Lake City, MI Area

  • "Four Season Fun"
  • Mushroom Hunting
  • Sportsman's Paradise
  • Beautiful Lake Missaukee
  • "Greatest Fourth in the North" celebration
  • Christmas Tree Capitol of the Nation
  • "Festival of the Pines" celebration
  • Snowmobiling



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In Missaukee County we are surrounded by lakes, streams, woods, parks, campgrounds and an abundance of wildlife. There are 4,800 acres of inland lakes and many miles of excellent fishing streams. The majority of us have a lake or stream suitable for fishing, swimming or boating within ten miles of out homes. Our streams have brook, brown and rainbow trout. The lakes have bass, walleye, northern pike, crappie, pan fish and perch. For those who enjoy hunting, Missaukee County has over 100,000 acres of wild public land in which grouse, woodcock, turkeys, ducks and white tail deer reside.

For cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, off-road vehicles and hikers, there are over a hundred miles of marked and groomed wilderness trails in our forest lands. Within an hour's drive are six major ski resorts – Caberfae, Crystal Mountain, Shanty Creek, Sugarloaf, Schuss Mountain and Grayling. Here at home is Missaukee Mountain, just 3.5 miles north of Lake City on M-66. Missaukee Mountain is open on the weekends and has a bunny hill, cross-country trails, tow ropes and short but snappy runs.

Our four 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole course offer a wide range of difficulty and are within a 30-minute drive of most places in the county. Here at home is the beautiful Missaukee Golf Course and Country Green Golf Center just five miles south of Lake City. Public tennis courts are available in both Lake City and McBain.

Missaukee County has a small town pace and atmosphere, but just an hour away is famed Interlochen National Music Camp which brings us some of the world's great musical artists in weekly summer concerts. For those with a cultural interest other than music, there are three playhouses within an hour's drive, with humor and drama provided by resident groups and frequently by Hollywood and Broadway actors.

In the spring, you'll find many people with there heads down in the woods, looking for morel mushrooms. They will also find beefsteak and other kinds of spring fungus.


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