in the Far Eastern Upper Peninsula.
Located in the Hiawatha National
The small town of Trout Lake has much to offer for the sports enthusiast or tourist (map). Situated on Trout Lake, the area is great for fishing, hunting, swimming, sailing, canoeing, power boating, waterskiing, and surrounded by many lakes, streams and rivers. Trout Lake was called Carp Lake at one time, but everyone referred to it as the trout lake or the lake with the trout, so it is now called Trout Lake.
Snowmobile trails run in every direction. Trout Lake is one of the major crossroads for the over 2,500 miles of snowmobile trails crossing the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Go north to Paradise and Tahquamenon Falls. South to St. Ignace and the trails to Hessel, Cedarville, DeTour and Drummond Island. Head out to the east and you will end up at Sault St. Marie or connect to Drummond Island. To the west, you can snowmobile to Seney and Grand Marais or on to Munising. If you want to ride a great circle, you can go all the way to the Keweenaw Peninsula and back without traveling on the same trail. Snowmobile rental in town.
Ice fishing generally begins around January 1. You can spear northern pike or sturgeon, and hook walleye, blue gills, northern and perch. Many nearby lakes are open for ice fishing.
Trout Lake Township Park offers a boat launch, camp sites, picnic areas, a ball diamond and ATV trails. The park has 83 camp sites, 60 with electric, a few on the lakefront. Camping area has a shower house, dump station, and bathrooms. Open May 15 to Oct 15. No electricity or water after October 15th. Phone 906-569-3299.
The Trout Lake area and the Hiawatha National Forest are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, jogging, birdwatching and nature photography. The fall color season is outstanding. BRING YOUR CAMERA!
Trout Lake is centrally located for many attractions:
The Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Lighthouse, Point Iroquois Lighthouse near Sault Ste Marie, and Seul Choix Point Light, one of the haunted lighthouses. Visit the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, a joy for photographers, bird watchers and nature lovers. Stop in the village of Naubinway, the northernmost community on the Lake Michigan shoreline, and the largest commercial fishing port on the Great Lakes. Check out the GarLyn Zoological Park and see the bears, deer, and other animals, 7 miles West of Naubinway. The town of Newberry is only 27 miles away. At Newberry you can take a canoe trip on the Tahquamenon or Two Hearted Rivers.