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    • Counties: Grand Traverse County
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    About High Lake
    Located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan

    High Lake sits in beautiful East Lake Township, only 15 minutes away from Traverse City.

    Several hospitals and medical facilities are in the area, including Munson Medical Center (a twenty-two-minute drive) and Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (a twenty-nine-minute drive). The Cherry Capital Airport is only 10 minutes north.

    Life on the Water

    High Lake is sixty acres in size and reaches a maximum depth of ninety feet. This lake is well-renowned among locals for its excellent fishing, guaranteeing an exciting experience that visitors will remember for years to come.

    There are various fish here, including brown trout, largemouth bass, and rainbow trout. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice netter, you’ll be shocked at the fishing experiences that High Lake has to offer.

    And if you or your family get tired of fishing, there are several other activities to pursue on the lake, including boating, swimming, and watersports.

    What's Nearby?

    After a long day at the lake, visitors will enjoy several restaurants in the nearby area, including Peegeos, Red Mesa Grill, and Smoke and Porter Public House.

    Nearby Clinch Park is a beautiful public space that will delight visitors and serve as a great way to spend a day. The World’s Largest Cherry Pie Pan is a classic roadside attraction that will serve as a great photo opportunity.

    Music House Museum offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see restored 18th-century musical instruments, all preserved and kept working in beautiful condition.

    Pirate’s Cove Adventure Park provides two 18-hole mini-golf courses as well as a zipline and water rides (open seasonally).

    Weekend In Traverse City

    If you are looking for a city that offers vibrant colors, lakeside vistas, historical background, and tours with vineyards, you'll love Traverse City! Here you will be able to soak up 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. During the festivities, make sure not to miss the three parades!

    Enjoy Your Surroundings

    High Lake is a beautiful, secluded getaway that you and your family will enjoy for years to come!