We fell in love with the North Bayou of Hamlin Lake the first time that we stumbled upon the North Bayou Resort (1989), and have been vacationing in this area every summer since. We stayed in all of the cottages and never had a bad experience. The cabins are clean, well-kept and modestly priced, and the hosts are friendly and helpful. The lake is one of the most beautiful in Michigan, and is right out the front door. Fishing boats, licenses, and bait are available at the resort, and the State Park and Lake Michigan beaches are just across the lake.