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Canadian Lakes is a residential community in west central Michigan. Located in Mecosta County, Morton Township, it is five miles southwest of Mecosta Michigan, and eight miles east of Stanwood (exit 131 on US 131).
Canadian Lakes consists of seven thousand wooded acres, several golf courses, sixteen lakes and two thousand acres of wooded common area. This private community is home to several shopping areas, banks, grocery stores, retirement homes but no fast food restaurants. It is served by it’s own 3800 foot airstrip.
Golf courses are the Royal, Pines and the Highland, all association courses. Canadian Lakes is also home to the championship courses, St. Ives and Tulleymore.
Canadian Lakes consists of several connected lakes; Canadian Lake (240 acres), East Canadian Lake (76 acres) West Canadian Lake (100 acres) and the Far West Canadian Lake (40 acres). Several smaller lakes of various sizes can also be found in the area; Rush Lake, Lake Laura, Range Lake, Fawn Lake, Sunset Lake, Spring Lake, Kitt Lake, Lost Swan Lake, Canyon Lake, Dukes and Kilkenny Lake. All of these are private lakes with no public access. The often overlooked beautiful Little Muskegon River also runs through the community.
The lakes (and ponds) and golf courses give this area a relaxed, resort type lifestyle and makes it an ideal retirement destination. Everything one needs can be found here.
One point of curious interest in the area is the castle. Yes, a castle, built in the early 1960’s by the developer of the community. Located on one of the highest points in Mecosta County overlooking Lake of the Clouds and the 8th green and the 9th tee of the Highland golf course. The 10,000 square foot first floor of has a stage and is used by community theater and for musical events. The second floor is a balcony and the rest used for storage. The third floor was the developer’s personal residence and is now vacant.
Fall and winter are beautiful times to visit Canadian Lakes, so don’t put off until spring what you can do today!