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I've been exploring more of the many inland lakes that connect to Lake Michigan. This week, I paddled Lime Lake in Maple City just west of Traverse City.
This lake is about a mile across and has a shallow shelf along the edge that extends inward from the edge for a long way. This made for a calm paddle.
Here are some photos:
Freshwater shellfish live in these shallow areas.
Looking north across the lake.
Some old cedars blown down by mighty winds.
Evidence of an old sawmill gathered at the southern end.