Destination guide

Higgins Lake is a hidden gem for summer family vacations

Take in the beauty and fun of a Michigan summer at Higgins Lake, a large, crystal blue lake just outside of the Huron National Forest. The area boasts a vibrant beach community and many family-friendly water activities. Relaxing boat rides and stunning waterfront views make this summer destination ideal for large groups and families. If you can picture yourself lounging on the porch of quaint cottage or grilling out on the beach, take a chance to browse the many Higgins Lake vacation rentals available.

Things to do

Visit the state parks on Lake Higgins

Higgins Lake and the surrounding area are home to 2 of Michigan’s state parks, South Higgins Lake State Park and North Higgins Lake State Park. The North Park has 3 hiking trails that range in terrain and distance, accommodating different ages and activity levels. Also in the North Park is the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, where the whole family can learn about environmental work groups during the New Deal era. The South Park also has 3 nature trails and is dense with Maple, Oak, and Pine trees. If you’re done exploring the nature on shore, rent a small motorboat and take it to the South Higgins Lake Park boat launch.


Take a dip in Higgins Lake

While lodging in a charming Higgins Lake vacation rental, be sure to take advantage of everything the lake offers. Spend a day on the shore spread out on a towel with a good book, while the kids build sandcastles and splash around in the shallower waters. Ready to work for your dinner? Nothing tastes better than fresh fish caught in the early morning. Talk to a local for the best Higgins Lake fishing spots. If fishing’s not your thing, rent a pontoon, let the kids jump off to swim in the middle of lake, and enjoy a little happy hour cruise.


Soak up summer at Higgins Lake

If you stay in Higgins Lake vacation rentals during the summer months, you can take advantage of the area’s various outdoor summer activities. With average temperature highs in the upper 70s during the summer, Higgins Lake is a great spot for catching some much-needed rays or escaping the more intense heat down south. The area’s mild temperatures not only allow for sunny days of swimming but also for toasty bonfires at night. For those a bit more daring, the winter months are a great time to try your hand at some Higgins Lake ice fishing.

Natural features

Splashing in the crystal-clear water of Lake Higgins

Many Higgins Lake rentals are nestled in the area’s quiet forests, while others are perched right on the beach. The crystal-clear freshwater body formed as the result of a glacier retreat, and due to its proximity and connection to the Great Lakes and prominent rivers, the water is full of perch and other species popular in sport fishing. Beyond the shores you can expect to hear the melodic songs of a wide variety of birds, including the beautiful Kirtland Warbler.

Where to stay around Higgins Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 197 vacation rentals near Higgins Lake. From 104 Cabins to 81 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Higgins Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Higgins Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Higgins Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • JR Resort: 228 vacation rentals
  • Hartwick Pines State Park: 238 vacation rentals
  • AuSable Artisan Village: 203 vacation rentals
  • Pineview Highlands Golf Course: 213 vacation rentals
  • Grayling Fish Hatchery: 201 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Higgins Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Higgins Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 104 Cabins in Higgins Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Higgins Lake include:

  • Houses: 81 rentals available
  • Cottages: 104 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 104 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Higgins Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Higgins Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.