Our Community


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Our schools are nestled in residential areas between scenic White Lake and Lake Michigan. As you drive through the approximately 120 square miles encompassed by the district you will find beautiful lakes, fertile farmland, plentiful orchards, scenic forests, and sandy beaches. Our communities offer an environment that bountifully provides recreational opportunities as well as an exceptional place for families to live and grow.

Montague has its very own cooperative art gallery, the White River Gallery and the Nuveen Community Center, an artseducation center. The Arts Council of White Lake hosts numerous events and activities including free summer concerts in the park.

Montague Farmers' Market is open Wednesday and Saturday mornings beginning with the arrival of fresh asparagus and bedding plants in spring. The market remains open throughout summer into fall. Roadside stands that offer fresh produce on a daily basis can be found along many of the country roads. Some growers allow "pick your own" harvesting of strawberries, blueberries and other fruits as they become seasonally available.

Sport fishing and hunting abound in area lakes, streams and forests. Area lakes and streams are home to a myriad of game fish ranging from small pan fish like perch and bluegill to trout, northern pike and salmon. White-tailed deer, wild turkey, several species of ducks and the occasional black bear are some of the wildlife native to the area.

Those with a passion for golf will find a wide variety of resorts and courses all around the area. The courses serve everyone from novice to pro. The largest resort and golf course, Double JJ, is currently constructing a conference center and indoor water park to compliment its ranch, hotel, restaurant, family park, campground, and rodeo offerings.

Old Channel Trail Golf Course, built in 1926 on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, features 27 exciting holes of golf. Renowned golf course architect Robert Bruce Harris designed the initial 9 holes. "The Woods" features Scottish type bunkers and native Michigan grasses. "The Meadow Nine" offers the park-like spaciousness of rolling greens and wide fairways. Challenging the exceptional golfer is the "Valley Nine" which winds around and across a deep, natural ravine. www.octgolf.com .

The trailhead for the 22-mile long Hart-Montague Bike Trail State Park is located near the world's largest weathervane in Montague. Recent extensions to the trail have been constructed in the White Lake area. Thousands of bicyclists, joggers, roller bladders and walkers enjoy the trail from early spring through late fall. Cross country skiers and snowmobilers take advantage of the beautiful white blanket of snow on the trail during winter.

To learn more about our community visit www.whitelake.org