If you love outdoor activities, you’ll love Michakewa Shores, the 55+ active adult community located in Traverse City, Michigan. The 66-acre community near the Lake Huron port city of Cheboygan offers a total of 29 spacious homesites on Long Lake, one of the most serene locations in northern Michigan.

Unlike typical warm-weather destinations, northern Michigan is a region with four gloriously distinct seasons. The arrival of winter weather brings a host of invigorating cold-weather recreational activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling and ice fishing.

In season, residents can golf at the nearby Cheboygan Golf & Country Club and Mullett Lake Country Club. Cheboygan with 18 holes of “Championship Golf”  offers the golfer a variety of holes to play. The front nine has a “Scottish” style with rolling mounds and a few trees to contend with, while the back nine features a picturesque northern woodlands design. Open to the public, the entire golf course is enjoyable to play because it is not overly long and easy to walk.

Play Mullett Lake, a 9-hole, semi-private course with tree-lined fairways and average-sized greens. A view from tee #4 at Mullett Lake Country Club

In the warm seasons, you don’t need to leave home if you feel like going for a swim — just walk to the edge of your property and jump right in. Long Lake is an all-sports lake that accommodates small sailboats, canoes and kayaks as well as jet skis and motor boats. Residents have the option of building private boat docks, and the development includes a common area for boat and trailer parking. From their own private lakeside properties, Michakewa Shores residents will have unlimited access to superb fishing and water sports.

4860 Michakewa Trail #7 Beautiful Lakefront lot, nearly 3/4 acre w/100′ frontage on pristine all-sports Long Lake! Crystal clear water, firm sandy/gravel bottom, fish from your dock. The bluff setting provides for a multi-level building site. $74,900

Michakewa Shores residents have easy access to a variety of shops, restaurants and commercial services in and around the Lake Huron port city of Cheboygan, about 10 miles from the development.

5158 MICHAKEWA TRAIL Lot on Long Lake – an exceptional waterfront lot offers some of the most desirable amenities in the area. Offering a buyer the choice of a walkout lower level that gently slopes to the sandy bottom lake frontage. $79,900

Michakawa Shores encompasses a total of 29 one-acre homesites, each with more than 100 feet of private lake frontage. Each one-acre lot includes more than 100 feet of direct lake frontage along a diverse shoreline ranging from sandy beaches to shallow bluffs. Pine trees, birch trees and hardwoods provide natural frames for your sunset and lake views, and the master plan incorporates 40 acres of shared open space, with paved roads, underground utilities, private boat and trailer parking, nature trails and a community picnic area.

If you love the outdoors and enjoy the changing seasons, Michakawa Shores, 55+ active adult community may be your place to call home.