Videos to watch

United by Our Love of Clark Lake 
Raft-a-thon III
Making the Move – Graziani Cottage
Merry Christmas 2019
Christmas 2018 – Raft-O-Rama
Thanksgiving 2018Sponsors
Fall Flight 49234 – 2018
Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – 2017 Being thankful for Clark Lake (2 minutes)
Veterans at Clark Lake – Veterans tell you their own story (16 minutes)
Andy Scott’s Video – First published on Christmas Eve 2015, it includes two years of Clark Lake in action

DamCam

View of Clark Lake from the Palmer Dam at Ocean Beach  

Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam 

View the west end of Clark Lake 24/7 from the Township Park.

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Now There Are Two

Now There Are Two

As viewers of this website know, Clark Lake's horse population grew by one on Monday (4/8).   Since then, the colt has been named Sunny.  Jill Bentley says it fits because the eclipse also happened the day of his birth.  Now becoming accustomed to Jill's barn, KC's...

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Birth Announcement

Birth Announcement

One of two greatly anticipated births has taken place.  Welcome KC's foal to Clark Lake.  Above, Jill Bentley is with KC, the mare, and KC's offspring, a colt.  This photo was taken around 2 pm today (Tues 4/9), not long after Jill first saw the addition to the herd. ...

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Lights in the Sky

Lights in the Sky

From the earliest recorded history, mankind has look skyward. Looking up may elicit a variety of reactions.  If it's a storm, get the toys off the dock.  If it's starry night raft ride, feel refreshed.  If it's a Clark Lake sunset, feel inspired. If it's a solar...

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Spirit Trail Cleanup 2024

Spirit Trail Cleanup 2024

It was worth the wait.  The Spirit Trail Cleanup was called off the past two Saturdays, but that changed in a big way today (Sat 4/6).  As as the cleanup progressed under sunny skies, the temperature topped 50.  The Clark Lake Spirit was in full evidence among the...

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Spirit Trail Clean Up – Third Try Is the Charm

Spirit Trail Clean Up – Third Try Is the Charm

Will the third try be the charm for the Spirit Trail Clean Up?   The weather looks much friendlier for this Saturday (4/6).  Clean up begins at 9 am. All at the lake are invited to pitch in to clear away what winter has left behind.  Volunteers will meet at the Trail...

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Easter Egg Hunt 2024

Easter Egg Hunt 2024

A 1/4 inch of rain this morning did not deter the Easter Bunny nor dampen spirits for the Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon (Sat 3/30).  Kids 2 through 12 lined up to hunt eggs at Clark Lake Lions Club Park.  Inside the eggs were surprise treats.  Among the many eggs,...

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Spirit Trail Clean Up Postponed (Again)

Spirit Trail Clean Up Postponed (Again)

Depending on the forecast you view, predictions are for a 90% chance of rain tomorrow (Sat 3/30).  At this point, it looks as if most of the rain will take place in prime time for the Spirit Trail Clean Up.  So, plans have changed.  The clean up has been rescheduled...

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Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Once again, the Clark Lions Club is inviting kids 2 to 12 for the Easter Egg Hunt at 2 pm Saturday.  The location is the Lion's park.  Check out this map to find it. How did things go last year?  Lots of sunshine and smiling faces.  ...

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A Clark Lake Reminder

A Clark Lake Reminder

Clark Lake's look and feel covers a whole range of visual effects.  A favorite are sunsets that span the seasons. This beauty happened Tuesday, March 26th.  Sometimes sunsets linger.  Other times, you have to be quick to capture the magic. Spectacular sunsets and...

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More on the Township Park

More on the Township Park

Proposed modification to the Township Park on Hyde Road has caught the attention of Clark Lake residents and others in Columbia Township.  The goal of this article is to provide some context.  It recaps how some of the problems developed, and the current thinking of...

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Break-in at Ace Hardware

Break-in at Ace Hardware

Columbia Township Police are investigating a breaking and entering at Great Lake Ace Hardware in Brooklyn.  Police report that an employee who arrived early yesterday (Mon 3/24) found damaged front doors.  Officers were dispatched at 5:51 am.  When they arrived, they...

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The Spirit Trail Clean Up Is Rescheduled

The Spirit Trail Clean Up Is Rescheduled

Originally set for this Saturday (3/23), the annual Spirit Trail Clean Up has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 30, at 9 am. All at the lake are invited to pitch in to clear away what winter has left behind.  Volunteers will meet at the Trail head in the County Park...

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Be Ready for Alerts

Be Ready for Alerts

This is severe weather awareness week in Michigan.  Part of it is a statewide tornado drill that will take place tomorrow (Wed 3/20) at 1 pm.  You may hear sirens and alerts in various media.  "This is only a test." Have you wondered how a tornado is graded.  This...

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Grant for the Township Park

Grant for the Township Park

The Columbia Township Board is applying for a $150,000 grant for changes to the park at the west end of Clark Lake.  If approved, funds would come as a Recreation Passport Grant.  The grant would require the Township to match 25%, or $37,500.  The Township hired OHM...

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Super Saturday 2024

Super Saturday 2024

High tension wire electricity filled the air for Super Saturday.  Yesterday (Sat 3/16) marked the culmination of competitive play that began December 7th.  The League championship is determined when the leaders of the Red and Green Divisions face off in final combat. ...

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Plans for the Township Park

Plans for the Township Park

The Columbia Township Board will take up a proposal to improve the Township Park at the West end of Clark Lake.  As reported previously on this website, the park has had its share of problems.  Users of the park and those around it have been subject or exposed to...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 13

Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 13

Going into last nights play, any one of four teams could emerge victorious for the Red Division title.  The games were played, and now it is known who will face the Green Division on Super Saturday tomorrow (3/16).  Tom Nelson and John Menard won the Red Division...

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A Message about Clark Lake

A Message about Clark Lake

A new group of Clark Lakers has formed.  The goal?  Clean up the lake.  Unlike other efforts, this clean up goes beneath the surface.  Underwater lurks a massive collection of junk - bottles, cans, lawn chairs, and more.  Who hasn't lost a pair of sunglasses or even a...

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