Newport Beach – Portage Lake, Dexter, Mich., circa 1930’s- 1950’s. As evidenced by the number of picnic tables, Newport Beach Club was (and is) a favorite spot for families for decades on the south end of Portage Lake. The willow tree on the left grew to enormous size, and was a favorite gathering spot for racing sailors until it came down in a storm in the 1980’s.
Portage Lake Cottages Dexter Mich., undated and unused. It’s possible this view is of the south-east corner of Portage, near the marina.
What used to be Newport Beach is now Portage Yacht Club, still active and popular on Portage Lake, accessed by water and from Dexter-Pinckney Road.