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Outdoor Activities

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Boating - It's one of our favorite things to do.  Please help keep all our residents safe.  Watch out for swimmers and kayakers near our shorelines.

According to Michigan Law (see page 37 on the link below) there is a no wake rule within 100 feet of any dock, raft, moored or anchored vessel or marked swimming area.  Our lake is narrow.  Please observe the no wake law near docks to protect our shorelines and residents.

We also have a no wake rule from 8pm to 9am daily.

All boats should be registered at the office and have a Forest Lake sticker attached.

Michigan Boating Phamplet: michigan-handbook-entire.pdf (

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Please be cautious on the trails.  There may be someone hiking or another ATV coming toward you on the same trail.  Please obey all local and state laws.
Michigan ORV Handbook:  mi_handbook_entire.pdf (  
Trail Maps:



Please have your Michigan Fishing License on your person when fishing and observe all Michigan Fishing Laws.

A fish story from one of our residents: No Fish in This Lake by Joann Surma

Michigan Fishing License Information: Get your license get fishing (

Michigan Fishing  Guide: 2022 Michigan Fishing Guide

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Hunting is not allowed on Forest Lake common property.  There is state land near by.  

To find areas you can hunt: Mi-HUNT (

For more information: Hunting (

Deer baiting ban in Lower Peninsula becomes law - Michigan Farm News

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Winter Sports

Snow show or wear your cramp-ons and hike through the common lands or on the state land.  Wear orange during hunting season please.

Nearby West Branch has cross country ski trails.  Ogemaw Hills Pathway -

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