Houghton Lake has long been a family vacation destination, ensuring experiences that will last a lifetime on one of Michigan’s other great lakes. Located in the heart of Michigan, just a short drive away, you’ll find activities for the whole family whether you prefer to play in the woods or water.
If a day on the water or at the beach is what you are after you, will not have to look very far. Houghton lake, Michigan’s largest inland lake, offers 20,044 acres for water recreation like boating, water skiing, swimming, or fishing. Houghton Lake has a maximum depth of 21 feet and an average depth of less than nine feet. The lake offers great fishing possibilities. Here you will find good fishing possibilities for walleye, pike, bass and bluegill.
The shoreline of Houghton Lake is over 35 miles long and features 7 access sites, 2 public beaches & multiple lakeside parks such as Denton Township’s Trestle Park. Located on the waterfront near the corner of M-55 and M-18, Trestle Park hosts many community activities & events through out the fall & summer. It also is a beautiful park to enjoy a picnic under the pavilion or bring the kids to play on the interactive park equipment.
In addition you can venture out on hundreds of miles of the best ORV trails in the State of Michigan right from Houghton lake. Town is ORV friendly allowing you to take a break from the trails to reach restaurants & gas stations. The Denton Creek trail system takes you east to the unofficial off-road vehicle capital of Michigan, St. Helen, and as far south west as Harrison. The county is full of two-track, twisty single-track, and soggy ORV routes & trails welcoming dirt bikes, quads, side by sides, Jeeps & trucks. Learn more about the Roscommon County ORV Ordinance & download the map here .
This charming up-north town offers plenty of attractions like events, dining & restaurants, shopping and more! One of the coolest places to visit is the Historic Pines Theater. Since 1941 when this theater was created nearly 2 million visitors have passed through its doors. The log cabin theater on M-55, showcases the up north experience. Step inside and you see nearly 100 trophy animals from all over the United States. In fact the owners claim to have more trophy animals on display than many local wildlife museums. Another feature of the Pines that sets it apart from other theaters is that they offer a cry room for people to be able to watch a film with their children with out disrupting others in the audience.
If you are looking for excitement take the family to one of the two amusement parks or many putt-putt golf courses. Funland Amusment park offers water slides, putt-putt golf, a token arcade, batting cages, go-carts, a harness trampoline, a ferris wheel and water boats. Lakeland recreation offers miniature golf, a haunted house, go-karts, batting cages, bumper cars, & a moonwalk. Learn more about the Houghton Lake area.
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