About Torch Lake...

Torch Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world behind Lake Geneva (Switzerland) and Lake Louise (Canada). It ranks first in water volume and second in size among Michigan's inland lakes.           
  • Surface area: 18,770 acres
  • Shoreline: 40.8 miles
  • Maximum depth: 315 feet
  • Average depth: 111 feet
  • Maximum width: 2.35 miles
  • Length: 18 miles
  • Indians called the lake Wass Waganing (place of birch bark torch) and used torches to fish for whitefish at night
  • You may hear a native Torch Laker talk about "a five color day", when the lake sparkles with five distinct shades of blue

Unique Opportunities

The "famous" Torch Lake Sandbar
can be viewed from the resort and is only seconds away by boat, minutes away by foot.
Beautiful and tranquil Torch River, a restaurant and a convenience store are all within walking distance of the Resort.
Game fish are lake trout, rock bass, yellow perch, small mouth bass, muskie, ciscoes, brown trout, rainbow trout and whitefish.
Casinos: There are 4 casinos nearby, one on each side of Grand Traverse Bay and 2 in Petoskey. Turtle Creek is on the east bay in Williamsburg and Leelanau Sands is on the west bay in Suttons Bay.
The Village of Alden is on the southeast side of Torch Lake. It is well-known for its quaint shops, fabulous antiques, creative crafts and family dining. Alden is a short drive from Northwind Resort.
Golfing: If you have not teed off on the great championship courses in the area, you should be teed off, since great golfing abounds!
Have fun swimming, boating, jet skiing, riding on your pontoon, hiking or biking!

  What Cities Are We Close To?

Northwind Resort is located in Rapid City, Michigan near the following cities: Alden, Bellaire, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids, Harbor Springs, Kalkaska, Petoskey, and Traverse City.

Find more area information at: torch.lakesonline.com


For More Information or Reservations:
Phone (231) 322-4554