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This is true, but, there is a dam between Elk Lake and the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan at the village of Elk Rapids. You will need to trailer from one side to the other. The marina on the Lake Michigan side has a very good ramp, I do not know anything about the ramp(s) on the Elk Lake side. All of those lakes are unique and have their own charm, well worth a trip.Yes, there is a chain of lakes that all connect through rivers. Clam river is about 500ft long going to Torch lake. Torch river connects Torch lake to Skegemon lake to Elk Lake to Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan. There is a strict "no wake" on all of the rivers that connect the lakes. Do a map search and check out all of the lakes you can access.
Yes you can. Here are some good resources. We stayed up there at the end of August. Rented a house in Bellaire on the Intermediate River. It was awesome! You gotta check out the Grass River too.Can you access Torch from Clam on the boat?
Sweet! When you do go up, you have to make sure you stay in the channel when you are exiting the Torch River into Lake Skegamog. LOTS of tree stumps to jack your boat up with.It's official, we're headed back to the Clam Lake house next summer. Wife just told me to pencil in August 1-8. We'll definitely be heading up the Grass River during our time up there along with going to the northern end of Torch and maybe going to Elk Rapids as well.
Did you take your boat out everyday or dock it?Yes you can. Here are some good resources. We stayed up there at the end of August. Rented a house in Bellaire on the Intermediate River. It was awesome! You gotta check out the Grass River too.
Chain of Lakes
Chain O' Lakes Lake Map Antrim County Michigan Fishing Michigan Interactive™
This is on the Grass River. The picture does zero justice.
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