Historic Interlochen Article

3/9/18 Record-Eagle

About Green Lake Township

Green Lake Township, which was organized in 1883, is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Michigan. The commercial and population center of Green Lake Township is the Village of Interlochen, located along M-137 just south of U.S. 31. Green Lake Township is located in the western part of Grand Traverse County and is bounded by Long Lake Township to the north, Blair Township to the east, Grant Township to the south, and Inland Township (in Benzie County) to the west. 

The township is home to portions of the Platte River and Betsie River watersheds, and features over 38 lineal miles of lake frontage. Several lakes are located in the township, including Duck Lake, Green Lake, Cedar Hedge, Lake Dubonnet, Ellis Lake, Tonawanda Lake, and two Bass Lakes. Green Lake Township is also home to the world-renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts and Interlochen Arts Academy. Interlochen State Park, located on the shores of Duck Lake and Green Lake, was the first state park formed in Michigan.
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Historic photos courtesy of Interlochen Historic Society