Houghton Lake is in Roscommon County, and in the Northern Region. This community is located southeast of Traverse City between Lake City and West Branch along Highway 55 near Houghton Lake.
Houghton lake got its name after the first state geologist in Michigan, Douglas Houghton, who explored the area around 1852. The settlement began developing around the lake during the lumbering days.
Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest inland Lake. It is primarily a shallow, murky lake, known to be no deeper than 30 feet.
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08/09 Coming to The area
MorelFest Boyne City MI May16-19 Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
National Baby Food Festival Freemont MI July18-21 Show is rain or shine, no lawn chairs, no coolers, no strollers, no smoking or alcohol.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Apple and BBQ Cook-Off Festival Hart MI September13-14 BBQ Cook-Off events, classic auto and truck show, dune buggy show, apple pie contest, beautiful baby contest. Farm fresh apples and craft show.