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Hamlin Lake Preservation Society


Protecting Hamlin Lake for Future Generations 

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Barnhart’s is located on the upper lake on the property adjacent to Arcadia.  Initially the area was called Barnhart’s Landing and the Barnhart family operated a farm on the property.  They supplied produce for the dinning room at Camp Arcadia.  At some point in the early 1900’s Barnhart’s opened a general store with a gas station, and took over the boat livery operation from Arcadia.

Through the 1950’s and into the 60’s, Barnhart’s was a center of activity on the upper lake.  People came here to get ice cream, rent a boat, buy worms, mail a letter, make a phone call, buy groceries and get the daily newspaper.  And if you were a teen ager, you hung out here to meet other teens on the lake.

Anyone have more information about the early history of Barnhart’s should contact us.  Additional photos as well as information would be welcome.


  Hamlin Lake Preservation Society, PO Box 178, Ludington, MI 49431