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Torch Lake

Buckeye Fan

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Where is a good place to stay? Would prefer a house with a dock for 2-3 boats? Or a close by slip? Pet friendly.
 

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Following. Planning a trip next year ourselves.
 

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Look on VRBO and Homeaway and check the box for pet friendly places. I found alot of options one time when I looked. Nothing with docks but plenty of houses next to the water and public ramps. I wanted to do a 2 week trip there next summer but we decided to put our 5th wheel at Table Rock Lake all summer instead. Definitely looks awesome and Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan looked appealing also since its right next to Torch.
 

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I would stay on Clam lake or Torch River otherwise you will have to use a mooring buoy. We made the mistake of docking our pontoon while staying on Torch and payed for it, winds picked up overnight and fenders popped up on dock letting the boat rub the dock overnight. Torch gets pretty rough when the winds pick up and Clam stays nice & calm. Check facebook or craigslist for rentals.
 

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Can you access Torch from Clam on the boat?
 

Babin Farms

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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.
 

GTBRMC

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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.
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.

Grand Traverse Bay is my home water, it is an exceptional boating area, but make sure you watching the forecasts If you go. Strong winds out of the NW or N can make for treacherous conditions on the Bay with large, short period waves building quickly a potential hazard, particularly if sustained winds swing from the prevailing Westerlies to the North.
 

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Haven't been that far up Elk yet. Knowing that, maybe next year we might venture up that far now that we have a boat that gets around a bit quicker.
 
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