Bear Lake is a little village in the north part of Manistee County. Not only is Bear Lake close to Lake Michigan...but it's also home to it's name-sake- Bear Lake (an 1,800 acre, all sports, inland lake). Downtown there are lots of little shops featuring local artists, a pharmacy and two gas station/convience stores. Bear Lake also has an 18 hole Golf Course- Bear Lake Highlands, a Dollar General, Grille 44 Restaurant, a Grocery Store, and it's own k-12 School. Just East of town is Rockin' R Stables, which is a real horse ranch with trail rides and speed shows during the summer. And just North of town is Crystal Mountain Resort, a top ski and golf resort. Year round life is good in Bear Lake, and there's always plenty to do.