HOUGHTON LAKE is one of the largest resort areas in the state and home of the largest inland lake in Michigan. Located in the center of the Lower Peninsula, if offers a variety of activities for families and sports enthusiasts year round. Houghton Lake has long been renowned for its excellent water sports. The lake is over 22,000 acres and with the relatively shallow waters near the shore and sandy bottom, it is perfect for boaters and swimmers alike. Winter sports include ice fishing, cross-country skiing and many miles of snowmobile trails. Houghton Lake is known for Tip-Up Town USA, a winter ice festival held on the ice in January. Houghton Lake, a year round resort community, a great place to play and a wonderful place to live.