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Silver Lake - Traverse City


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Silver Lake - Traverse City, Michigan

Silver Lake - Traverse City is a limited inventory real estate market. 

The lake is located about two hours from Grand Rapids and Midland, making lake homes and land for sale on Silver Lake-Traverse City perfect for consumers who enjoy modern amenities. 

Silver Lake - Traverse City encompasses 600 acres in Grand Traverse County and is renowned for its largemouth bass and northern pike fishing. 

  • 9Mi. of Shoreline
  • 24Avg. Depth
  • 96Deepest Depth
(231) 943-0333
291 North U.S. 31 South 7922
Traverse City, MI 49685
Golf Courses
(231) 946-7927
5550 Bay Meadows Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-9180
1750 Townline Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 534-6000
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610
(231) 947-9140
1725 S Union St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 943-4410
4860 US 31
Traverse City, MI 49685
  • Counties: Grand Traverse County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, and Interlochen Academy of the Arts Summer Concert Series
  • Sailing clubs: Grand Traverse Yacht Club, Great Lakes Sailing Club
  • Interesting facts: Traverse City is the "Cherry Capital of the United States"
  • Known for: Clearwater, fishing, and the Cherry Festival
  • History: Grand Traverse County was established in 1840 and named on April 7th, 1851.
  • Landmarks: Islands and peninsulas
  • Other notes: No short term rentals in Garfield Township, weekly rentals allowed in Blair Township.
(231) 935-5000
1105 6th St,
Traverse City, MI 49684
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
Detroit, MI 48242
253 miles away
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, (GRR)
5500 44th St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
144 miles away
    About Silver Lake - Traverse City
    Short Drive From Grand Rapids and Midland

    Silver Lake is located in northwestern Michigan near Traverse City. The lake is also conveniently situated within two hours of Grand Rapids and Midland.

    The Cherry Capital Airport is under 15 miles away, and the Munson Medical Center is under 10 miles away for easy travel and medical care.

    The Second-Largest Lake in the County

    Formed by glaciers, Silver Lake reaches a maximum depth of nearly 100 feet. The natural water body covers 600 acres and has 9.4 miles of shoreline.

    Silver Lake is known for being the second-largest lake in Grand Traverse County and for its near-perfect water quality.

    Beautiful Water, Great Fishing, and Sandy Beaches

    With its deep, cool waters surrounded by pine trees and dotted with several islands, Silver Lake is a place of breathtaking views.

    Fishing on Silver Lake is a local favorite. It is especially known for its great sport fishing, populated with hearty schools of largemouth bass and northern pike.

    Each year for the Fourth of July, the Silver Lake Improvement Association hosts a lake-wide boat regatta, during which decorated boats compete for a variety of prizes.

    The Association also launches a giant beach ball onto the lake the last week of June. The ball is anchored across various points on Silver Lake through July 4th.

    Around the Water

    Off the water, lake-loving locals and visitors alike enjoy soaking up the sun along Silver Lake's warm, sandy beaches.

    The lake is also home to the Silver Lake Recreation area. This 84-acre park welcomes patrons to its tennis courts, ball fields, nature trails, and open picnic spaces.

    Explore Traverse City

    Nearby Traverse City has plenty of activities and sights to keep the whole family entertained.

    Wine enthusiasts will love being in Traverse Wine Coast, featuring about 40 different wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms. If breweries are more your style, CNN Money listed the city among America’s Best Beer Towns.

    Depending on the season, there are exciting outdoor activities to partake in. When it's warm, visitors and residents enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, swimming, and sailing. In the colder months, try fat biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing or snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, and ice fishing!

    Besides the beautiful water and plentiful activities, community members and tourists from across the county flock to the region for its annual National Cherry Festival. This festival typically draws around 500,000 people from all around the country to attend airshows, a classic car cruise, tournaments, and a live concert.

    Lake Life at its Best

    If you are looking for the perfect weekend getaway, a retirement home, or waterfront property, Silver Lake is one of the best lakes Michigan has to offer.