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Torch Lake

Michigan

Torch Lake, Michigan

The Torch Lake real estate market is a top ten marketplace for lake property in Michigan.

The average list price for Torch Lake homes for sale is $923,000. Normally there are about 30 lake homes for sale at Torch Lake, and 40 listings for lots and land.

Torch Lake is one of Michigan's largest lakes, and has 41 miles of shoreline. Cherry Capital Airport, the closest major airport, is only 28 miles away.

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  • 41Mi. of Shoreline
  • 111Avg. Depth
  • 285Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Not Dammed
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    18,770
  • Public Boat Ramps
    5
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Marinas
(231) 377-6611
6509 Crystal Springs Road
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 322-4495
12906 Cherry Avenue
Rapid City, MI 49676
Golf Courses
(231) 264-5081
627 Ag A Ming Drive
Kewadin, MI 49648
Private
(231) 533-3000
5780 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-9000
5085 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, MI 49615
Private
Campgrounds
(231) 599-2712
12298 Barnes Park Road
Eastport, MI 49627
(231) 322-2891
6815 Crystal Beach Road NW
Rapid City , MI 49676
  • Counties: Antrim County, Kalkaska County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Taste of Torch, Torch Lake 4th of July Sandbar Party
  • Sailing clubs: Torch Lake Yacht Club, Sail Michigan
  • Interesting facts: Torch Lake is named for the Native American ritual of using torches to attract fish.
  • Known for: Nature activities, unusually clear turquoise colored water
  • Landmarks: Torch Lake is the home to the oldest American summer camp, YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha, an area of approximately one square mile off the lakeshore in Central Lake Township. The camp was first opened in 1904.
  • Other notes: Torch Lake is easily accessible to anyone, with 48 public access points scattered along 41 miles of shoreline.
Hospitals
(231) 258-7500
419 S Coral Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Airports
Cherry Capital Airport
727 Fly Don't Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
28 miles away
Torchport Airport
1309 US-31 Eastport, Michigan 49627
1 miles away
About Torch Lake
Located in Antrim County, Michigan

Torch Lake, located in Antrim County, is in the upper portion of Michigan. The lake is just 25 miles, just over a 30-minute drive, from Traverse City. Grand Rapids, Michigan makes a fun day trip, sitting 148 miles from the lake.

Kalkaska Memorial Hospital is 20 miles from the lake, making 24-hour medical care accessible. Travel is made easy with the Cherry Capital Airport located just 30-minutes away.

Life on the Water

Torch Lake is arguably one of the most beautiful lakes in Michigan. Not only is it a gorgeous site in the United States, but National Geographic also ranked Torch Lake as the third most beautiful in the world. Citing the Caribbean blue waters, some people say the lake is perhaps the most stunning site in America.

The lake is perfect for fishing, kayaking, or laying on the beach. While the lake hosts these quieter activities, it is also home to many watersport enthusiasts. From water skiing to jet skis, there are sure to be plenty of exciting activities on the lake.

Fishermen can expect to catch trout, smallmouth bass, and Atlantic salmon, along with other popular catches. Local and state fishing and boating regulations apply.

What’s Nearby?

While Torch Lake can provide endless opportunities and activities for all-day fun, there are plenty of things to do off the lake in the surrounding area.

Looking for a fun date night? Torch Lake Cellars provides a fun night out. Check out their wine-making process, taste different drinks, and enjoy an incredible view.

Fruit lover? King Orchards has several U-Pick opportunities for fruits in season. The orchards also have lovely plants to admire throughout the day.

Antique picker? Check out Elk Rapids Antique Market. The market has some incredible finds and once-in-a-lifetime picks.

Plenty of a Beautiful Lake

One of the most incredible views in North America, Torch Lake is ready to be your next home! This lake is perfect for those that love all the water has to offer and enjoy an incredible view.