Long Lake Photos and Highlights
The Sand Bar
A social meeting, party and swimming destination for Long Lake residents and visitors for over 40 years! This is located about 3/4 of the way north from the public landing. It features a very shallow, sandy bottom which makes it ideal for swimming, wading and water sports. Everyone is welcome, (providing you show respect for the others anchored on this location). Meet here on July 4th at 1:00 PM for the annual boat parade.
The Lake Village Homestead Farm
A pasture-based, beyond organic, farm cooperative located on the west side of Long Lake off 25th street.
They offer sustainably grown local food, nature recreation, community living, and farm education.
Their goal is to help the Kalamazoo community establish a conscious connection between the food we eat and the source of that sustenance. The farm sponsors an open house, wellness day, run and fitness program every spring.
The Roller Rink-(closed)
Originally built on the site of the old "Summer Home Park" dance hall, the Long Lake Roller Rink was first opened in 1952 and saw several generations of skaters through the historic doors. They closed the facility in 2019 and the structure was torn down.
Owned an operated by the City of Portage, this park offers an ideal opportunity for fishing, swimming, kids playground, sports, kayak rentals and picnic. Open 8:00 AM until dusk. Visit 8600 S. Sprinkle Rd. in Portage.
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4TH of July Boat Parade! Annual event. Meet at the sandbar at 1:00, decorate your boat and cruise around the lake.
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Cartoon by John Speeter