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This Michigan Lake Looks Just Like Dreamy Caribbean Waters

Now looking at the pic below, you may think "Wow! Those Caribbean waters are beautiful." Now, what if I told you that you do not need to hop on a plane to experience those waters. This is actually Torch Lake located in Bellaire, Michigan! In fact, National Geographic named it the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world according to Pure Michigan. [embed][/embed] Our Family Trip to Torch Lake I actually took my youngest daughter there for her birthday a few years ago. My best friend and her children also joined us along with my oldest daughter. We rented a pontoon boat and bought a bunch of floats to tie off the boat and enjoy the water. There aren't many publicly accessible beaches. So, if you don't have a boat, this is something that you should consider renting to fully enjoy the lake.  Everyone had an absolute blast. As you can see in the video below, the water is so clear and blue! Just like the Caribbean. There is a sand bar that people pull their boats up to so they can hang out and relax in the sand and sun. There are also several lakeshore restaurants available for you to grab a bite. [video width="224" height="400" mp4=""][/video]   Things to Do Near Torch Lake If you're like me, you'd love to be out on the water all day. As disappointing as it sounds, we must make our way back to shore at some point. If you are a nature lover, Alltrails says there are 10 hiking & biking trails around Bellaire, Michigan for you to check out. The Torch Lake Nature Preserve Trail is short and beautiful. It's an easy hike too, so the kids would enjoy it. [embed][/embed] There are also wineries like Torch Lake Cellars and Water Fire where you can participate in wine tasting and tours. Book It! So what are you waiting for? Plan your visit to Torch Lake and experience water and views just like you would in the Carribean. You won't regret it. [select-listicle listicle_id="377031" syndication_name="national-beach-day-great-beaches-in-michigan" description="yes"]

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