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Spider Lake

Address: Traverse City, Traverse City, MI
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Ranked #16 of 20 Attractions in Traverse City
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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hesperia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Northville, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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374 reviews 374 reviews
110 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Wellston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My daughtert was visiting from Louisana with another couple and wanted to find a place near Traverse City. She went on-line and found a cabin to rent for 1/2 price. They stayed two days and felt the place was perfect for what they wanted. They did kayak and use the beach to relax. It was in a quite location .... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

All of Traverse is beautiful, but as a Real Estate sales person, I love the East side because it is full of natural beauty. We have no big box stores ,but plenty of water and tree's ! Spider Lake is a all sports lake just minutes from downtown Traverse City and all Grand Traverse area activities, yet you feel like... More 

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