Lake St. Helen is another of Northern Michigan’s large and popular recreational lakes. The lake is located in Roscommon County. Lake St. Helen is 2,390 acres in size and more than 25 feet deep at its deepest point. It is known for its clear waters and its variety of fish including bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, sunfish, walleye, black crappie and smallmouth bass. Lake St. Helen is popular for recreation year round, visitors and residents alike enjoy fishing throughout the year as well as swimming, kayaking, sunbathing and boating in the warmer months. The Bluegill Festival is held each summer bringing out fishermen from all over the state.
Headwaters for the mighty South branch of the AuSable River; Lake St. Helen is a lakefront paradise and offers a huge variety when it comes to homes and properties for sale. At any given time there are dozens of lakefront properties for sale on this popular and beautiful Northern Michigan Lake. Unlike some major Northern Michigan lakes, Lake St. Helen offers more privacy and a huge variety of homes for sale.
Roscommon County is a great place to live with a population of just over 24,000 people and a total area of 520 square miles. The Village of Roscommon is the county seat and located in the north central portion of the county. The beautiful AuSable River runs through Roscommon and provides much of the recreation for the village. One famous stretch, known as the “Holy Water” is considered by many to be the best place in the world for trout fishing. Because of its geographical location, Roscommon is the perfect place to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling, fishing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking, bird watching, biking, camping, ice fishing and so much more. Roscommon offers exceptional beauty, relaxation and numerous annual events and festivals.
When it comes to lakefront living, there are many advantages. Not only can lakefront home ownership lead to a great investment for yourself and future generations of your family, it can also benefit your health. Though we must protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun, a certain amount of exposure to the sun is vital for the production of vitamin D which we need in order to produce calcium. It’s hard to get enough calcium in our daily diets so if you live by a lake; you’re more likely to spend time outdoors getting sun. There’s nothing like the soothing sounds of water lapping up against the shore or the wildlife and that makes its home near the water. Many people purchase white noise machines to sooth them to sleep at night. Living by the water provides you with your own natural peaceful and relaxing sound machine. Plus, living on the water generally means you’re far away from the harsh noise of the city.
Living near the water and away from the city also means the air is fresher. Fresh air provides negative ions which help you absorb oxygen better which in turn reduces free radicals, relieves stress, increase alertness and help you sleep better at night. If you’ve ever wondered why you feel so relaxed after a day on the lake, the fresh air is one of the reasons. If living on one of Northern Michigan lakes like Lake St. Helen can relax you, it can also lead to less stress and anxiety and a healthier lifestyle.
Whether you live on lakefront property or anywhere in Northern Michigan, there are additional advantages to enjoy. Whether the snow is falling or the autumn leave are reaching peak color or the lakes are calling, Northern Michigan is a place where year round recreational opportunities excel. The people who live in, vacation in, or make Northern Michigan their summer get-a-way, know all too well that it is a place like no other. No one living in Northern Michigan dreads looking out their front window to see a blanket of fresh white snow has covered the landscape. That just means it’s time to go out and play. The opportunities for winter fun include long walks in the woods, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country skiing, or downhill skiing at one of the many nearby resorts. After an invigorating day playing in the snow, there’s nothing better than cozying up to a warm fire with a hot drink and your closest friends in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re not a fan of winter and spend the cold months in a warmer climate, heading to Northern Michigan to spend time on one of the popular lakes like Lake St. Helen can be a great choice. Many people who flock to warmer climates in the winter find that when summer comes, it’s almost too hot to enjoy your favorite activities. When warm weather arrives in Northern Michigan, it’s the perfect time to head out for 18 holes of golf or take a leisurely walk on the miles and miles of wilderness trails. While it might be too hot in Florida, in Northern Michigan it’s perfect for a relaxing day out on the boat with friends or family, fishing, picnicking, kayaking, a bike ride, a jog around the lake or a baroque dinner served in your back yard followed by a bonfire when the sun goes down.
If you are interested in Lake St. Helen Lakefront Property Listings, or thinking about taking advantage of the many benefits of living by the water or in Northern Michigan, Ken Carlson is here to help you find just what you are looking for. Whether you are making the move a permanent one or just searching for that ideal and relaxing summer get-a-way, Ken Carlson Realty has the connections, respect and information to assist you in finding the Lake St. Helen lakefront home or property of your dreams.
Begin your search here or if you have other questions about lakefront homes for sale in Northern Michigan, call Ken Carlson at 989.240.0970 for more information on to get you one step closer to realizing your dream of being able to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Ken Carlson Realty is your source for St. Helen and Lake St. Helen Lakefront Real Estate.