Two beach areas serve the common area: one for little children, with a sandbox by the water, and one for swimmers. Two rafts go out in the summer. The lake has almost no motorized traffic and, when following our guidelines, is safe for distance swimming. Many picnic tables are out on the common area. A fire circle, boats, a swing, changing room, sauna and beachhouse are all clustered in this common area. Separate changing rooms are provided in a building off the fenced-in area across from the log cabin. It is easy to come out in your regular clothes, even before work or after, and have a place to change in private, and have little storage bins for things you don't want to keep near you while you swim.
Explore the nooks and crannies of our quiet lake, appreciate the blooming water lilies and the stillness of Great Blue Herons, and listen for the calls of Sandhill Cranes. Boats are for use by members and their guests, and all asked to observe guidelines for use and sharing. Life jackets are available for use in boats, but not for swimming.
Here you can gather inside for games, crafts, a meal, or just sit and read or write on the screened porch. There’s a wood stove so cocoa parties after skating can be more comfortable. Also, this is available for rent during the fall, winter and spring (not summer, when member use is high). Paddles and life jackets for the boats are stored here.
Enjoy the wonderful wood fired cedar sauna any season, alone or with friends. Get steamy and relaxed, go for a dip (or not!). [We are hoping we can again share this resource later in 2021!]
Members camp here and know it will be peaceful and safe. We offer a small number of campsites, but our campground is rarely fully in use. A shower and bathroom are available for use of FLCC campers at the Michigan Friends Center, next to the campground.
Michigan Friends Center(MFC)
Michigan Friends Center is a Quaker-founded conference facility on the grounds of Friends Lake Cooperative Community. It is dedicated to spiritual renewal, earth stewardship and non-violent alternatives. Besides hosting programs for the public, MFC also offers rental opportunities to those that would benefit from a quiet spiritual place in nature. Renters have enjoyed the space for retreats, trainings, organizational renewal, and personal celebrations. The center is the building on the left as you drive in the entry road of FLCC.
For more information about the center and its programs, visit Michigan Friends Center.
For rental events: Contact: (734) 475-1892 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org