Cedar Lake Boat Rental
Near Traverse City
Cedar Lake is a long and narrow lake located off East Cherry Bend Road. Visiting Cedar Lake is a must for nature lovers, since most of the land at the north end of Cedar Lake is protected as part of the De Young Natural Area! You’ll find access to a public fishing pier at the north end with access off Cherry Bend Road. Ready to go fishing? Cedar Lake is 252 acres with a maximum depth of 46 feet. Fish species include Bluegill, Brown Trout, Small and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Sunfish and Yellow Perch. With Elmwood Township Marina right nearby, it’s easy to explore Cedar Lake with a boat rental from PlayNorth Watersports!
Boat Launches near Cedar Lake:
Cedar Lake Vacation Tips:
The shoreline is protected by the Leelanau Conservancy
Cedar Lake has the greatest amount of protected shoreline of any inland lake in Leelanau County!
Dock your boat at Elmwood Township Marina
The marina offers contracted, as well as transient, slips and buoys. The deep water launch capability makes it a fine choice out of all the marinas on the Bay.
It’s part of the De Young Natural Area
This natural area, named for Louis DeYoung (The owner and farmer who lived to 104 years old!), is a project taken on by the Leelanau Conservancy to make his dream of protecting his land a reality.
Places to visit near Cedar Lake:
The Park off of Cherry Bend Road
9991 E Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City, MI 4968
Elmwood Township maintains the Elmwood Township Park, along with a public boat launch with access to Cedar Lake. The park offers covered picnic tables with grills, a playground, tennis courts, soccer, volleyball, and baseball fields.
The Leelanau Trail
This trail runs the entire length of Elmwood Township and is a great area for biking and walking.
The De Young Natural Area, of course!
The De Young Family cherished their land and turned away developers so that people could enjoy the beauty of the land as it is today. The trail winds around an intact historic farmstead, hardwood forests, open fields and two streams. At the highest point of the property, hikers are rewarded with views of West and East Grand Traverse Bay.