Chain of Lakes, Pinckney Michigan

Lakeside Homes and Recreation Information

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The Chain of Lakes in Pinckney, Michigan is a beautiful area that offers a little something for everyone. It is comprised of 9 lakes, with the Huron River flowing through creating connecting canals. Lakes include:

  • Little Portage Lake
  • Portage Lake
  • Base Line Lake
  • Tamarack Lake
  • Whitewood Lake
  • Gallagher Lake
  • Strawberry Lake
  • Zukey Lake

The recreation opportunities on the Chain of Lakes are endless. During the summer months, many of the lakes are a haven for boaters with great fishing, waterskiing, tubing, paddle boarding, and relaxing at a sand bar. You can pull your boat up to Riverside Pizza to grab a bite to eat or dock at Zukey Lake Tavern for a nice lunch or dinner. Nauti MI on the River is a great spot that offers a full coffee & espresso bar, ice cream, gift shop, watersport rentals and more! Be sure to stop in to Ore Creek Craft Cidery and Tap Room to enjoy a hand-crafted hard cider in the garden by the bonfire. There is a public boat launch off McGregor Rd. at Portage Lake or you can keep your boat at one of the marinas. There are boat rentals and cruises offered through a few different companies.

Many homes surround each lake, with most used for year around living. Homes range in size from cozy cottages to mid-size single family homes to luxury lakefront estates. You can also find vacation rentals for summer and winter recreation, as well as year long leases. For a list of homes for sale on the Chain of Lakes or surrounding area, contact the Real Estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email

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