Chain of Lakes Cottage on Townline Lake is a private, clean, charming Lakefront 3 Bedroom Cottage, with private Sandy Beach, 25' Dock, and Gazebo on the deck for enjoying a terrific view of the entire crystal clear, spring-fed "All Sports" lake and channels. A Paddleboat, with a built in cooler, and Row Boat are included. This cottage is in a unique area because you are not confined to just one lake; all 5 lakes have easily accessible channels leading to the other lakes for more variety (Townline Lake, Sand Lake, Icehouse Lake, Boathouse Lake, Haven Lake and Lost Lake).
Townline Lake (Chain of Lakes' deepest lake) is stocked yearly with fish for exceptional fishing - Northern Pike, Perch, Bass, Jumble Bluegill, Bluegill, Catfish, Sun Fish, Pan Fish, Sheephead, and more. Repeat customers visit every year because of the fishing; and have told me that Chain of Lakes offers the best fishing they have ever seen. Several customers have caught 36" Northern Pike off our dock.
The lakes have a sandy bottom in several areas for Swimming; are great for Boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Jet Skiing, Tubing, Canoeing, Paddle Boating, Fishing, or just relaxing while watching a variety of wildlife swim by. There is quiet time on all lakes (no wake) from 7:30 pm until 11:00 am; giving fishermen their time to fish.
The cottage is fully carpeted, sleeps 6 to 8 people; has a fully furnished kitchen with snack bar, and 2 separate dining areas; the living room includes fireplace, a dining area, a couch which opens up to a bed (sleeps 2), comfortable furniture for relaxing, HD TV with DVD & VCR, and large doorwall leading to the deck for lakefront viewing pleasure.
The deck, facing West, has a Gazebo (with screen), variety of deck furniture, large picnic table, and 2 charcoal grills. While relaxing on the deck, enjoy a great view of the beach, entire lake, channels, spectacular sunsets, and a beautiful Moon reflecting across Lake. There is a stone fire pit for campfires.
Wooded, undeveloped peninsular along lakes' channels has Bald Eagles, Deer, Turkeys, Loons, Ducks, etc. This area was quoted in the newspaper as being the "most beautiful area in Clare County with 20 lakes in 20 minutes".
The cottage is centrally located for shorter day trips to other parts of Michigan; such as Mt. Pleasant Soar Eagle Casino, Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Bridge, Mackinaw Island, Fort Michilimackinac, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Traverse City Cherry Festival, shopping in Petoskey, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (the World's largest Christmas store under one roof), Rogers City Gypsum Mines and the Tourist Center displaying fossils millions of years old, and more.
Let your imagination run wild! I have guests who believe they are in Hawaii when they visit. Every year they put up their twinkling lights on the deck, dress in Hawaiian clothing, play Hawaiian music, relax under the Weeping Willow tree in their hammock while enjoying the tropical breeze and listening to sounds of the wind and water splashing up on the shoreline, while roasting a pig for their evening Lau with their family. Fun and unbelievable!!
Downtown Harrison (10 minutes from cottage) offers variety of attractions and events listed below, just to name a few:
Harrison offers great pizza, hard ice cream parlors, family and fine dining, great Italian and Chinese restaurants, fast food restaurants, Antique stores, Crafter's Market, weekend Flea Market, Gift shops, MacLean's Mercantile, Bowling, Horseback Riding, Historical Museum sites, and much more.
Cottage is just 30 minutes north of Mt. Pleasant Soaring Eagle Casino
5 Golf Courses - Devil's Knob, Snow Snake has Zip Line, Firefly, Tamaracks, and Buck's Run
Putt R' Golf, Go-Karts, Arcade Room, Baseball Batting Cages
Classic Car & Bike Show, Cruise, Demolition Derby - Memorial Day weekend
Mackinaw City Bus Trip, Lilac festival, parade on island - June
Large fireworks display, downtown Harrison Parade, Demolition Derby - July 4th week
Arts and Crafts Street Fair - July
Clare County Fair is the biggest northern fair with Demolition Derby, Harness Racing, Midway Rides, and Grandstand Shows with known performers - end of July
Pontoon Boat Parade on Townline Lake - July 4th week
Fish farm offers Trout fishing, no license required, pole and bait provided, cleaning included and No Limit! April-October
Amish Quilt Auction & Craft Show - May & September in Clare
Old 27 Classic Car Cruise, Tour and Competition - August
See Amish sitting along roadside selling various Amish handmade items
Moose Family Center, VFW, American Legion Post 404, Lions Club
Sidewalk Sales - August
Old Fashion Barn Dance on fairgrounds - September
Apple Orchard & Gift shop offers fresh Apple Cider, Fudge, Carmel Apples - September
Flea Market every weekend - May thru October
Visit the City of Clare (just 20 minutes south of Harrison) for more activities and attractions, listed below:
Historical Doherty House with fantastic salad bar, fine dining, unique Leprechaun Pub
Original old fashion movie theatre features the latest movies
"Brewin' on McEwan" offers 75 different craft beers, most all brewed in Michigan, including selection of Michigan wines and different wines from all over the world
Clare Sweet Shop makes candy daily as you watch and large selection of favorite novelty candies
Big selection of Gift shops, Women's Fashions, and Home Décor
(Her Place, Willows, Herrick House, just to name a few)
Antique Stores selling great selection of antiques
Art Studio selling handcrafted items
Cops & Donuts Bakery (largest around) with Cafe and Souvenir/Gift Shop (3 stores wide)
Dairy Phil's Dairy Bar offers great homemade ice cream, food and is decorated in a 50's theme
Several Amish stores selling Amish-made items
Ruckle's Pier Family Dining and Bar
Jay's Sporting Goods (has everything one can imagine)
Big Boys, and a variety of other family dining and fast food restaurants
Visit the City of Gladwin (just 20 minutes east of cottage) for more activities and attractions listed below:
Several antique stores; also has a large Antique Mall store consisting of 3 floors of antiques (a must see)
Unique Collectible/Gift stores, and Art and Crafts stores (great for Christmas shopping)
Amish store features everything handmade by Amish
Riverwalk Place offers fine indoor dining & outdoor dining on balcony overlooking courtyard and river with entertainment; indoor gift shops
Several other restaurants offering family and fine dining
Pubs with great pizza
Vasher's Fruit/Produce Market has fabulous hard ice cream
Gladwin Craft Show and County Fair - July