Michiganders are no stranger to lakefront fun. For those of us who call Detroit home, shoreline exploration typically begins along the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, or Lake Huron itself. While these larger and more popular bodies of water have their many appeals, inland lakes are just as fantastic – and one Metro Detroit county is sure to impress with its incredible array of scenic waterfront options.
If you’re a Detroit local, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Oakland County. After all, this section of land encompasses beloved Metro Detroit cities like Pontiac, Southfield, and Royal Oak.
While the county is primarily lauded as the homeplace of bustling cities and towns, its natural beauty is often overlooked. In fact, Oakland County itself boasts a truly incredible array of inland lakes.
Of course, this assessment of the area’s lakes is compiled by the Department of Natural Resources, but the Oakland County Parks system has previously placed the number of lakes at over a thousand.
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