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Address: Spider Lake Rd, Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

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Beautiful lake

This is the most beautiful lake close to Traverse City. About 10 minutes to the east side of town. Clean and sandy. Quiet hours in the morning and evening for kayakers and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2013
Livonia, MI
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Toluca, Mexico
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The beach was OK, but the water was still ice cold. Good for visiting with the family and have a picnic party over there. It's good that there is a parking space.

Thank Gabriel_Gecko
Northville, Michigan
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed at the Retreat on Spider Lake, the place was amazing and we will certainly go back. I can only give Spider Lake 3 stars because we were there when it was cold and there wasn't much we could do to enjoy the outside. If it had been sunny or there had been ice on the lake, would have... More 

3 Thank mdander33
Livonia, MI
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This is the most beautiful lake close to Traverse City. About 10 minutes to the east side of town. Clean and sandy. Quiet hours in the morning and evening for kayakers and pontoon boats to cruise around in the quiet. Heavily wooded with a beautiful shoreline. Some parts are hilly so they have a steep walk to the lake though.

5 Thank Molliesmom
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

what a great lake for boating. a nice island to pull your boat or jet ski up to and head to the sand bar to swim off of. water was a great temp as well first part of july. not too cold. many arms of the lake to explore, (thus called spider lake) very quiet coves/ no wake etc. some... More 

7 Thank galstowell
Fort Worth, TX
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505 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This is a great little lake, hard to find, unless you check it out on GPS or from the air. We drove out last fall, and meandered around the entire lake (almost...the road ends near the south side), and loved the relative seclusion, quiet and peacefullness

5 Thank crystalclear2
Darien, Illinois
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78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Took our entire family for as week and the lake was a highlight of the trip. Rented a pontoon boat food a day at a great rate. A but of a trek from the city, but very manageable.

2 Thank Donald N
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44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

My daughtert was visiting from Louisana with another couple and wanted to find a place near Traverse City. She went on-line and found a cabin to rent for 1/2 price. They stayed two days and felt the place was perfect for what they wanted. They did kayak and use the beach to relax. It was in a quite location .... More 

1 Thank donaldstauffer
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

All of Traverse is beautiful, but as a Real Estate sales person, I love the East side because it is full of natural beauty. We have no big box stores ,but plenty of water and tree's ! Spider Lake is a all sports lake just minutes from downtown Traverse City and all Grand Traverse area activities, yet you feel like... More 

4 Thank Joy S
Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I live on Spider Lake and consider it one of the best lakes in the Grand Traverse area. It has 450 acres of spring fed crystal clear water and is deep enough for great boating, but shallow enough to get warm early in the season for swimming. Spider Lake is a very scenic lake, surrounded by woods. It has five... More 

12 Thank Ken W
Hell, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2011

My father in law has a cottage by Spider Lake. One great thing about Spider Lake is that is is kind of shaped like a spider (of course- that is one reason why it is called that) so there are many hidden and quiet spots to hang out on this lake. The fishing on this lake is great. If there... More 

9 Thank happyholly79

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