One of the clearest lakes in the world! The lake was made famous in Kid Rock's song "All Summer Long." You're able to go hiking, canoeing, fishing and diving. Prior to its explosion it popularity, it used to be a nature-lovers paradise, due to the low amount of boat activity. It has grown in awareness and now is host of massive parties typically on the fourth of July.
Torch Lake is pretty big and quite easy to locate, it is almost 18 miles northeast of Traverse City. Use the map below.