakland County International Airport is eight and a half miles north in Waterford Township, Michigan.

      A plethora of restaurants surround the lake, such as El Nibble Nook, Commerce Public House, Benstein Grille, and Library Sports Pub & Grill.

      A Hidden Nook Just For You

      Carus Lake is located within a county park that offers residents plenty to do outdoors. At this small park, residents can enjoy spending time on the water in their kayak/canoe or taking a walk on one of the hiking trails. This hidden nook also offers some excellent fishing! Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, bluegill, and pumpkinseed.

      What's Nearby?

      The Proud Lake Recreation Area is a nearby state-managed park that allows visitors to explore a slice of nature in the Detroit metro area. Here, you can hike, camp, boat, or kayak in Proud Lake — a tributary of the Huron River — or fish! Anglers especially love this park because of the prized trout fishing found here.

      If you're looking for somewhere to take the kids or are fascinated by old coin-fed machines, then you'll love this unique museum! You'll find many relics from the past here like arcade games, old animatronics, and other roadside oddities.

      Visit Detroit

      Located less than an hour away from Carus Lake, the list of things to do in Detroit is seemingly endless.

      Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname "Motor City."

      The Henry Ford Museum provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. This awe-inspiring experience is also home to Rosa Parks Bus, and JFK’s limo.

      No matter who you’re traveling with, everyone enjoys the Detroit International RiverWalk. With views of our neighbor Canada, the Ambassador Bridge, and the GM Renaissance Center, you’re in for a great afternoon.

      Fun and Exciting

      Those looking for a serene spot in the Detroit metro area with plenty to do will love Carus Lake!