4th of July Fun

Independence Day is just around the corner which means the return of our Annual Boat Regatta & Parade.

Beginning at NOON, Monday July 4th gather in front of the Schroeder’s dock, directly across from Novak Island on the east side of the lake with your watercraft.

Decorate your boat, wear your red, white, and blue clothing, and …

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2022 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 16 for our annual meeting.  We will meet at the Pipke Park building again and the business meeting begins at 10 a.m.  We hope to schedule a speaker this year.

Following the meeting, stay for a pot luck lunch and a chance to socialize with your lake neighbors!

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Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes are now available from our annual meeting.  Thank you to all who attended.

Ed and LaVergne Brodsky had an unexpected visitor on their deck!  Also check out the beautiful seed pod photo from Ed that is now front and center in our plants gallery.

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Annual Meeting July 17, 2021

Our meeting will be held at the Pipke Park pavilion starting at 10 a.m.  We plan to let everyone socialize until 10:30 when the business meeting will start.

Did you spend time on a hobby during the pandemic?  As an icebreaker, we ask you to consider bringing an item to display for our “Covid Craft Corner”.  Let’s …

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2021 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is set for Saturday, July 17 starting at 10 a.m. at Pipke Park.  The building there has garage doors that open on both sides to provide an open air environment.  We will have a short business meeting followed by a social hour  and picnic lunch.

The Discovery Center has been coordinating a project …

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Slow-No-Wake Rules


The Town of Presque Isle has an ordinance that prohibits any motorboat from operating faster than slow-no-wake speed within 200 feet of any lake shoreline.  Click the link below to read the details.

Several years ago, the VVLA posted this map at our landing to give people a visual image of what that means on our …

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Shoreline Lighting

Our annual meeting by email has concluded and minutes are posted.  There was a question raised about the rules for shoreline lighting.

Many of us enjoy  the opportunity to live in an area where the stars can be viewed and lights from neighboring homes are kept to a minimum.  Presque Isle has an ordinance describing what …

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2020 Annual Meeting changed to Virtual Meeting


Two happy events that occurred on the lake this summer!  Read agenda for details.


Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the VVLA Board has made the decision to change this year’s annual meeting from an in person event to a report via either email or paper mail.  Open …

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Summer 2020

Some good news on Van Vliet Lake this summer.  The eagles built a new nest on the north end of the lake and the eaglet is checking out the world from on high.  Thank you, Ed Brodsky, for providing this photo.

Our annual meeting has been rescheduled to August 15.  Current plan is to hold the …

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Fall Activities

It’s Labor Day weekend and the traditional end to summer fun.  We hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the lake and the area this summer.  Fall can be a lovely season  to continue to appreciate our lake.


There are two guided hikes in the Van Vliet Hemlocks sponsored by the Friends group this …

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