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Duck-Lake is located in Muskegon County, southwest of the city of Whitehall. Duck Lake State Park stretches from the northern shore of Duck Lake to Lake Michigan and offers a 728-acre day use park. The land was purchased by the Nature Conservancy from two Boy Scout organizations and acquired by the state in 1974 and the park was officially dedicated in the spring of 1988. Duck Lake State Park features a towering sand dune and is ideal for water sports. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. A picnic pavilion offers the perfect spot for group gatherings, and a wooded picnic area features tables, grills, a sandy beach and a beach house. A paved hiking trail provides a path through the woods along the banks of Duck Lake. Further west along the park drive is a boardwalk that leads around the end of Duck Lake over to Lake Michigan. Duck Lake supports a healthy population of rock bass, crappie and pan fish, and fly fishing for bluegill is excellent in early summer. A small channel empties Duck Lake into Lake Michigan, but a dam under the Whitehall Scenic Drive Bridge blocks access into Lake Michigan. The state park is closed to vehicles during the winter months, but hiking, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing is permitted. Nearby Whitehall is known for its restaurants, shopping, marina, free weekly concerts in summer and its historic lighthouse museum.

Surrounding areas: Leland, Michigan (2.2 mi), Lake Leelanau, Michigan (2.9 mi), Suttons Bay, Michigan (6.0 mi), Cedar, Michigan (10.1 mi), Maple City, Michigan (10.3 mi), Northport, Michigan (12.2 mi), Old Mission, Michigan (14.2 mi)

Duck Lake Vacation Rentals




Duck Lake Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Century Farms2421 N Jacobson RdSuttons Bay, MI6.5 mi.(231) 271-2421
Leelanau Country Inn149 E HBR HwyMaple City, MI10.3 mi.(616) 228-5060
The HomesteadWood RDG RdGlen Arbor, MI12.3 mi.(616) 334-5000
Park Place Hotel300 E State StTraverse City, MI17.4 mi.(231) 946-5000
Americinn Motel & Suites1614 US 31 NorthTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 938-0288
Baymont Inn & Suites2326 North US 31 SouthTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 933-4454
Econo Lodge1065 M 37 STraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 943-3040
Fairfield Inn By Marriott--Traverse City3701 N County DrTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 922-7900
Grand Beach Resort Hotel1683 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 938-4455
Great Wolf Lodge3575 N Hwy US 31 STraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 941-3600
Hampton Inn - Traverse City100 US 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 946-8900
Hampton Inn1000 US 31 NorthTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 946-8900
Knights Inn1941 US 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 938-1900
Quality Inn1492 US 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 929-4423
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel1773 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 938-0100
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel1773 US 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 938-0100
Super 8 Motel1870 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 938-1887
Traverse Bay Inn2300 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 938-2646
Traverse City Courtyard3615 W S Airport RdTraverse City, MI17.5 mi.(231) 929-1800
Bayshore Resort833 E Front StTraverse City, MI17.8 mi.(231) 935-4400
Best Western Four Seasons305 Munson AveTraverse City, MI18.4 mi.(231) 946-8424
Days Inn And Suites Traverse City420 Munson AveTraverse City, MI18.6 mi.(231) 941-0208
Elk Rapids Beach Resort8975 N Bayshore DrElk Rapids, MI18.7 mi.(231) 264-6400
Travelodge & Suites-traverse City460 Munson AveTraverse City, MI18.7 mi.(231) 947-5436
Traverse Victorian Inn461 Munson AveTraverse City, MI18.7 mi.(231) 947-5525
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3536 Mt Hope RdAcme, MI20.2 mi.(231) 938-2600
Sleep Inn And Suites5520 US 31 NAcme, MI20.2 mi.(231) 938-7000
Torch Timbers Inn9260 Se Torch LK DrAlden, MI25.4 mi.(231) 331-4050
Shanty CreekOne Shanty Creek RdBellaire, MI27.4 mi.(231) 533-8621
Best Western - Scenic Hill Resort1400 US 31 HwyBeulah, MI29.4 mi.(231) 882-7754
Crystal Beach Resort222 CTR StBeulah, MI29.4 mi.(231) 882-7229
 
Bed & Breakfast
Cairn House Bed & Breakfast8160 Cairn HwyElk Rapids, MI19.8 mi.(231) 264-8994

Duck Lake Weather & Climate

The lake effect is quite strong on the northwest area of Lower Michigan near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. This area has a distinct four-season climate, although Lake Michigan helps modify temperatures, keeping them cooler in late spring and early summer, and warmer during late fall and winter. Showers and thunderstorms are common in spring and summer, and precipitation is generally evenly distributed during the crop season of April through September, receiving an average of 17.45 inches of rain during that time. The lake also acts as a giant humidifier, increasing moisture content in the air throughout the year. However, extremely hot and humid summer days are not that common and don't last long in this part of the state. Snowfall varies greatly from season to season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 15°F 2.80 in. -
February 32°F 15°F 1.80 in. -
March 41°F 22°F 2.14 in. -
April 54°F 31°F 2.51 in. -
May 67°F 41°F 2.63 in. -
June 77°F 51°F 2.95 in. -
July 81°F 57°F 2.91 in. -
August 79°F 56°F 3.37 in. -
September 70°F 49°F 4.22 in. -
October 59°F 40°F 3.36 in. -
November 44°F 30°F 3.21 in. -
December 33°F 21°F 2.84 in. -

Duck Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Cherry Capital airport (TVC) located about 19 miles south of Duck Lake in Traverse City, Michigan, the Otsego County airport (GLR) located approximately 52 miles east of Duck Lake in Gaylord, Michigan, the Manistee County Blacker airport (MBL) located roughly 54 miles southwest of Duck Lake in Manistee, Michigan, and finally the Pellston Regional Of Emmet County airport (PLN) located around 62 miles northeast of Duck Lake in Pellston, Michigan.

Duck Lake Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Veronica Valley Golf CourseLake LeelanauMI3.1 mi.
Cedar Hills Golf CourseTraverse CityMI16.5 mi.
Bay Meadows Golf CourseTraverse CityMI17.8 mi.
Crown Golf CourseTraverse CityMI17.8 mi.
Elmbrook Golf CourseTraverse CityMI17.8 mi.
Mitchell Creek Golf CourseTraverse CityMI17.8 mi.
Dunes Golf ClubEmpireMI18.8 mi.
Elk Rapids Golf CourseElk RapidsMI18.9 mi.
Mistwood Golf CourseLake AnnMI19.1 mi.
High Pointe Golf ClubWilliamsburgMI23.8 mi.
Interlochen Golf ClubInterlochenMI24.4 mi.
Bellaire Golf ClubBellaireMI27.7 mi.
Chief Golf CourseBellaireMI27.7 mi.
Farm Golf ClubBellaireMI27.7 mi.
Hawks Eye Golf ClubBellaireMI27.7 mi.
Antrim Dells Golf ClubEllsworthMI28.4 mi.
Pinecroft Golf PlantationBenzoniaMI29.1 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI10.1 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI12.3 mi.
Shanty CreekBellaireMI27.4 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI33.7 mi.
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI43.5 mi.
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI48.6 mi.
Treetops SylvanGaylordMI53.6 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI54.3 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI106.9 mi.
 
State Parks
D H Day State ParkMI14.1 mi. 
Traverse City State ParkMI20.5 mi. 
Interlochen State ParkMI25.7 mi. 
Young State ParkMI39.3 mi. 
 
Museums
Dennos Museum CenterTraverse CityMI17.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Eastern Wisconsin ZooGreen BayWI115.1 mi.


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