See all the nominations so far for Michigan’s Best Inland Lake

Our search for Michigan’s Best Inland Lake is underway, and we’ve gotten over 60 nominations for fabulous lakes all over the state. (Garret Ellison | MLive)Garret Ellison | MLiveNorthern Lower PeninsulaTorch Lake, AldenOtsego Lake, GaylordLake Mecosta, MecostaCrystal Lake, Benzie CountyWalloon LakeLake CharlevoixGlen Lake, Glen ArborHardy Dam Pond, Big Prairie TownshipBurt Lake, Indian RiverHiggins Lake, Higgins LakeBlack Lake, OnawayLong Lake, InterlochenBear Lake, KalkaskaJose Lake, South BranchHoughton Lake, Houghton LakeLittlefield Lake, Gilmore TownshipWest Londo Lake, HaleHamlin Lake, LudingtonRifle Lake, Hill TownshipChippewa Lake, Chippewa LakeLake Leelenau (north and south), Lake LeelanauLime Lake, Maple CityMullet Lake, AlohaLake Missaukee, Lake CityLong Lake, Alpena TownshipHubbard Lake, Hubbard LakeLake Ogemaw, West BranchLake Isabella, Lake IsabellaIntermediate Lake, Central LakeCrooked Lake, ConwayEight Point Lake, LakeLake Charlevoix, CharlevoixPortage Lake, OnekemaElk Lake, Elk RapidsLake Margrethe, GraylingLake of the Clouds is one of the most popular spots in the U.P. 's Porcupine Mountains.MLive.com filesUpper PeninsulaIndian Lake, ManistiqueLake Michigammee, Imperial HeightsLake Gogebic, Lake GogebicMuskegon & LakeshoreMona Lake, MuskegonWolf Lake, MuskegonSpring Lake, Spring LakeKalamazoo & Southwest MichiganGull Lake, RichlandAsylum Lake, KalamazooUpper Crooked Lake, DeltonPine Lake, PlainwellTorch Lake sandbar without any boats, June 30, 2020. (Garret Ellison | MLive).Garret Ellison | MLiveGrand Rapids areaReeds Lake, East Grand RapidsGreen Lake, CaledoniaFlint & Thumb areaLake Fenton, FentonHolloway Reservoir, DavisonSilver Lake, FentonLake Ponemah, FentonBay City, Saginaw, MidlandWixom Lake, Gladwin CountyJackson areaClark Lake, Ocean Beach RoadVineyard Lake, BrooklynColdwater Lake, ColdwaterGilletts Lake, JacksonDuck Lake, SpringportDeep Lake, Cambridge Twp. Wamplers Lake, BrooklynAnn Arbor areaSouth Lake, Lyndon TownshipPortage Lake, PinckneyWhitmore Lake, Whitmore LakeDetroit MetroLakeville Lake, Addison TownshipLake St. ClairWhat Kitch-iti-kipi, Michigan's largest freshwater spring, looks like in the summer.

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Several Michigan beaches either closed or under bacteria contamination advisory

Several Michigan beaches are either closed or under a contamination advisory due to high bacteria levels heading into Fourth of July weekend. According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, there are currently 10 closures or advisories in Michigan. Most of them are in the Upper Peninsula. Much of the increase in bacteria levels are due to storm water runoff, according to the DEQ, but some are closed due to a potential toxin-forming blue-green algal bloom. Related: Gross: Study uncovers 10 Michigan beaches with most bacterial contaminationMichigan beach closures and advisories (as of July 1, 2020):Sanford Lake - Sanford Lake Park - Midland (Closure)Muskegon River - Crawford Park - Osceola (Contamination Advisory)Lake Michigan - Veterans Memorial Park - Antrim (Contamination Advisory)Pike Bay at Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Chassell Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)Torch Lake - Dreamland Camp - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Hancock City Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Houghton City Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Sandy Bottom Beach/ Dollar Bay - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)Torch Lake / Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Lake Linden Campground Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)Torch Lake / Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Hubbell Park - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)