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Address: Traverse City, Traverse City, MI
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Great getaway

Although our visit was in the fall, it was still very peaceful looking out over the lake. It was peaceful and calming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although our visit was in the fall, it was still very peaceful looking out over the lake. It was peaceful and calming.

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Thank Maureen T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The house was beautiful with all the amenities. Sleeps 20, 3 baths, hot tub, fire pit, pontoon available for an extra charge.

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Thank oppykc
Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

a beautiful clear lake with sandy beaches -- the state park / small island and sand bar is a great place to hang out for the day

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Thank 1111first
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This lake is an all sports lake with great fishing. You can ski all day and fish the evening away. Plenty of cottages to rent, boat access and nice clear water to spend your time in, on and about.

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1 Thank 12linda10
Traverse City, Michigan
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a fun lake. Even though there are lots of residents that live on the Lake, it is one of the happening lakes in TC. There are three islands and one of them has a nice sandbar that everyone hangs out on. The fishing in the winter is good and they also do a snowmobile ice drag race in... More 

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Thank Cathy M
Fife Lake, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

All year long there are events out on the lake. In the summer you can fish, boat, swim, kayak, canoe, and so much more. In the winter you can ice fish and snowmobile as well as watch snowmobile races. There is always something fun to do and its not far from good food.

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Thank Nicole L
Erie, Michigan
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

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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4 Thank Normajean1937
Toluca, Mexico
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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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Thank Gabriel_Gecko
Northville, Michigan
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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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3 Thank mdander33
Livonia, MI
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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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