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Address: Traverse City, MI
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Beautiful inland lake.

Spring fed inland lake near Traverse City. Nice for fishing, boating and swimming. No good public beaches and limited boat launches.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DayBreeze
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Michigan
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Michigan
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313 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spring fed inland lake near Traverse City. Nice for fishing, boating and swimming. No good public beaches and limited boat launches.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I am a local Realtor residing in Long Lake Township who spends a great deal of time recreating on Long Lake with friends and family. I've sold many lakefront homes on this gorgeous inland lake located just 10-15 min. West of Traverse City. The roughly 3,000 acre all-sports lake is popular for swimming and boating with its 5 islands, nesting... More 

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1 Thank Mitchman1964
Ortonville, Michigan
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251 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a 12 month lake because there are things to do throughout the year. Today it was covered with ice fishermen. Not sure I'd want to go out on the ice yet but there was a group yesterday and an even larger group this morning.

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1 Thank Sue S
California
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful warm and shallow lake not far out of Traverse City. Great swimming for kids. Stop by Moomers for some ice cream after a day at the lake!

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Thank Jill E
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69 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The lake is pretty and refreshing with a great deal of possible watersports. Love enjoying lunch on the beach while enjoying the wildlife.

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TC
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233 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A decent enough area for the public beach. A bit difficult with kids because you need to cross a very busy street with all your beach stuff in tow. We brought our boat as there is a public launch site there, too. What a nightmare! You need to back your boat and vehicle across a very busy street, both lanes,... More 

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Houston, United States
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123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

When you visit Traverse City, one of the fun things to do is go to the beach at either West or East Grand Traverse Bay, but another fun way to enjoy the crystal clear waters Up North is to visit the sandy beach at the northwest end of Long Lake! The area is beautiful, fishing is great and it's a... More 

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Woodbridge VA
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191 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We've been vacationing on Long Lake for several years. It's perfectly situated near all the Traverse City area has to offer. Perfectly sized lake for boating, fishing, and other water sports. There are numerous public boat launches and sandy beaches. Private rental cottages abound. Fantastic area restaurants for all tastes. Microbreweries and wineries. Sleeping Bear dunes are a short drive... More 

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Ortonville, Michigan
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251 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This lake is noted for its winter activities but it is the summer when it is at its best. There is a great public beach with a sandy beach for swimming and a very nice public access for putting in a pontoon boat for a day out picnicking and floating about with friends.

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1 Thank Sue S
Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Pros: The lake is beautiful. The islands in the middle are a blast to walk around. During the week in the summer the lake is very tranquil and peaceful. It's a great place to go cruising, kayaking, or watersporting. The sheriff is there enough to prevent any shenanigans. Cons: There is a lot of fishing pressure, so finding fish can... More 

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