Go Jump in the Lake
Just steps from clear, blue Platte Lake and a few minutes’ walk from the first official entry to Sleeping Bear Dunes on famous M-22, you’ll find your North Michigan home away from home. Welcome to Go Jump in the Lake!
Whether entering from the west via M-22, one of the most picturesque byways in America, stretching from Manistee through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to the top of Leelanau Peninsula, OR from the east on Deadstream Rd. through wetlands, home to bear and other wildlife, your journey ends at this snug, one-story four-bedroom home. Trimmed in wood wainscoting with a down home fishing theme and quaint little accents throughout—cozied up next to a wooded undeveloped lot and a steep, wooded hill in the back—you’ll feel at peace amidst the northern woods.
Go Jump in the Lake offers two bedrooms, den, full bath and large family room/kitchen on the first floor; two bedrooms, two bunks and full bath on the lower level; large screened in front porch; and laundry room adjacent to garage with an additional bath with shower.A gas grill with propane and a charcoal grill are available to you for grilling. Sleeps 10. When not sleeping…
Step across the front yard and road and you’ll arrive at a gated lane that meanders down to your own semi-private beach—neighbors only—with a lovely little dock that extends out into the summer-warmed, shallow, clear blue waters of Platte Lake, perfect for sunbathing or stargazing (our night skies are steeped in stars), where you can wade out 300 yards up to your knees. The lane allows for vehicles in case you want to drop off a kayak or paddleboards. You will find three kayaks in the garage that you are welcome to use. If biking is more your thing you will also find three bikes that are great for exploring the area.End your day by relaxing around the fire pit in the back yard and sharing your Michigan Memories.
Beyond Go Jump in the Lake, more of Northern MI awaits! Just grab M-22 up around the bend and at the stop sign, go straight across to Peterson Beach’s picturesque dunes and beach.
To the south, the Platte River crosses at Riverside Canoe Rental where you can grab a canoe or tube and float all the way to Lake Michigan! OR rent from the Trading Post to the west on Deadstream (great pizza)—both offer groceries, beverages and supplies needed in a pinch.
Keep going and hit the Old Indian Trail with access to hilly dunes and Lake MI, then stop by
Point Betsie lighthouse, finally arriving at the lovely coastal town of Frankfort about 20
minutes from Go Jump in the Lake, replete with lighthouse/pier/beach, restaurants, brewery, movie theater, shopping, access to a great bike trail through wetlands and game preserve and more.
To the north, M-22 cuts through postcard-perfect scenery to the first town, Empire, known for its amazing high dunes and bluff views, then continues all the way up through the wine country of the Leelanau peninsula to the cute-as-can-be former fishing town of Northport.
Add the delights of Traverse City and you’ve just begun to experience North Michigan. Begin now!
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