If you don’t already know, Antrim County is spectacular.
The air is pure. The water is blue. And the outdoors is indeed great. So when you’re here, be bold and try something new, like Nordic skiing. Play disc golf. Ride a fat tire bike. Go kayaking on the upper chain.
Then you’ll know just how beautiful this place we call home truly is.
Antrim County’s Chain of Lakes watershed is 75 miles of northern Michigan’s most beautiful waterways, which includes 14 lakes and interconnecting rivers. The Chain begins in Beals Lake and flows 55 miles, ultimately into East Grand Traverse Bay. With more than 200 miles of shoreline, the Chain provides an amazing opportunity to explore Antrim County by boat, canoe, or kayak.
Located midway along the Chain of Lakes is the Grass River Natural Area, connecting Torch and Clam lakes with Lake Bellaire. Founded in the 1960s, the Grass River Natural Area is a haven for wildlife, including many rare and endangered plants and animals. Grass River Natural Area produces diverse habitats including marshy bogs and floating sedges.
Get out and play. How to make the most of your stay.
Here are a few ways to get out and splash…