Elk Rapids / Traverse City Area Recreation


Shanty Creek Resorts

Recreational Events

Blue Sky Rentals – Traverse City Boat Rentals
Blue Sky Boat Rentals in Traverse City brings you only the very best for your summertime fun! For instance, our SeaDoo GTI SE 1500cc high power, three passenger jetski rental is guaranteed to thrill you! Or, spend your afternoon bouncing on our 20 foot water trampoline. Relax with an early evening cruise around [...]

The Trading Post – Canoe, Kayak and Tubing Rentals
Welcome to The Honor Trading Post, we are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2013. As you may have heard the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was voted the most Beautiful Place in America by the viewers of Good Morning America and the Lower Platte River runs through the National Lakeshore so come on [...]

The River – Traverse City – Kayak and Bike Rentals
Come on down and check us out in the heart of Traverse City’s waterfront Clinch Park. We are Traverse City’s Bike and Kayak Rental headquarters! You can also enjoy a snack and stock up on any beach going goods as you enjoy West Grand Traverse Bay and Downtown Traverse City. We are also right [...]

Nauti-Cat Cruises
Nauti-Cat Cruises sails up to 4 cruises a day and is open 7 days a week. Our season is typically from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day, but we are often open before & after those dates.

Traverse Tall Ship Company – Schooner Manitou
Sailing out of Traverse City, the 114-foot long, 62-passenger schooner Manitou offers three different 2-hour cruises every day of the week with specially catered picnic meals included during the evening sail. Sunday evenings enjoy our Microbrew & Pizza Cruise featuring local favorites Right Brain Beer & Crusted Creations Pizza. Wine Tasting Cruises, featuring wine [...]

Riverside Canoe Trips – Platte River
Riverside Canoe Trips , since 1964, offers the best FAMILY river trips in Michigan. What other trip has shallow clear water, ends at a beautiful sandy beach, and goes through a National Lakeshore Park, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. As you begin to plan your “Up North” vacation, be sure to include a [...]

Crystal River Outfitters – Glen Arbor
Experience the beauty of the Crystal River! Splash through its gentle currents and explore its winding trail. Our kayak and canoe trips offer a fun adventure the whole family can enjoy (Just remember you may get wet)! Offering 17 years of safe, reliable service in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our trips lend [...]

Trail Atlas of Michigan
Hiking, Mountain and Road Biking, Nature, Cross Country Skiing, In-Line Skating, The 3rd Edition of the Trail Atlas of Michigan is totally revised for 2002 — the first revision since 1997. The Trail Atlas of Michigan is the only comprehensive guide of non-motorized trails for Michigan. The Atlas covers hiking, [...]

Traverse Bay Parasail
Come Parasailing with Traverse Bay Parasail. For breathtaking aerial views of the fabulous Traverse City Bay Area and crystal blue waters! Parasailing is a water-sport that is fun, safe and exciting for the whole family. We can take flyers from ages 1 to 101! We can take singles, doubles or triples! Double and triple flights are side [...]

Crystal Coaster at Crystal Mountain
The Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide will take your breath away! Ride the Loki Quad chairlift to the top of the mountain, hop on a specially-designed sled, and cruise down one of two parallel 1,700-foot-long curved tracks. You control the speed in this action-packed thrill ride with dips, high-bank turns, and [...]

Additional Traverse City Recreation Pages

Traverse City Area Golf Courses and Resort

Traverse City Area Skiing

Traverse City Area Snowmobiling