Often cited as one of the most beautiful properties on Mullett Lake, Wal-Mar encompasses 17 acres of pristine woods, meandering creek & 288′ of sugar sand beach providing the ideal location for the endless boating & fishing opportunities waiting just outside your newly remodeled cottage. ‘The Outdoor Channel’ rates Mullett Lake excellent for bass fishing & filmed a tournament here in the summer of 2011. Test your skills catching bass, walleye & perch. A dock is available to you as is a mooring for your boat. In case you have a large boat, we can offer a 40’ x 15’ private slip at Duncan Bay Boat Club 20 mi. away on the Straits of Mackinac by Cheboygan. Boats, jet skis, water skis, wakeboards & other water sports equipment can be rented in nearby Indian River, 9 mi. away, & Cheboygan, 13 mi. away. There is a public launch 2 mi. away. Mullett Lake is 10 mi. by 4 mi. & 144’ at its deepest.
Your cares will vanish when you turn off East Mullett Lake Rd. onto your 1/4 mi. circle drive winding through lovely groomed forest where deer often are seen, ending at your romantic sanctuary nestled midway on a charming bay between Stony Point & Red Pine Point on gorgeous Mullett Lake. Trees provide privacy from all neighbors except for the property owner who loves spending his summers in another cottage on the property. Kick back & sip a refreshing drink on the beach fire pit patio as you watch the sun paint the sky in enchanting hues as it disappears on the opposite side of the lake. Drift off to sleep listening to the soothing gentle sounds of Waller Creek making its way to the lake. Early birds can watch deer at the salt lick in the birch grove across the creek before they head to the mouth of the creek for a drink. With camera & binoculars in hand, or maybe an easel & canvas, stroll through the woods & along the beach enjoying the many varieties of birds & other fauna & flora. Pick up shells from the beach. Young children can feel safe & comfortable in the shallow clear water as the gradual slope of the sandy beach to appr. 100′ out is only 2′-3′ deep. Glide quietly along with your sweetheart in 2 kayaks or share a canoe & you may spot a loon or bald eagle. This lake has been acclaimed by numerous conservation organizations for its high water quality. Explore the 38.2 mi. Inland Waterway connecting Lake Huron, Cheboygan R., Mullett Lake, Indian R., Burt Lake, Crooked R., & Crooked Lake. Take your boat across Mullett to eat at The Breakers or Noka Cafe or go to Indian River tying up at The Inn Between for fun casual atmosphere. For fine dining dock at Hack-Ma-Tack (dinner only) or Pier 33. By car there are numerous dining options. This is ‘Pure Michigan’ at its best.
The remodeled cottage finished in the fall of 2011, added a carpeted upstairs with 2 bedrooms & a bathroom with granite countertop. The rooms are light & airy. The kitchen was renovated at the same time providing new cabinetry, flooring & granite countertops. In the spring of 2012, the main floor will get new carpet, living room furniture & all bedrooms will get new bedding. The main floor has a.c. & baseboard heat is throughout the cottage. The dining room overlooks the creek & woods. There is a drop-down dining table in the enclosed lakeside porch for additional seating & lake views. The living room & enclosed lakeside porch have high-beamed ceilings as does the master bedroom upstairs. Large windows throughout provide spectacular views.
You may not want to leave your haven by the lake, but for those who do venture forth, there are endless things to see & do. Dine at the Rusty Anchor before taking in an excellent performance at the historic Cheboygan Opera House 16 mi. away. Bike or hike miles & miles of groomed trails spanning northern Michigan. There are riding stables in the area. Indian River 9 mi. away is a popular site to start an exhilarating tube, raft or kayak ride down the Sturgeon R. Explore by bike sweet Victorian homes, lush gardens, fun shops, galleries, historic fort & nice restaurants on romantic & picturesque Mackinac Island. For those wanting a more leisurely pace, hire a horse & buggy & don’t miss High Tea at the Grand Hotel. Only 30 mi. from the cottage are fast ferries connecting Mackinac City to Mackinac Island. You’ll see the breathtaking & world famous Mackinac Bridge. While in Mackinac City tour the retired Coast Guard icebreaker, ‘Mackinac’ or visit Mill Creek, a replica waterfall sawmill & zip line. Also check out Fort Michilimackinac built during the American Revolution. Enjoy a cruise on the Straits of Mackinac or SCUBA dive on shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Eighty-eight mi. from the cottage will get you on a daytime cruise or dinner cruise through the fascinating & massive Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. For a change of pace, look for that perfect piece of art or memento to take home while strolling around the fabulous harbor towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Bay Harbor, all near each other on Lake Michigan & only 30-35 mi. from the cottage. Each have nice parks, shops, galleries & restaurants to say nothing about lovely Victorian homes with manicured lawns. See Harbor Springs from the water & learn about its grand history during a free harbor tour on ‘Pointer,’ a classic historic boat compliments of Stafford’s Pier Restaurant. Nearby Boyne Highlands has excellent golf courses & the Young America’s Dinner Theatre.
Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all ~~ simply relax by the lake with a book you haven’t had time to read or gaze idly at the turquoise water as it rhythmically laps against the shore. Listen to the birds singing overhead. You will find rejuvenation in the soothing powers of nature. No matter how you choose to spend your time, Wal-Mar will provide you with a lifetime of memories.