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Inland family boating at it's best!

Great Lake to ski, fish or just kick around. Clean, clear water is inviting to swim or float in. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Traverse City, Michigan
Nice lake for boating

This lake is good for boating but not ideal for swimming. The area is very pretty with a lot of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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Spider Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Lake to ski, fish or just kick around. Clean, clear water is inviting to swim or float in. A DNR boat ramp is available and the weekend kayaker will enjoy all the little bays and lagoons.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This lake is good for boating but not ideal for swimming. The area is very pretty with a lot of trees.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for family retreat. Xbox detox. :D. Beautiful lake. Lots of boating and VRBO. Close to all MI best.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This lake is very small, but quaint and cozy. There is a wake curfew. Many homes along the shoreline with personal docks. Great little lake for new to skiing .... although many turns.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We had three beautiful nights at Windjammer on the Lake, #6. After we found all our family members at nearby locations there were 10 of us, plus 2 non family members. Took 10 hours to drive from Madison WI to Traverse City. Airline travel is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mama4SummerlandKey
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Love Spider Lake! It's an all sports Lake which is very busy during the summer months and peaceful and serene during the spring and fall. There are several coves that are great for kayaking and canoeing!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Janet D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We enjoyed a scenic drive around the lake. It is a beautiful area. The lake is lovely great area for photo's!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank shirley b
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Spider Lake is pretty but it's really not suited for the public. It's primarily residential with homes situated around it. It is nice to drive around here though if you don't own a home here.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank adrianna24sings
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Third time staying there, great accommodations, near to everything great in Traverse City. Shopping, wine tasting, casino's, perfect get away. The retreat house has 2 large full kitchens as well as 16 bedrooms, game room, tv room, wifi,right on the lake. Dining room seats 64.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We stay at Spider Lake Retreat once a year and it is a great place for family and friends to go. It has 16 bedrooms (big ones), 18 bathrooms, and a wonderful library room, a big TV room and so many other things plus a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Alice W
31 July 2017|
Response from LindafromMI |
No marina. Just public access at the State boat ramp.