Higgins Lake, MI, USA

Higgins Lake, MI, USA

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.