Situated in the northern lower peninsula. Exit off I- 75 or I- 127 to enter the town from the West or East ends. Located north of West Branch and south of Grayling.
When photographing a sunrise over Houghton Lake you never know what to expect. Waterfowl of different species appear on the still waters, colors from the sun ranging from bright orange or yellows to soft blues. A fish jumping out of the water after a bug or ducks diving for a minnow.
Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in Michigan. It's 5 miles wide and 7 miles long. The lake has been dubbed," The other Great Lake." Houghton Lake, Michigan is home to Tip Up Town U.S.A., a winter festival held each year during the last two weekends of January. The surrounding area is known for hunting and fishing and outdoor fun.