This Gorgeous Lake in Michigan Has Crystal Clear Waters

Enjoy Panoramic Views on Crystal Lake in Benzie County

Crystal Lake is 8 miles long, surrounded by rolling hills. 

The sunsets and sunrises are amazing!


Dip your toes into the Crystal Clear Water!
This lake is a swimmers favorite, shallow enough for kids to play in. There are serveral public beaches and public accesses around the lake! 

Cottage Rentals are Plentiful.
It's easy to find a nice place to stay on Crystal Lake, ranging from tiny little cottages to stunning compounds that can sleep the whole extended family. You can wake up to a view like this every day of your vacation! 

There's an amazing bike trail along the lake!
Ride along the lake on the Betsie Valley Bike Trail, you can park and get on from the Beach in Beulah, or a block away at the Trailhead. You can ride all the way to Frankfort
Enjoy a beautiful drive around the lake in the evening, you'll never be disappointed with what you see here. 

You can find a place for your furry friend to take a dip!
While the Public Beach in Beulah is not dog friendly, there are several public access points where you can bring your pooch! Don't forget a frisbee! 

Get a view from above!
In the future there will be a scenic drive along the bluffs surrounding the lake, giving you a bird's eye view of the picturesque scenery! For now, you can find a cottage on the bluff, or hike Railroad Point to get a postcard worthy shot! 

See why they call it Crystal Lake

The fishing is great, the boating rocks and you can canoe or kayak until your heart out! 

The sunsets are PHENOMENAL!
Crystal Lake is seperated by Lake Michigan by a very small isthmus, resulting in stellar sunsets! 

Explore the area!

The communities around Crystal Lake are laid back, offer great art, food and music. There's a heavy respect for the natural beauty that surrounds the area. 


This is the gateway of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and a wonderful spot for a vaction!