NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WZMQ) – This afternoon the city of Negaunee celebrated the reopening of Teal Lake Beach after a long expansion and improvement project that started last spring.
Teal Lake Beach was flooded with people waiting to see the changes that have been made after receiving an $82,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The project includes upgrades to the shoreline like expanding the sanded area, planting trees, moving the surface water outputs, and even making the beach more handicap accessible by adding a ramp down to the water so that everyone can enjoy the lake.
“We are glad that we have more room for people to be down here at our wonderful beach.” says Nate Heffron, the city manager of Negaunee. “We truly have one of the best lakes in the entire county to swim in, it’s warm, you don’t have to worry about getting freezed out at Lake Superior. Although Lake Superior is great, we’ll never say that she’s not, come on up to Teal Lake and have yourself a great time.”
With the Teal Lake Beach now being almost double the size it once was, the beach has fully reopened and is now completely accessible to the public.