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Spider Lake

Traverse City, Traverse City, MI
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Ranked #28 of 35 Attractions in Traverse City
Type: Bodies of Water
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Erie, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Good lake for wave runners or other trailered smaller boats. All sports lake. There's a free boat launch available to the public. There's private cabins available for rent. Area approximately 30 mins outside of downtown traverse city. Great location. Quiet and wooded.

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Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The beach was OK, but the water was still ice cold. Good for visiting with the family and have a picnic party over there. It's good that there is a parking space.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A great day on the lake. This year the lake seems to be especially beautiful with everyone enjoying the lake.

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hesperia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Was dealing with Ray to rent songbird cottage on spider lake in June for a family outing. When we told him we were bringing our own boat and would not be renting his pontoon boat through his boat rental business, he said there would be a $250 fee to have a boat on a public lake. Payable to him of... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We enjoyed greatly staying at Spider Lake Cottage because it was roomy, close to Traverse City, and much better than a hotel.

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Northville, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed at the Retreat on Spider Lake, the place was amazing and we will certainly go back. I can only give Spider Lake 3 stars because we were there when it was cold and there wasn't much we could do to enjoy the outside. If it had been sunny or there had been ice on the lake, would have... More

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Livonia, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is the most beautiful lake close to Traverse City. About 10 minutes to the east side of town. Clean and sandy. Quiet hours in the morning and evening for kayakers and pontoon boats to cruise around in the quiet. Heavily wooded with a beautiful shoreline. Some parts are hilly so they have a steep walk to the lake though.

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florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

what a great lake for boating. a nice island to pull your boat or jet ski up to and head to the sand bar to swim off of. water was a great temp as well first part of july. not too cold. many arms of the lake to explore, (thus called spider lake) very quiet coves/ no wake etc. some... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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370 reviews 370 reviews
110 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a great little lake, hard to find, unless you check it out on GPS or from the air. We drove out last fall, and meandered around the entire lake (almost...the road ends near the south side), and loved the relative seclusion, quiet and peacefullness

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Darien, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Took our entire family for as week and the lake was a highlight of the trip. Rented a pontoon boat food a day at a great rate. A but of a trek from the city, but very manageable.

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