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Old 07-24-2005, 12:20 AM
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Torch Lake (3rd most beautiful lake in the world/National Geographic)

Wow, I just spent a week on Torch Lake near Bellaire, MI. I have never seen such clear water on any fresh water lake. There is a great sand bar on the south side of the lake for boaters to congregate and have fun in the sun and show off their boats. I will be back! Anyone else been on this lake?
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:27 AM
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:43 AM
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Sounds nice! I've heard about this lake, how big is it?
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:42 AM
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Torch Lake is 18 miles long and 2 miles wide. That means when the wind kicks up, so do the waves. However, Clam Lake is connected to Torch Lake, which is only a 1/2 mile wide and around 5 miles long. Clam Lake was always calm and ready for water sports, even when Torch Lake was a little choppy. Then if you take the 45 minutes ride along the Grass River (a beautiful nature trip) you come to Lake Bellaire, which is about 2 miles round and surrounded by hills, so it's mostly out of the wind. You can't beat it!!!
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:09 AM
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Vern,

I have heard of this lake. I heard Torch = MONEY and MONEY = Torch Lake. You can get a nice three bedroon ranch on torch lake for about 1.2 million.

Very nice pics, water looks pristine.

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Old 07-24-2005, 12:53 PM
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No doubt, to live on Torch Lake you need money, but to enjoy it you only need a boat and to really enjoy it you need a Master Craft. I thought I would see more MC's on the lake, but there were only a few each day. I saw a lot of Sea Rays, Four Winns, and Rinkers.
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:17 AM
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We've been camping /boating near there - but never on it. I figured since it was so big, the little 205 would get drowned. Nice area though.

Were there any campgrounds you could stay at with a launch or docks? Either on Torch or Grass Lake?
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:50 AM
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We stayed at a condo at Shuss Mtn. Resort. I didn't see any campgrounds right on the lakes. We put in every day on Clam Lake at the end of Clam Lake Road. I'm sure there must be camping site somewhere near by. And there very well might be a camp ground right on Torch Lake. We never made it around the whole lake. We just hung out on the south side by the sand bar.

By the way, I saw three 209's on the Torch Lake, so you can handle it. And if Torch gets too rough, Clam Lake was always calm and ready for water sports.

Oh, and you can stop for a quick bite at the Dockside Rest. right at the channel between Torch and Clam and sit outside and watch all the boats manuver the narrow straight.
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If your looking to party on the water Torch Lake is one of the best spots in Northern Michigan. Lots of cool stuff to do in that part of the state.
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Greatest lake in the world to me. I have been going up there since i was 3. I am going up this weekend Friday through Wednesday. My grandmother has a house up there and its on the lake.
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