- May 2013
- Northern Michigan Vacations: Get Out on the Water This Summer in Leelanau
Northern Michigan Vacations: Get Out on the Water This Summer in Leelanau
Northern Michigan Vacations: Lake Michigan and plenty of inland lakes to choose from- get out on the water in Leelanau County this summer!
Jun 20, 2013 Angela Brown
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Northern Michigan Vacations: There’s plenty to do for the land-lovers in Leelanau County, but you can see even more from the water. Jet ski the perimeter of Little Glen, take a crack at surfing on the big waters, paddle with the family on the Crystal, or relax after-dinner on a sunset cruise that hugs the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Sail the Inland Seas
Book the astronomy cruise on this 77-foot schooner to stargaze beyond the city lights, or join the Family Science Sail to trawl and test the waters—all while singing some communal sea shanties. 100 Dame St., Suttons Bay
, 231.271.3077, schoolship.org
Take a Sunset Cruise
Watch the sunset from an ever-changing vantage point, edging the coast along the dramatic slopes of shoreline dunes, on a 11/2-hour evening sail on the Mishe-Mokwa ferry. 231.256.9061.
Paddle the Crystal
Rarely deeper than two feet, the Crystal River
is a family favorite for leisurely float trips and chances to spot such wildlife as great blue heron and whitetail deer on the cedar-lined shore. Rent: Crystal River Outfitters, 6249 W. River Rd., 231.334.4420, crystalriveroutfitters.com