Down by the Big Sauble River

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    The Big Sauble River empties into Lake Michigan about 1/4 of a mile from where this image was taken. From the Hamlin Lake Dam until the fast-moving and dangerous Outlet, the Sauble is slow-moving and shallow--perfect for a leisurely float on a tire tube in hot weather. My son Eric and I spent about an hour walking on one of the trails--and hardly saw a soul. This time of year, after the tourists have gone home and the days have grown colder, it just feels good to be near it.

    Explore - November 12, 2006 #461

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    1. Jim Sorbie 91 months ago | reply

      Nice picture!

    2. flopper 91 months ago | reply

      Simply Beautiful, great job Diann!

      You are my winner!
      Please add this photo to

    3. Diann* 91 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate it.

      Thanks flopper! I'm happy to do that...

    4. jimbeau34 91 months ago | reply


    5. ♥loveberries 91 months ago | reply

      So beautiful, the reflections are so pretty.

    6. lvpitbear 91 months ago | reply

      Such a serene mood you've created here. Even with the trees devoid of their leaves, it still feels warm.

    7. cloud_nine 91 months ago | reply

      excellent reflections and view !!

    8. Argelia Castañeda 90 months ago | reply

      very nice shot¡¡ :))

    9. leafy 90 months ago | reply

      ... lovely shot here! ...

    10. skin 90 months ago | reply

      The discussion on this picture for the Weekly pool can be found here.

    11. Gradys Kitchen 90 months ago | reply

      How have I missed this scenery gem is my 32 years in MI?!? Thanks for opening my eyes to it. Excellent photo as well.

    12. Kathy~ 90 months ago | reply

      still like this shot, very peaceful
      Seen in The Michigan Gallery (?)

    13. Diann* 90 months ago | reply

      Thank you -- I am glad that you all like it.

    14. The Inertial Gallery 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sauble Beach, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    15. Diann* 83 months ago | reply

      Toronto Realtor, thanks for the invitation...but I think you're confusing this location with a location in Ontario? I'd be happy to add it, if you want images of different locations with the name Sauble/Sable in them.

    16. farlane 82 months ago | reply

      Hello! This photo appears on Anyone Redefined on Absolute Michigan.

      Thanks for adding it to the Absolute Michigan pool!

    17. Diann* 82 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for adding this to Absolute Michigan. I'm always thrilled when one of my photos are selected for that website.

    18. forestedge 69 months ago | reply

      A lovely photo in a great set! You are quite right, I could almost have mistaken this for the River Cree above Newton Stewart!

    19. Jack E T 47 months ago | reply

      You mention the dangerous outlet into Lake Michigan, there was one summer when the outlet had been changed during the winter and the outlet was very shallow and extremely swift like a Water Park Ride. You could get in just out from the bridge and slide along the bottom like a water slide, We spent many days that summer sliding along that rare water slide occurence.

      The following summer the river channel had drastically became much deeper and the ability to slide along the river bottom was gone. This was around 1964 when Lake Michigan was recorded as being at one of its lowest levels until maybe recently. I always enjoy your photo's as they bring back so many childhood memories and views of how things have changed from when we lived on the South Bayou of Hamlin Lake. We had plenty of fun at Ludington State Park, hiking on many of the great trails.

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