Once upon a time, Northern Michigan’s Torch Lake had a badass 4th of July boat party all weekend long at the Torch Lake Sandbar.
Torch Lake is about 40 minutes east of Traverse City, which is the nearest big city.
Torch Lake is one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in the world.
The water is so clear its like looking through plate glass.
Torch Lake is legendary for its Sandbar, which is shallow enough for people to walk around at.
Torch Lake is Michigan’s deepest (max depth 285 feet deep!!!) and longest inland lake.
It is also Michigan’s 2nd largest inland lake. Houghton Lake is the largest and Lake Charlevoix is the 3rd largest.
The lake is 19 miles long, 330-feet deep in the center and 2.35 miles wide.
Indians used to fish for whitefish by birch-bark torch, hence the name “Torch Lake”.
Torch Lake spots:
Sandbar (extreme SW part of the lake, Rapid City, MI)
The Dockside Bar and Grill on Torch Lake (6340 Old Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI)
A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort (627 Aga Ming Dr, Kewadin, MI)
Torch Lake’s only public access beach (US-31 and M-88, Eastport, MI)
Rent a boat from Torch Lake Marine (12906 Cherry Ave, Rapid City, MI)