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Gravel Lake - Porter Twp


Gravel Lake - Porter Twp, Michigan

Located in Michigan, Gravel Lake - Porter Twp real estate is a limited supply market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

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    About Gravel Lake - Porter Twp
    Located in Van Buren County, Michigan

    Gravel Lake is a 296-acre lake located in Porter Township, Michigan. It is nestled in a southwestern portion of the state, 33 miles southwest of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area.

    The closest location for emergency care is Bronson LakeView Hospital, 15 miles north. The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport is 31.5 miles northeast.

    Big Lake, Small Community

    This large lake has a very tight-knit community that gathers together throughout the year for one reason: their love of this lake. It isn't hard to see why as the activities you can do here are limitless!

    Bring your pontoon and spend a day soaking up some sun or get a little waterskiing in. If you're more of a kayaking/canoeing fan, then don't fret, as that's popular here as well! Before you head out onto the water, make sure you grab a rod and reel! Anglers can expect to catch bluegill, northern pike, largemouth bass, and yellow perch.

    Explore Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo makes for a great day trip, with plenty of things to do indoors and out!

    The Kalamazoo Nature Center spans 1,100 acres with an 11-acre arboretum, 11 nature trails, and the Delano Pioneer Homestead. The Interpretive Center features its award-winning "Nature Up Close" hall, interactive exhibits, three-story tropical rainforest, a bug house, and seasonal butterfly and hummingbird garden.

    The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts features more than 5,000 works of fine art in its permanent collection for visitors to enjoy. It also has touring and collective exhibitions in 10 galleries, offers four art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School, and highlights local artists in the KIA Gallery Shop.

    The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum has been voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family," making it a must-see. It features more than 100 air and space artifacts, rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, a theater, historical exhibits, and educational activities.

    After a long day of exploration, be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants in the city. Highly-rated options include Crow's Nest, The Studio Grill, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza, and Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

    Explore Battle Creek

    The nearby city of Battle Creek provides a variety of fun activities, community events, and quality restaurants.

    Battle Creek offers a great community and fun local events. In June, get your appetite worked up because the city hosts the World’s Longest Breakfast Table!

    Also, mark your calendars for the 4th of July because you won’t want to miss Battle Creek’s celebration! The city hosts the annual Flight Air Show and Balloon Fest to celebrate the nation’s independence.

    For a fun daytime activity, visit Binder’s Park Zoo, known for its prairie dogs, free-roaming peacocks, and a tram to Africa! Another daytime activity is Leila Arboretum, which spans 85 acres and includes beautiful walkways, gardens, and 2,500 different plants. For more fun, catch a planetarium show at the Kingman Museum and learn about dinosaurs and planet Earth!

    If all this activity has made you hungry, dine at Clara’s on the River, an American restaurant offering beautiful views. Lucky Rooster Kitchen and Cocktails is another amazing option, known for its locally-sourced Italian meals and great drinks.

    A Great Place to Call Home

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a vacation home, or a full-time retirement residence, Gravel Lake is an excellent choice.