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.

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Lakes & Rivers News

Grass River Natural Area

NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S PREMIER NATURE PRESERVE Grass River Natural Area is a special place and one of Michigan’s premier nature preserves. Founded in 1969, GRNA was established by the community for the community. Located along Antrim County’s Chain of Lakes, Grass River Natural Area’s wetlands act as a filter for millions of gallons of water flowing into East Grand Traverse Bay

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Help us Open the Chain of Lakes Water Trail!

We are so excited to announce over $180,000 has been raised, two-thirds of our $275,000 goal, for our Chain of Lakes Water Trail Campaign and we are now asking the public to help us complete our goal by the end of 2019. Through this project we will install signs at each approved water trail access site and develop materials needed

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Member Spotlight: Dewitt Marine and The Clam Shack

by:  Sue PalmisanoOn our Fall visit to the Dewitt Marine, Christine McCool took the time to sit down with the Bellaire Chamber to share some history about the Marina on the mouth of Clam Lake. The marina has been a staple in the community since the late 1940’s. Doug Davis, Christine’s dad, purchased the marina in the late 1970’s and

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Upcoming Featured Events
Sep 26
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Nov 07

Holiday Gift Fair

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dec 05

Light Up the Night & Soup Cook-Off

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm