I was born and raised in Fenton and never realized how many lakes there are and in close proximity to each other. Did you know that within an eight mile radius of Fenton, there are 52 lakes? Each one isn't an all sports lake, but not everyone likes a jet ski speeding past their beach every few minutes on a busy weekend. There are many lakes that have limited horsepower, and some don't even allow a gas operated motor, only electric motors. A few lakes are only large enough to have a swim raft or push out in your kayak and go fishing on a quiet summer evening.
Years ago, the Fenton area was considered "up north" to many Detroit area homeowners, before the highways were built. That's why there are still many cottage-sized properties on many area lakes. Next time you are driving around our fabulous resort type areas, consider yourself fortunate to have so many waterfront opportunities.