PADDLE, TUBE, SURF, OR RIDE AT A HIGHER LATITUDE.
From the Great Lakes to hundreds of inland lakes, rivers and streams, you’ll find a Dunegrass location nearby to elevate your fresh water fun.
Paddle, ride, surf, join a fishing tour, if you’re a water person, Crystal Lake has it all. At approximately 2.5 by 8 miles and a maximum depth of 165 feet, it is Michigan’s ninth-largest inland lake, so suit up, gear up and get out there!
Sometimes called Big Platte Lake a 2,516-acre lake surrounded by vacation homes great for fishing, water skiing, sailing and is home to the most photographed lighthouse in Michigan, Point Betsie Lighthouse. It’s about 5.5 miles from the Beulah Dunegrass store if you need supplies!
Flyboarding at Torch Lake
Just an hour or so northeast of Beulah, flyboarding is fast becoming a new favorite activity! It’s an extreme new water sport that will have you flying through the air on a pressurized jet of high water! This is a blast…
The Second longest river in Michigan, the Muskegon River is a great canoe or a tubing experience. Get started at Riverwalk Park which runs on both the east and west sides of the river with too many amenities to list. This is a lazy float, pass parks and wilderness, good friends, and a good time for sure. Canoes, kayaks, jet skis and tube rentals are all available locally. Check out the Riverwalk website before planning your trip.
A small, shallow lake, connected by a canal to Lake Mitchell, Lake Cadillac offers swimming, boating & fishing and more. On the northern shoreline of Lake Cadillac you will find Kenwood Park & Beach with a full bathhouse, daytime lifeguards, changing/bathrooms, a lakeside pavilion, a boat launch, children’s playground, park grills, foot bridge and picnic areas, plus a great disc golf course.
Flyboarding at Torch Lake
Just an hour or so northwest of Cadillac, flyboarding is fast becoming a new favorite activity! It’s an extreme new water sport that will have you flying through the air on a pressurized jet of high water! This is a blast…
A 2,580 acre lake, and over 2,000 acres of the lake is lush with aquatic cabbage weed. Mitchell State Park is a popular camping, fishing and boating destination and is an excellent opportunity to view a variety of wildlife and enjoy time at a higher latitude.
Lake Missaukee East of Cadillac in Lake City
The lake is an excellent spot for freshwater fishing, offering anglers bluegill, black crappie, bass, and walleye, with locations for shore and pier fishing. Missaukee County Park is located on the north shore of Lake Missaukee and features 33 acres of park with sandy beaches, campsites, restroom/shower facilities, playground, pavilions and picnic areas, ball fields and boat ramp.
Ostego Lake State Park
Enjoy five miles of boating, kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, skiing – whatever you’ve been wanting to try! No kayak or paddleboard? No worries, rentals are available. Don’t forget to check out the Ostego Lake Splash-In Facebook page for this year’s dates of the seaplanes fun and games on the lake for those of you that like to fly high!
Big Sable River
The Big Sable River is 52 miles long, flowing through Ludington State Park to empty into Lake Michigan. Long kayaking provides a slower approach to floating down the river, a great time to enjoy your favs from Dunegrass and have some lazy river daze.
Tubing at Platte River can be as extreme as you make it- but if you’re looking for easygoing, canoeing is also an option. While you’re there, check out Frankfort, Michigan which is packed with cool shops and amazing restaurants, located right on the shores of Lake Michigan. At the pier, you can walk out to view the spectacular lighthouse.
A narrow 860-acre, 18-ft.-deep river-fed lake, which has many local charter tours for some great fishing. If you charter, ask your Captain if the boat is 420 Friendly.
Superior Kayaking Company
Offering sunset kayak trips around Presque Isle, Superior Kayaking Company is a great place to start when looking for paddling adventures around Marquette. Their Presque Isle tour is 3-4 miles round trip and includes views of the Blackrocks formation, sandstone cliffs, and the Marquette shoreline. Visit superiorkayaking.com to book a tour.
Au Train River
The Au Train River is a gentle river that wanders through the Hiawatha National Forest. While canoeing, you will paddle by a few cottages, and then enter the wilderness of the Hiawatha National Forest. Keep your eyes open for wildlife that comes down to the water to drink, or watch for birds flying overhead. This is a great place to take it slow and enjoy time with your buds.
A state-designated ‘Natural River’ and a Blue Ribbon trout stream, the Boardman River is considered one of the top ten trout streams in Michigan and one of the most outstanding natural features of the Grand Traverse region. As such, the river and its watershed are enjoyed by anglers, boaters, hunters, hikers, and wildlife watchers alike. Learn More →
The Platte River stretches nearly 30 miles, starting at Long Lake in Traverse City and flowing out into Lake Michigan near Honor. The best stretch to float, kayak, or canoe is the Lower Platte, starting just below the bridge on M-22 at Riverside Canoes near Honor. The Platte River is often packed on weekends in the summer. If you want solitude, consider an early morning paddle or a week day for less congestion.