Crooked Lake - Manistique real estate is regarded as a beautiful, but lesser known, market in Michigan for lake homes and lake lots.
Crooked Lake is located near Steuben, Michigan, 34 minutes from downtown Manistique. Marquette is just over an hour northwest.
The closest major airport is Sawyer International Airport and is, typically, just over an hour away. Urgent care can be provided at Munising Memorial Hospital, 30 minutes away.
Snacks and groceries can be found at Wright Grocery, 16 minutes away. Many highly rated restaurants can be found in either Munising or Manistique, both 30 minutes away.
With 190 acres, Crooked Lake is a fantastic place to experience the best a lake can offer. Centrally located in the Hiawatha National Forest, surrounded by woodlands, the area is perfect for undisturbed tranquility.
Residents enjoy all the fun activities of lake life, such as boating, skiing, kayaking, and fishing. There is no public boat ramp, but there is an area for carry-in boats on the northwestern side.
Anglers looking to cast a line have a chance to reel in bluegill, crappie, northern pike, and largemouth bass.
For days off the water, head to Pine Marten Run East Trailhead for 26 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. During the snowy months, try out snowshoeing or cross country skiing.
For thrill-seekers, check out Thunderbowl. With dirt paths and steep hills, this is an ideal place for offroading fun. In the winter months, pull out the sleds and get to sliding.
For day trip fun, take a 30-minute drive up to Munising and check out Lake Superior. While there, go on a Glass Bottom Shipwreck tour and see all of the ship ruins in the crystal clear water. Schedule a tour to see the Lake Superior ice caves in the winter. Don’t forget to visit Grand Island Harbor Scenic Turnout and witness the spectacular view. After a long day of adventures, have a bite to eat at Muldoon’s or Pictured Rocks Pizza.
Drive 30 minutes down to Manistique and experience Lake Michigan. While there, meander along the boardwalk for some fresh air and head towards the Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse. While in the city, take a trip to Kitch-iti-kipi and take a boat ride across the turquoise waters of the natural spring. When the day starts to wind down, grab a bite to eat at local favorites such as Clyde's Drive In or Cedar Street Cafe.
Listed among the 10 best places to retire in the United States by CBS MoneyWatch, Marquette is a great place to visit for a weekend city adventure.
The Marquette Harbor Lighthouse is the oldest large structure in the city and is a historic navigation beacon on Lake Superior. It was critical to the development of the Great Lakes iron ore trade.
The DeVos Art Museum is part of the School of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University. The museum is free to the public and has a permanent collection of over 1,500 items.
Presque Isle Park is a 323-acre forested peninsula that extends into the waters of Lake Superior. It's a beautiful spot for hiking, nature watching, biking, sunset views, and relaxation.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a vacation home, or a full-time retirement residence, Crooked Lake is a perfect choice for a peaceful and quiet lifestyle.