A visit to the Great Lakes State would not be complete without visiting the picturesque Gun Lake area. Located near Wayland, Gun Lake is in Michigan’s southwest and offers something for all visitors. Whether you like getting back to nature, learning about history, or looking for some interesting entertainment, the Gun Lake area has everything you could possibly look for.
Here are some of Gun Lake’s top attractions:
Gun Lake Casino
Situated about five miles west of Gun Lake, this tribal casino offers outstanding entertainment for all gamblers. Patrons can enjoy table games, slots, and sports betting. The casino operates 24/7 and has a variety of eateries to suit every visitor’s palate. Now that Michigan online gambling is legal, Gun Lake Casino has launched its online operation, Play Gun Lake. Gun Lake Casino falls on Native American land governed by Michigan’s Band of Pottawatomi Indians.
Local historical attractions
For history lovers, a trip to Gun Lake offers a chance to visit the working museum at Bowen’s Mill. Its grist and cider mill still grinds corn as it did in the 1860s, providing a unique insight into the life and times of its original residents. The mill is set on 19 acres of land, and tourists will also visit a Victorian home and schoolhouse, a water wheel, and a historic covered bridge.
Even though the world is opening after a devastating pandemic, many tourists remain eager to get a taste of America’s past. The Charlton Park and History Museum provides tourists with a chance to understand how their Pioneer ancestors lived long ago. Among its historic buildings are homes, businesses, community buildings, and a church, used as a desirable contemporary wedding venue.
Yankee Springs State Recreation Area
The jewel of Gun Lake tourism, this recreation area boasts no fewer than nine lakes where visitors can participate in various water sports depending when they visit. Visitors can bring their boats or rent one for the duration of their stay. During summer months, tourists can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and equestrian activities when they visit this area. Winter visitors can expect to enjoy some snowshoeing, skiing, and ice fishing as part of their trip. Among the area’s panoramic views is the Devil’s Soup Bowl, a geographic phenomenon caused by glacial water runoff. The Yankee Springs State Recreation Area boasts several campsites where visitors can enjoy communing with Mother Nature.