Michigan Hospitality at Klinger Lake
Klinger Lake and the community of Klingers lie just north of the Indiana border in St. Joseph County, Michigan. The lake and town were named for Peter Klinger, an early settler of the region. With its roots in the past and its eyes on the future, the Klinger Lake area blends updated lake-community luxuries with old-world charm. Rent a Klinger Lake lake house in this small community and be a part of this small-town family for a week or two.
A Well-Maintained Lake
Klinger Lake is large, at 822 acres. It is also significantly varied in depth. While about half of the lake area is no more than 10 feet deep, the lake floor plunges to 71.5 feet at its greatest depth. Fishermen who rent Klinger Lake lake houses love that bluegill, rock bass, redear sunfish, and black crappie are abundant in Klinger Lake. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and yellow perch can also be found.
The local lake association and community take great pride in the lake, which shows in the meticulous care they take of the facilities and lake conditions. They are vigilant against invasive and destructive foreign plant life, and they recently installed a new dock and graded the parking lot to improve usability. With a great lake association preserving optimal conditions, you are sure to have a spectacular experience on the water. Whether you choose to sail, kayak, swim, or simply relax on the waterfront yard of your Klinger Lake lake house, you’ll love knowing that your neighbors are looking out for the beauty and well-being of your gorgeous surroundings.
An Engaging Community Atmosphere
When you’re not kicking back on the lake, there is much to do and see in the surrounding townships. When you rent a lake house on Klinger Lake, you are moving into a close-knit, family-style community, so don’t be afraid to jump in and enjoy the small-town fellowship.
White Pigeon Township has a community museum operated by the St. Joseph County Historical Society: the White Pigeon Land Office Museum. This site houses pioneer collections and is open by appointment. The White Pigeon Township Library is a community center that hosts numerous clubs and activities, like
Story Time, Craft Week, Lunch and Lit Club, Nighttime Mysteries, yoga, tai chi, and a knitting group, to name just a few.
In Nottawa Township to the north, you’ll find another library of note. Nottawa Township Library is part of The Library Cat Society, and you’ll love watching the antics of the library cat, named Caldecat. The library also features a Michigan Nature Room with maps, activity stations, books, and displays focused on the native wildlife and ecosystem of Michigan—complete with a fish tank and a terrarium. Nearby Nottawa Fruit Farm sells fresh produce and so much more. Their pies are famous among locals, especially their signature recipe that features peaches, blueberries, and cherries. Pies can be enjoyed fresh or bought frozen to take back to your Klinger Lake lake house to cook and savor later. Depending on the season, Nottawa Fruit Farm also sells preserves, honey, and candy, and when strawberries are at the peak of ripeness, they let you pick your own right out of the patch!
Just west of Nottawa is Centreville, where you’ll find the Centreville Michigan Antique and Vintage Flea Market. If you love to rummage, plan your trip to Klinger Lake to coincide with one of the four yearly market days, in the summer or early fall. And golfers will enjoy hitting the links at Island Hills Golf Club, which visitors say is well maintained and challenging.
If you decide to head south from your Klinger Lake lake house in search of adventure, you won’t want to miss Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, just over the border in Shipshewana, Indiana. Get ready for a safari-style adventure as a horse-drawn wagon drives you through a variety of animal sanctuaries full of both domestic and exotic species. You will experience close encounters with all sorts of creatures as they approach the wagon for a snack. There is also a petting zoo area where you can pet farm animals—and even hold baby animals like ducklings and bunnies!
Renting a Klinger lake house will put you right on the water to enjoy a fantastic vacation at the lake. And no matter which direction you head from your lake house, you will run smack dab into a community that is waiting to welcome you with open arms. When you rent a Klinger Lake lake house, you get a generous helping of Michigan hospitality to go with it.