Elk Lake


$23.4MTotal Value
Elk Lake, Michigan

Elk Lake real estate is a tight inventory market for lake homes and land in Michigan.

Typically there are between 30 and 40 land lots and homes for sale on Elk Lake.

Elk Lake homes for sale can range anywhere from $150,000 to $3 million, creating a total market value of more than $21 million.

  • 26Mi. of Shoreline
  • 55Avg. Depth
  • 192Deepest Depth
(231) 264-8548
8988 Cairn Hwy
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
(231) 322-2891
6815 Crystal Beach Rd NW
Rapid City, MI 49679
(231) 267-5091
9500 Park Rd
Williamsburrg , MI 49690
  • Counties: Antrim County, Grand Traverse County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Harvest Dinner, Silent Auction, Farmers Market
  • Sailing clubs: Bowers River Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: One of Michigan's largest lakes.
  • History: The town and lake has been named Elk since the discovery of elk horns in the river in 1858.
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(231) 258-7500
Kalkaska, MI 49649
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
165 miles away
Yuba Airport
10800 Bates Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690
14 miles away
About Elk Lake
Located in Antrim County, Michigan

Elk Lake is an 8,700 lake located in Williamsburg, Michigan. It is nestled next to the Grand Traverse Bay, a Northern Michigan staple. Downtown Traverse City is only 20 miles southwest, Grand Rapids is 153 miles south, and Detroit is 248 miles southeast.

The closest location for emergency care is the Munson Medical Center, 27 miles southeast. The Cherry Capital Airport is 23 miles southeast.

An Exquisite Lake Experience

Elk Lake offers its residents a five-star lake experience! Spend the day cruising this large lake, and if you're so inclined, break out the inner tube, waterskis, or wakeboard.

Before heading onto the water, remember to grab your rod and reel! Anglers can expect to catch an array of fish, like largemouth, smallmouth, and rock bass, freshwater drum, coho salmon, brook and lake trout, walleye, yellow perch, and more!

The northern and southern ends of the lake provide gateways to even more fun on the water! The Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor on the northern end of the lake gives its visitors an entrance to the Grand Traverse Bay. Residents can access Torch Lake and its famous sandbar via a small channel on the southern end of Elk Lake.

Around the Town

Now, suppose you get hungry while staying in the Antrim area. In that case, these spots are a must: Johnny's Torch Riviera, Cellar 152, Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen, Chang Express Restaurant, Bluewater Bistro & Pizzeria - Torch Lake Pizza.

There are plenty of hiking trails nearby at parks like Petobego Creek Natural Area, Maple Bay Natural Area, and Yuba Creek Natural Area. If you're looking to spend some time on the sand, then you're in luck, as there are plenty of beaches close to the lake.

Explore Traverse City

If you are looking for a city that offers vibrant colors, lakeside vistas, historical background, and tours with vineyards, Traverse City, Michigan, is only 30 minutes away! Here you will be able to soak everything the city has to offer with its scenic views and downtown shopping/dining options.

Wander around Clinch Park, Traverse City’s most popular beach. With over 1,500 feet of sand along the West Grand Traverse Bay, it is perfect for soaking in the sun and scenic views of the water. Clinch Park has picnic tables, bike racks, trail access, a snack bar, and restrooms.

When visiting the “Cherry Capital of The World,” make sure to attend the National Cherry Festival and enjoy more than 150 events and activities. Many of the events are free. Participate in pit-spitting, pie-eating contests, or turtle races, just to name a few.

After exploring the exciting things Traverse City offers, stop by one of the world-famous restaurants, including Bubba’s, The Cottage, and Firefly Restaurant!

Stay Awhile

If you're looking for a large lake with a small-town feel that isn't too far from a major city, then you've found the perfect match in Elk Lake!