Sparkling turquoise-blue waters span nineteen miles and fill a basin with depths reaching three hundred feet.
Located in the Northwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula, Torch Lake is remarkable not only for its Caribbean-like colors but for the greater watershed it connects to that begins with Six Mile Lake and leads to Lake Michigan—fondly referred to as Michigan's Chain of Lakes. Nearly twenty miles from Traverse City and located in Antrim County, Torch Lake is home to waterfront communities including Alden and Eastport.
Torch Lake is known for its wildlife habitat and Northern Michigan fishing. Muskellunge, lake trout, bass, atlantic salmon, whitefish, pike and steelhead thrive here. If you're looking for a home where adventure start in the backyard consider that in 2009, a giant fifty-pound Great Lakes Muskellunge was recorded in Torch Lake. A home on Torch is sure to net a few good fish tales!
Life on Torch is vibrant. Just beyond the lakeshore, there are vineyards, orchards and farm stands to enjoy, featuring outstanding fresh fruit, u-pick crops and white wine. While the cottage communities along the shores are quiet during winter, summer triples the seasonal population and brings to life restaurants, farm markets, boutiques and mom & pop shops. Summertime events on Torch Lake include art shows, bike races, parades and 4th of July Festivals. Many homes on Torch Lake have been with families for generations. It's the kind of place that stays with the heart.