Well this hits home for me, literally. I grew up just outside of Charlevoix and went to school there, and spent countless hours on this lake and was next to it nearly everyday in my childhood.
A USA today poll was done, and lake Charlevoix came up at #2. It is a beautiful lake, no question. I was just at it a few weeks ago. Nice as ever. Only Lake Tahoe (Granted, is MUCH bigger) beat out our Lake. Fine be me. Keep Tahoe - I'll take a Northern Michigan lake any day!