I heard a rumor that Michigan has the most fresh-water coastline.  Did you hear that rumor?  Anyway, with that fact we sometimes forget about all the great places to swim in our many inland lakes.  Let's face it, a lot of people would rather swim in an inland lake because it's usually warmer and more accommodating in terms of activities.  So what  lakes here in our area made the list?

According to an article in the Metro Times, 23 lakes were singled out as being prime places to swim.  The criteria included the obvious water and beach quality to the scenic value of the particular location.  As you might expect, many of the lakes are north of here but there are 2 obvious exceptions that may or may not have made your list.  One is Gun Lake and the other is Gull Lake. We might also include Silver Lake between Muskegon and Ludington as part of the West Michigan neighborhood.  Check out the entire list by clicking HERE.