Pressure Cracks, Open Water in Houghton Lake as Tip-Up Town USA’s 70th Anniversary Approaches

Tip-Up Town USA in Houghton Lake is this weekend—and the state of the lake’s ice is a concern.

A retired corrections deputy flew over Houghton Lake, providing the Roscommon County Sheriff with photos.

The pictures taken by Chris Ambrose show “multiple items of interest,” according to the sheriff’s office, including pressure cracks, open water and spots in the middle that appear slushy.

Locals ready to celebrate Tip-Up Town USA’s 70th anniversary will be watching the weather and lake over the next few days.

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