The Township of Elk Rapids
Antrim County, Michigan 49629
"A Small Community of Dedicated Families Working Together for a Better Living"
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Regionally, the Township of Elk Rapids, which contains the Village of Elk Rapids is within twenty minutes of Traverse City, the regional hub city of the area. Elk Rapids Township borders Elk Lake, which is one of the Chain of Lakes of Antrim County, containing 78 miles of navigable waters. The Harbor in Elk Rapids Village, leads to the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan, and thereafter to all the Great Lakes and their tributaries.
The Township of Elk Rapids sits on the east shore of the Grand Traverse Bay about 15 miles north of Traverse City and just over 30 miles south of Charlevoix. The Village of Elk Rapids within the Township is completely surrounded by the Township. The Township is bounded on the East almost entirely by Elk Lake and, in total, is only a little over seven square miles of territory.
The North section containing most of Bass Lake & Birch Lake and fully contains the Palmer-Wilcox-Shah Day Conservation Park on the East Arm of the Grand Traverse Bay. The Township is located in a golfer's mecca close to many great courses. The rolling high lands in the Southern portion of the Township are mostly covered with fruit orchards and lovely local farm markets, while the Northern end is is mainly in forests, lakes and wetlands. Most of the Township & Village shore lands have been developed for residences.