The Kalkaska County area has an abundance of natural recreation opportunities. State forest land constitutes a majority of the area. Over 80 inland lakes, and 225 miles of streams and rivers provide activities for fishermen, campers, boaters, and canoeists. The population and labor force of Kalkaska County continues to grow. In 1995, the county population increased 8.88% over 1990.
Principal Attractions and
Golf courses; centrally located to both snow- and water-based recreation; many square miles of state forest and recreation hunting and fishing; 20 miles from Grand Traverse Resort-the largest resort and convention complex in northern Michigan; 7 bridges; 275 miles of streams and rivers; 38 lakes.