At 18 miles long, Torch Lake is the longest inland lake in Michigan. Known as the Lake of the Torches, Torch Lake is a beautiful turquoise glacial lake in Antrim County. Torch Lake is a great vacation destination for nature lovers and anyone who enjoys watersports such as boating, jet skiing, and kayaking.
Torch Lake has a wide range of outdoor activities for your next vacation. You can go hiking through the Grass River Nature Area, which is 1,100 acres. Rent a bike from Revolution Bike Shop and explore Torch Lake’s trails through forests and hills. You can also go horseback riding through the pastures at Sandy’s Stables. You can also go sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing on Torch Lake. There are several boat rental companies, such as Riverside Marina and H2O to Go. The Torch Lake area is also known for its’ wide selection of golf courses, such as Schuss Mountain, The Wolverine Course, and Antrim Dells Golf Course. For dinner, try the crawfish at Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen or eat Mexican food on the patio at Dockside Torch Lake.
A good day trip that you can go on is to Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is a two and a half hour drive. In Grand Rapids you can visit the John Ball Zoo, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, and explore the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. You can also spend a few hours at one of the beaches, such as Oval Beach, along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Another day trip that you can take is to Ann Arbor, which is a little further from Torch Lake at about a three hour and 40 minute drive. Check out a University of Michigan football game, go on a bike tour of downtown Ann Arbor, and walk through the gardens at the Nichols Arboretum. You can also visit Detroit, although it is just under a four-hour drive from Torch Lake. In Detroit you can check out the Motown Museum to learn about how artists such as Stevie Wonder created musical hits. You can also explore Belle Isle Park and the Cranbrook Art Museum.
Torch Lake is filled with cabins, lakefront properties, and cottages. Some rentals also have their own docks and swimming platforms right on the lake. Many rental homes that are not directly on the lake are within walking distance of it. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Torch Lake vacation rental today!
While in Torch Lake, you can ride the Antrim County buses. The general fare is $3. It costs $1.50 for seniors over 60 years old and handicapped individuals. If you would rather rent a car instead of relying on the bus, there are several options of companies, including Leslie Leasing and Hertz Rent a Car.
Find the best Torch Lake vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 429 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Torch Lake range from $69 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 342 homes in Torch Lake offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 81 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 382 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Torch Lake offers 98 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 9 vacation rental sites in Torch Lake where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 368 HomeAway rentals, 28 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 18 Expedia vacation rentals.