Official Website of the Fife Lake Chamber of Commerce
Fife Lake Michigan is an historic
community on the shore of Fife Lake. The Fife Lake Chamber of
Commerce invites you to explore the lake and all of the local
treasures that make Fife Lake, Michigan such a special place. Here
are a few of the reasons to visit Fife Lake.
Fife Lake Development - Fife Lake Fireworks - Fife Lake Fishing - Fife Lake Historic Walk - Fife Lake Museums - The charming downtown of Fife Lake is walkable and offers several quaint shops, galleries and dining spots all within a short stroll to the shores of Fife Lake itself.
Historical Fife Lake
Fife Lake is an authentic Northern Michigan village founded in 1872. The village began as a lumbering town, fueled by the operation of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. Today, there are many ways for visitors to step back into the past and learn about our rich history while enjoying a full service resort community.
TAKE THE FIFE LAKE HISTORICAL WALK
Visitors can experience the unique history of Fife Lake first hand by going on the Fife Lake Historical Walk. The tour includes 27 display plaques throughout the village with wonderful historic photographs and a short write-up identifying a variety of historical buildings and sites. Brochures, including a map of the Historic Walk, are available at the historical museum and the Fife Lake Public Library.
TOUR THE FIFE LAKE AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Fife Lake, Michigan is proud to support an outstanding small-town museum. It is chock full of artifacts and displays relating to the history of this quaint village and the surrounding area. Starting with the geology of the area, they present information on Native Americans, the lumbering era, and farming. A bedroom, kitchen, dining room, and parlor are displayed in the style of the late 1800’s. You are sure to find much that is fascinating.
STOP IN AT THE HISTORIC ONE-ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE
Built in 1878, the building became the Fife Lake Township Hall in 1886, when a larger school was built. The library became the sole occupant when the new township hall was built. After our beautiful new library was built in 2006, the Fife Lake Area Historical Society purchased the building from Fife Lake Township and did a complete renovation. Today it is used to teach local history to 4th grade students and houses our genealogy records. Stop in and see an old-time school.
VISIT THE HISTORIC FIRE BARN
The oldest building in the village, built just four years after Fife Lake was platted, the fire barn now holds displays showing the development of emergency medical and fire services. Check out the sleigh used by a local doctor to make house calls, the 1937 truck modified to become a fire engine, the printing press used to report the many fires, and much more.
The museum, schoolhouse, and fire barn are open from 1:00 to 4:00pm on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays) throughout the summer.
For more information visit http://fifelakehistoricalsociety.com