Lakes & Rivers
Lakes & Rivers
Bellaire gives visitors prime access to the Chain of Lakes in the surrounding area. This extensive, 55-mile water system is made up of fourteen interconnected and picturesque rivers and lakes throughout the region. Due to its abundance of well-developed access points and communities along the water, the Chain of Lakes was recently designated as one of eight official water trails by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Bellaire area includes Intermediate Lake, Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake and Torch Lake – the second-largest inland lake in Michigan.
If you don’t have a kayak or canoe of your own, Paddles & Pedals has all the equipment you need with rentals that include kayaks, stand up paddleboards, canoes, mountain bikes, fat tire bikes and more. You can rent equipment by the hour, day or week to make the most of each moment of your trip. If you would prefer a boating trip—either on your own or with a captain to tour you through the area—Bellaire’s Pontoon Boat Rental and Boat Tours and Foxy’s Custom Cruises will help you explore everything the Chain of Lakes has to offer with ease. Rent your own boat or jetski and explore on your own.. check out Bellaire Pontoon Rental, DeWitt Marine, Dockside Watersports or Vacation Watersports.
Lakes & Rivers News
Great news, starting this season it’s happening! Groups of 4 to 10 persons will now be able sit back and enjoy the scenic rivers, and bodies of water into Torch Lake with one of our captains at the wheel. Relax and take in the area without having to operate a 25ft – 3000lb vessel on uncharted, unfamiliar waters. Here are
Find out more about Paddle Antrim Bellaire, MI – Paddle Antrim is pleased to announce the Chain of Lakes Water Trail is the first designated water trail in Northern Michigan. The State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources recently designated eight water trails as part of its newly developed statewide water trail program. Water trails, a designated route along a
Discover the village of Bellaire, surrounded by glacier-carved hills and steep valleys. It is centrally located on the chain of lakes, connecting 75 miles of waterway. Several of the larger ones, like Torch Lake and Elk Lake are considered among the most beautiful in the world, and the region has long been a favorite destination for boats and fisherman. Area