The Condo Rental Unit resides within the fabulous watershed known as the The Elk River Chain of Lakes System.  This Chain of Lakes functions as the core of a 500 square-mile watershed that drains into the Grand Traverse Bay (Lake Michigan) through the Elk River at Elk Rapids, with the water level controlled by a dam and spillway system.  The Chain includes 14 lakes, interconnecting rivers, and some 247 tributaries predominately in Antrim County, the waters of which flow 55 miles and drop 40 feet in elevation on their way to the Bay, providing 60% of the Bay's water.  For nearly 150 years, the Chain has served as the heart of economic and cultural activity in the region.  All 14 lakes have qualities that allure and captivate residents and visitors fortunate enough to experience the enchanting natural beauty of these aquatic treasures first hand.  Thus, the area's continuing prosperity relies on it's continuing environmental health to allow these experiences to continue for future visitors.  The names of the lakes, in an upstream direction from Elk Rapids, are: Elk, Skegemog, Torch, Clam, Bellaire, Intermediate, Hanley, Benway, Wilson, Ellsworth, St. Clair, Six Mile, Scotts, & Beals.  See Photo below, as well as the interactive Google Map on the "Where is the Condo?" page on this site.  (Link to page ===>  where-is-the-condo.php)

In addition, for those "Hunter/Jumper horse enthusiasts and participants", the Flintfields Horse Park in nearby Williamsburg, MI, hosts an annual equestrian festival event now called "The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival", operated by Stadium Jumping, Inc., that will occur (tentatively) from July 1 through August 9 in 2020.  See link ====>  for full information for the 2020 event.

Flintfields Horse Park is located at 6535 Bates Road in Williamsburg.   See link to find Flintfields on the map  =====>,+Williamsburg,+MI+49690/@44.7837585,-85.4869776,13.03z/data=!4m5!3m4!


The following are photos from the 2016 event: