Photo Friday

Friday Photos

September 27, 2019

Happy Friday! This week we want to share a few photos of where I (Michael) grew up – Houghton Lake, MI.

Fun Facts

  • Houghton Lake is the largest natural inland lake in Michigan at about 20,044 acres or roughly 26,450 football fields.
  • It was originally called Roscommon Lake, renamed after Douglas Houghton.
  • 30 miles of shoreline – it’s only 23 miles to Harrison!
  • Residence time of 1.2 years – I had to google it too, don’t worry.
  • Average depth of 7.5′ – a shallow lake.
At it’s widest, Houghton Lake is about 5 1/2 miles across and 10 miles long!
One of two dams built to create and enhance wetland habitat along the Backus Creek.

The Backus Creek (pictured above) half-moons our house. My Dad often tells me stories about Sucker fishing here as a youngster. He also likes to refer to it as the “Mighty” Backus. For those of you who are local readers, I know you’re chuckling.

An aerial view of the property and Backus Creek. The house I grew up (lower center), our cousin’s cabin (bottom left) and the house my dad grew up in (top center).

Below are a few videos of the area that I took with my drone. Looking back on it, the videos are some of the first I ever created. I hope you enjoy them!

Happy Weekend! Go on an adventure. Make some memories. Seek the unScene.


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1 Comment
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    Mary Beth

    September 27, 2019

    These are beautiful! I like the music with the scenery. It makes me think of the beginning or end of a movie with the soundtrack in the background! Have a great weekend, Abbi and Michael!

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Michael & Abbi
Indianapolis, IN

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the internet. We are Michael and Abbi, the couple behind Seek the unScene. In August of 2019, we got engaged atop a terrace in Traverse City, MI. In 2020, we will say "I do" in Kauai (more on this later). Seek the unScene was created to capture our travel adventures both near and far from our home in Indianapolis, IN. Michael has a passion for capturing our adventures using his Drone and GoPro, then creating scenic videos. We are glad that you are here! Join us as we Seek the unScene.

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