Pentwater’s livelihood has a varied history starting with the earliest days as a lumbering community. When the timber ran out, furniture factories, brick factories, and commercial fishing sprang up. In 1867 the Village of Pentwater was founded and quickly became the hub of the community, located on the easterly shores of Pentwater Lake. The early part of the 20th century saw Pentwater becoming a vacation/resort community, which is how it is today.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk to the downtown shopping area, we are blessed with a State Park that is one of the most sought after camping areas in the state. The Park was a gift to the State of Michigan from the Charles Mears family, an early lumbering pioneer family.
If you have never visited Pentwater, give us a try and you too will call it “a little piece of heaven” and will want to join our growing community.