Lake Bellaire


$1.8MTotal Value
Lake Bellaire, Michigan

The Lake Bellaire real estate market is a tight inventory marketplace for lake property in Michigan.

The average list price for Lake Bellaire homes for sale is $206,000. Normally there are about 10 lake homes for sale at Lake Bellaire, and 20 listings for lots and land.

Lake Bellaire is a mid-sized Michigan lake, and has 12 miles of shoreline. Chippewa County International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 132 miles away.

  • 12Mi. of Shoreline
  • 43Avg. Depth
  • 95Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Bellaire Dam
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
Chain O' Lakes Campground
(231) 533-8432
7231 South M 88 Highway
Bellaire, MI 49615
  • Counties: Antrim County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Farmers Market, Parades, Arts and Crafts shows
  • Sailing clubs: Torch Lake Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: In 1921 a cyclone caused wires to short circuit, setting fire to a barn. That fire rapidly spread to 12 other buildings causing more than $300,000 in damage.
  • Known for: Great fishing
  • History: The county of Meguzee was extremely unorganized so it was laid off in 1840 and by 1843 the county was renamed to Antrim County.
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(231) 258-7500
419 S Coral St
Kalkasaka, MI 49646
Cherry Capital Airport
727 Fly Don't Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686
33 miles away
Antrim County Airport
3366 S Derenzy Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615
2 miles away
About Lake Bellaire
Near Bellaire and Traverse City

Formerly known as Grass Lake, Lake Bellaire is located on the southwest side of the popular village of Bellaire in Antrim County, about 40 minutes northeast of Traverse City. Lake Bellaire is also next to Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain Resort, a golf mecca in the summer and winter wonderland featuring downhill skiing and other cold weather activities.

Chain of all-sport Lakes

The all-sport Lake Bellaire is fed by both Grass Creek and the Intermediate River, which drains the upper Chain of Lakes. Water flows out through the Grass River and the Lower Chain of Lakes into Clam Lake, Torch Lake, Lake Skegemog, Elk Lake and eventually into East Grand Traverse Bay. The entire chain is navigable by power boat from Lake Bellaire to the dam at the village of Elk Rapids, which prevents entrance into East Bay.

Beautiful wetlands

Lake Bellaire is a deep Lake surrounded by ecologically important wetlands of conifer or mixed hardwood/conifer swamps on the North end and marsh area on the south end. There are virtually no natural rocky shorelines on Lake Bellaire. Most of the nearshore bottomlands consist of sand or gravelly-sand. Some areas, primarily in the north arm, consists of muck or marl-sand bottom.

Sought after fishing

The deep water of Lake Bellaire remains cold and oxygen-rich during summer months, supporting a healthy cold water fishery. Warm water fish inhabit the abundant shallow shoals of the Lake, making it diverse and popular fishing for trout, perch, smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, and whitefish. Herring, northern pike, rock bass, bluegill, longnose gar, white sucker, brook silverside, black crappie, splake, pumpkinseed, cisco, smelt, lake, brook, brown and rainbow trout have all been found in the Lake.

The Perfect Place to Experience Lake Life

Experience lake living on this fisherman's paradise with scenic wetland views.