The Houghton Lake area has nearly everything that the outdoor enthusiast could want. Starting with a 20,000 acre all sports lake surounded by 30 miles of lakeshore. Close by are Higgins lake (with a max depth of 130 feet) to the north, Lake St James to the south, Lake St Helen to the east and Dead Stream Flooding to the west. In addition to the big lakes there are several floodings and smaller lakes with access for small boats. With many of the most popular fish species: Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch, Bluegill and Crappie, to name a few.
Campgrounds ranging from rustic to full ammenities. Canoeing and kayaking on the Cut river and the Muskeegon river with the Ausable river just 20 miles to the north, the starting point for the Annual Ausable Canoe race, which brings racers from across the country to compete.
And thousands of acres of public land for the best hunting in the country with camping allowed in most areas with permisiion from the DRNE (Department of Natural Resources and Environment). With plenty of trails for hiking and spotting wildlife.
Lots of ORV (Off Road Vehicle) trails for quad runners and snowmobiles.
Of course we have many motels and cabins, ranging from cozy to plush, for those who do not wish to "rough it" in a trailer or tent.
Restaurants in Houghton Lake are some of the best in the state. From home cooked meals to steaks to pizza (we have several top pizza restaurants). We even have an authentic mexican foods restaurant.
I will cover all of these in future posts.
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