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Gun-Lake is centrally located in southwest Michigan in the heart of the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. This beautiful 2600-acre lake is near most of the major Michigan metropolitan areas, and just a three-hour drive from both Chicago and Detroit. Yankee Springs Recreation Area has 15,000 acres of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails through thick woods and unique landscape. It is, perhaps, the most visited of the area's mountain biking options. The northern stretches of Yankee Springs takes bikers up and down over sometimes-rugged terrain, making it a challenging and exhilarating ride. Swimming, boating and fishing and other water sports are also available on Gun Lake or on one of the other 300 lakes located in the area. You can canoe or kayak down the Thornapple River, and more than ten golf courses are within a short drive of the lake. Quaint villages and historic communities dot the landscape surrounding Gun Lake, and offer antiques and specialty shops, restaurants featuring delicious home cooking, and historic attractions and old-time festivals. Bowen's Mill, near Gun Lake, is an authentic, fully operational 1800s mill that today produces apple cider. Car lovers will enjoy the Gilmore Classic Car Museum, and the Charlton Park and Village Museum and Recreation Area is a must see for history buffs.

Surrounding areas: Delton, Michigan (9.1 mi), Plainwell, Michigan (12.9 mi), Allegan, Michigan (17.7 mi), Kalamazoo, Michigan (21.6 mi), Lake Odessa, Michigan (23.3 mi), Grand Rapids, Michigan (25.8 mi), Bloomingdale, Michigan (26.8 mi)

Gun Lake Vacation Rentals

Gun Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn622 Allegan StPlainwell, MI12.5 mi.(269) 685-9891
Amerihost Inn7625 Caterpillar CtGrand Rapids, MI17.3 mi.(616) 827-9900
Comfort Suites South7644 Caterpillar CourtGrand Rapids, MI17.3 mi.(616) 301-2255
Baymont Inn & Suites Byron Center8282 Pfeiffer Farm DrByron Center, MI17.8 mi.(616) 583-9535
Baymont Inn & Suites- Byron Center8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SWByron Center, MI17.8 mi.(616) 583-9535
Holiday Inn Express South6569 Clay Ave SWGrand Rapids, MI18.7 mi.(616) 871-0060
Brook Lodge Hotel And Conference Center6535 N 42ND StAugusta, MI19.0 mi.(800) 407-8486
40 Winks Motel2605 DouglasKalamazoo, MI20.0 mi.(269) 382-5737
Hampton Inn755 54th St SWWyoming, MI20.1 mi.(616) 261-5500
Radisson Plaza Hotal100 W Michigan AveKalamazoo, MI21.3 mi.(269) 343-3333
Super 8 Motel Grand Rapids727 44TH St SWWyoming, MI21.3 mi.(616) 530-8588
Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites2985 Kraft AveGrand Rapids, MI21.4 mi.(616) 940-1777
Baymont Inn-grand Rapids/airport2873 Kraft Ave SeGrand Rapids, MI21.5 mi.(616) 956-3300
Extended Stay America3747 29TH St SEKentwood, MI21.5 mi.(616) 977-6750
Comfort Inn - Grand Rapids4155 28TH StGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 957-2080
Crowne Plaza5700 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 957-1770
Days Inn4981 28TH St SEGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 956-9304
Days Inn5500 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 949-8400
Econo Lodge5175 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 956-6601
Hiilton Grand Rapids4747 28th St SEGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 957-0100
Knights Inn Grand Rapids Airport5175 28th StGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(800) 843-5644
Quality Inn Terrace Club4495 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 956-8080
Red Roof Inn5131 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 942-0800
Springhill Suites Grand Rapids Airport Se5250 28th St SEGrand Rapids, MI21.6 mi.(616) 464-1130
Motel 6 -N Kalamazoo3704 Van Rick RdKalamazoo, MI21.6 mi.(269) 344-9255
Stuart Avenue Inn229 237 Stuard AveKalamazoo, MI21.6 mi.(269) 342-0230
Super 8 Motel618 Maple HL DrKalamazoo, MI21.6 mi.(269) 345-0146
Courtyard By Marriott Grand Rapids Airport4741 28th StKentwood, MI21.6 mi.(800) 321-2211
Courtyard By Marriott--Grand Rapids4741 28th St SeKentwood, MI21.6 mi.(616) 954-0500
Comfort Inn At Wmu / Downtown739 W Michigan AveKalamazoo, MI21.7 mi.(269) 384-2800
Fairfield Inn Grand Rapids3930 Stahl Dr SEGrand Rapids, MI21.8 mi.(616) 940-2700
Homewood Suites By Hilton3920 Stahl Dr SeGrand Rapids, MI21.8 mi.(616) 285-7100
Motel 6 - Grand Rapids3524 28TH SeGrand Rapids, MI21.8 mi.(616) 957-3511
Ramada Plaza Hotel3333 28th Street SEGrand Rapids, MI21.8 mi.(616) 949-9222
Comfort Suites4520 Kenowa Ave SWGrandville, MI21.8 mi.(616) 667-0733
Residence Inn By Marriott - Grand Rapids2701 E Beltline SeGrand Rapids, MI21.9 mi.(616) 957-8111
Knights Inn-Kalamazoo Mi1211 S Westnedge AveKalamazoo, MI22.5 mi.(269) 381-5000
Residence Inn By Marriott Grand Rapids West3451 Rivertown Pt Court SWGrandville, MI22.7 mi.(616) 538-1100
Travelodge Grand Rapids65 28th St SWGrand Rapids, MI22.8 mi.(616) 452-1461
Grand Rapids Howard Johnson Plaza255 - 28TH St SWGrand Rapids, MI22.9 mi.(616) 241-6444
Bed & Breakfast
Hall House Bed & Breadfast106 Thompson StKalamazoo, MI21.7 mi.(269) 343-2500

Gun Lake Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan has a distinct four-season climate that is typical of most of the Midwest, except that it experiences some lake effect conditions due to the close proximity of Lake Michigan. Summer precipitation comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms. Lake Michigan acts as a giant "heat sink," which helps moderate the temperatures of the surrounding land, cooling summers and warming winters. It is also a natural humidifier, and this causes an increase in the moisture content in the air, creating heavier snowfalls in the winter. However, seldom are there prolonged periods of extreme heat combined with humidity in southwestern Michigan. Average annual snowfall is 36 inches, but varies greatly from year to year. Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 13°F 1.99 in. -
February 34°F 14°F 1.56 in. -
March 44°F 23°F 2.42 in. -
April 57°F 33°F 3.43 in. -
May 69°F 44°F 3.06 in. -
June 78°F 54°F 3.89 in. -
July 82°F 58°F 3.25 in. -
August 80°F 56°F 3.76 in. -
September 73°F 48°F 3.86 in. -
October 61°F 37°F 2.94 in. -
November 46°F 29°F 3.08 in. -
December 35°F 19°F 2.50 in. -

Gun Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located about 19 miles north of Gun Lake in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located approximately 24 miles southeast of Gun Lake in Battle Creek, Michigan, and finally the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International airport (AZO) located roughly 25 miles south of Gun Lake in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Gun Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI49.3 mi.
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI57.1 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN71.9 mi.
Funland Amusement ParkShelby TownshipMI80.6 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN88.6 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI26.0 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI26.1 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI57.1 mi.
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI97.5 mi.
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI107.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Hidden Valley Country ClubShelbyvilleMI5.5 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf ClubShelbyvilleMI5.5 mi.
Yankee Springs Golf CourseWaylandMI7.7 mi.
Mullenhurst Golf CourseDeltonMI9.9 mi.
Lake Doster Golf ClubPlainwellMI11.4 mi.
Gun Ridge Golf CourseHastingsMI12.1 mi.
Hastings Country ClubHastingsMI12.1 mi.
River Bend Golf CourseHastingsMI12.1 mi.
Briarwood Golf ClubCaledoniaMI12.4 mi.
Broadmoor Country ClubCaledoniaMI12.4 mi.
Shagbark Golf ClubPlainwellMI12.6 mi.
Lake Monterey Golf CourseDorrMI13.0 mi.
Lynx of AlleganOtsegoMI13.0 mi.
Prairiewood Golf CourseOtsegoMI13.0 mi.
Cheshire Hills Golf CourseAlleganMI17.6 mi.
Eagle Creek Golf ClubAlleganMI17.6 mi.
Ironwood Golf CourseByron CenterMI17.6 mi.
Byron Hills Golf CourseByron CenterMI18.4 mi.
Saskatoon Golf ClubAltoMI18.7 mi.
Tyler Creek Golf ClubAltoMI18.7 mi.
Meadowlane Golf CourseKentwoodMI18.9 mi.
Gull Lake View Golf ClubAugustaMI20.7 mi.
Gull Lake Views Stonehedge & North CourseAugustaMI20.7 mi.
Maple Hills Golf ClubAugustaMI20.7 mi.
Eastern Hills Municipal Golf ClubKalamazooMI21.7 mi.
Grand Prairie Golf CourseKalamazooMI21.7 mi.
Milham Park Municipal Golf CourseKalamazooMI21.7 mi.
Prairies Golf ClubKalamazooMI21.7 mi.
Red Arrow Golf ClubKalamazooMI21.7 mi.
Ridge View Golf CourseKalamazooMI21.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI24.6 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI31.4 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI35.9 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI50.3 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI58.9 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI95.2 mi.
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI100.2 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI114.3 mi.
State Parks
Fort Custer State ParkMI22.8 mi. 
Saugatuck Dunes State ParkMI34.6 mi. 
Holland State ParkMI36.4 mi. 
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI21.6 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI21.6 mi.(Art)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI26.0 mi.(Science)
Grand Rapids Art MuseumGrand RapidsMI26.1 mi.(Art)
Michigan Historical MuseumLansingMI49.9 mi.(History)
Impress 5 Science CenterLansingMI49.9 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI26.0 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI49.9 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN73.6 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN103.6 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI115.2 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH119.8 mi.

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