Houghton Lake and Roscommon County, Michigan

A Perfect Mix for Living, Working and Playing

Houghton Lake sits on the southern shore of the lake from which it takes its name. It is Michigan's largest inland lake with 22,000 acres of water and 72 miles of shoreline. With this landscape, Houghton Lake promises a wonderful mix of adventure, relaxation and opportunity.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy the variety of year-round activities Houghton Lake has to offer.

  • Summer - boating, swimming and fishing (pike, walleye, bass, bluegill, crappie); a variety of fine golf courses; camping, hiking and canoeing; splendid lakeshore sunrises and sunsets.
  • Fall - hunting (deer, duck, partridge, coon, rabbit, bear), off-road vehicle trail riding and color tours
  • Winter - thousands of outdoor enthusiasts converge every January during TIP-UP Town U.S.A.®, Michigan's largest winter carnival, featuring ice-fishing contests and family fun; snowmobiling; and cross-country skiing
  • Spring - fishing and mushroom hunting

Surrounding communities - Prudenville, Houghton Heights, Roscommon and St. Helen offer additional Northern Michigan beauty. Visit the scenic Ogemaw Nature Park or nearby Higgins Lake, described by National Geographic Magazine as "the sixth most beautiful lake in the world."

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Several Islamic centers and educational opportunities are available in the greater region.


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