Want insider Houghton Lake Michigan vacation tips from the people who live there?
We asked the residents of Houghton Lake to tell us what the must-see places to go and things to do are in the Grand Rapids area.
Here are some getaway guide tips that a local named Andy gave us:
Best Places to Visit Submitted by Andy
One of the best places to visit in Michigan is my hometown of Houghton Lake.
The town of Houghton Lake is located in Roscommon County. Although the town is only around 4000, we grow by several thousand during the summer months. The town is an "All American City.'
For many visitors, it brings out images of Norman Rockwell and days gone by. There are several great bed and breakfasts in the area. Several serve lunch and dinner as well. One of the best is Houghton Inn.
The caverns are a great sightseeing venture - and children love them.
During the summer months, the 'beach' at Houghton Lake is a great place to find townsfolk. I also recommend getting a burger with slaw at 'Shirley's' on the Lake!
But no visit would be complete without getting a snowcone and a bundle of cotton candy on the boardwalk.