Lac La Belle
Lac La Belle, meaning beautiful lake, is our neighbor on the “south shore” and is the name of the lake and the town. Located on the other side of the Keweenaw fault, the topography is quite different than Copper Harbor with its layers of beautiful marbled sandstone.
Day-trippers will surely want to explore the surrounding Lac La Belle area, with outstanding examples of wildflowers as well as wildlife. The Gay-Lac La Belle Road is very scenic with many roadside parks to enjoy. The Bare Bluff Sanctuary (Michigan Nature Association) is a somewhat difficult hike, but worth the amazing views from the top.
The lake provides all the basics for water lovers; a state dock and boat launch, gas and additional dockage, and some mighty good fishing. Lac La Belle is linked directly to Lake Superior via a man-made channel maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There’s a steady flow of anglers moving out into the bay and lake every fine summer morning.