by Pat Leavy
on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 1:51pm.
On the leeward side of Walloon Lake’s North Arm along Kilarney Shores Road, one can gaze across toward the treed hillsides and Jones Landing. Aside from an occasional easterly storm, these shores are usually quiet.
Pontoon boats and assorted runabouts float at the ready for an evening cruise or weekend ride, and one of those enchanting boat rides is around the point, south, where you’ll find access to Walloon Village and all the amenities it offers. You’ll also be able to navigate greater sections of the lake, west and further north. For those who prefer an auto tour, your only a few miles from Petoskey and Walloon Village if you cut over from Resort Pike Road on Williams Road to US-131.
An added bonus to the homes along Kilarney Shores Road is the quiet bay-like harbor where most lake traffic only enters for a quick turnaround. As summer heats up along with the use of watercraft, the top of the North Arm is like having your cake and eating it, too. A beautiful lake, gorgeous sunrises, access to all parts of Walloon Lake yet some quiet solitude when desired. But if needed, friends and family are able to launch directly across from you at Jones Landing. This public, but little used pathway is a pretty picnic and beach area sequestered among the property owners - and impeccably maintained by Bear Creek Township.
For many, life on a lake is filled with activity and access to more. For others, it's a respite from the grind, and a chance to regale in the knowledge that a quiet shoreline, lays at your behest, right out your back door. Living off of Kilarney Shores Road and the North Arm of Walloon Lake provides for both.