Welcome To Walloon Lake

Walloon Lake is a uniquely charming village on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. In addition to memorable restaurants and lodging, Walloon offers visitors a one-of-a-kind northern Michigan shopping experience. In the summer months, shoppers will find many unique offerings in the downtown district.

Because it is a glacier-formed lake, the waters of Walloon are turquoise and crystal clear. After the ice melts in the spring, it is possible to see to the bottom of the lake at depths up to 30 feet!


Walloon Waterways

Walloon Lake is rated as being one of the top five lakes in Michigan. Rent a boat, kayak, paddle board or take a wakeboarding lesson in the crystal clear waters – then catch the sunset!

The Hemingway Connection

One of the area’s most famous residents was Ernest Hemingway. The author spent his first 22 summers at the family vacation home on Walloon Lake – or Lovely Walloona, as his sister, Sunny called it. The family cottage still overlooks this glistening lake, but is a private residence now, and only rarely opened to the public.

Featured Events

Annual Village Events

Games, food, friends & family fun all along a beautiful lakeshore. Come celebrate each season in Walloon Lake!

Antique Fly-Wheelers

Experience Flywheeler history! Enjoy the sights and sounds of antique tractors, live music, food, fun & more!

Walloon Woodies Classic Boat Show

Wooden boat owners from far and wide gather to parade their boats down Walloon Lake!

Stories From Walloon Lake

Walloon Lake Plans Year-Long “Hemingway Homecoming” in 2021

via MyNorth.com The Village of Walloon Lake has planned a year’s worth of activities and special events celebrating Northern Michigan and one-time summer resident Ernest Hemingway throughout 2021. Walloon Lake is nestled between Boyne City and Petoskey just off US-131...

Fall Is Calling!

Fall color is rolling in and there is a chill in the air. With our varied elevations along the 131 North corridor we see are seeing a wide range of color right now, with color saturation ranging anywhere from 50% to 100% peak! For the past several months with most of...

How One Developer Saved the Village of Walloon Lake

via MLive.com -- Just a few years ago, the outlook was bleak for the once-bustling northern Michigan resort community of Walloon Lake. The recession, years of neglect, a court battle over the village lakefront and a private stranglehold on the local water system had...

Petoskey is the Newest Part of Wine Country

via Detroit News When the Mackinaw Trail Winery began planting rows of grapevines amid the gently rolling hills along Route 131 south of Petoskey several years ago, a designated wine trail was not part of this inviting up north landscape of woods, lakes and rivers....

Hemingway’s Summer Vacation Cottage in Walloon Lake

When thinking about Northern Michigan's rich history, one strong connection to a literary figure comes to mind: Ernest Hemingway. The revered author vacationed in Walloon Lake during his youth, spending just over 20 summers at his family's cottage....

It’s great northern air.

Absolutely the best trout fishing in the country. No exaggeration. Fine Country. Good color, good northern atmosphere, absolute freedom

Ernest Hemingway

Famed Author, Walloon Lake Resident

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