Beaches, Lakes & Rivers

Welcoming waters invite swimmers, boaters, floaters and beachcombers to bask in their glory.


Fall colors reflected in Michigan lake

Fall Foliage Cruising Hot Spots

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of boating adventures, and the Inland Waterway provides and then some. Read More

Walk the Beaches to Find These 4 Rockhound Favorites

Thanks to the waters of the Great Lakes and the state’s geological history, Michigan is one of the best states in the... Read More

Michigan State Parks with Unique Features

While they have Lake Michigan—and its spectacular sunsets—in common, each of the state parks along its shore offer so... Read More

Best Beach Adventures 

Feel the silky sand between your toes on dunes and beaches with singing sand! Read More

Top 5 Ferry Services on Michigan Lakes

The communities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs, near the tip of Michigan’s Mitten, have been destinations for summert... Read More

Paddle Through Diverse Scenery on 5 Urban Rivers

Have kayak – will paddle. The rivers that flow through Lansing, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Detroit are id... Read More