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Having Fun

ENJOYING THE WATER

Playing on Torch Lake is a BLAST!
Wading, swimming, floating, tubing, waterskiing,
Wakeboarding, kneeboarding, boating, fishing,
paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing,
sailboat racing or a sunset cruise…

We all love this gorgeous lake!
We all share a responsibility to care for her clear, blue waters.
As a community, let’s work together and Care for Torch Lake!

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October 26, 2021

What more is there to know about Torch Lake?

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Swimming

Stay within public beach boundaries.

kids jumping into lake

Photo: Lisa Powell

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Boating

Before entering Torch Lake,
Clean, Drain and Dry your boat.

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Photo: Clastron Boats

Paddling

Watch the sky for storms.

kids jumping into lake

Photo: Marty Cash

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Fishing

Don’t dump bait in our lake.

fish caught on Torch Lake

Photo: Bob Robbins

EXPLORING THE WATERSHED

Discovering the watershed is SURPRISING!
The Torch Lake Watershed may be small,
but there are plenty of opportunities
to get off the beaten path and explore.

Hiking

Leave only footprints
Take only photos. 

Learn more

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Adventuring

Respect private property.

Photo: Trish Narwold

Visit the TRUE BLUE Gallery

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The TRUE BLUE Gallery is closed for 2021.
Thank you for making it an incredible season.
More artists, more visitors and more sales than the past 4 years!!
We'll open Memorial Day Weekend 2022
Featuring Watershed-inspired Art &
Tips on how to CARE FOR TORCH!
9046B Helena Road
Downtown Alden, MI

Don't just wish that Torch Lake will stay blue.
Choose a water-friendly lifestyle - make a difference!