Adventure Itineraries

Adventure Vacation Ideas for Lake Michigan and Leelanau County

Crystal River Kayaking Tour

Experience the beauty of the Crystal River! Splash through its gentle currents and explore its winding path. Crystal River Outfitters offers a 2-3 hour float down the Crystal River with almost the entire 7 miles spent in the Sleeping Bear National Park. Numerous opportunities exist to view wildlife and various plant species. Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, White Tail Deer, and Otters are just a few of the animals you may be lucky enough to view while paddling down the river. Visitors are encouraged to take their time and take in the pristine beauty
that the Sleeping Bear National Park has to offer by packing a picnic to enjoy or taking along fishing gear.

Just remember you may get wet!

For more information, call 231.334.4420 or visit crystalriveroutfitters.com.

Climb!

You must climb the dune. So pack your sun block and bottled water, take your sun glasses and hat and head south on M-109 out of Glen Arbor and travel to a stop sign. Turn left and continue on M-109 about 5 miles until you see the dunes on your right.

The climb is longer and more strenuous than it appears but the views from the top are worth every step. When you reach the top we encourage you to enjoy it and strongly discourage you from climbing down the face of the dune, as that erodes an already fragile system and leads to a very difficult climb back up the dune. When you are done with the climb, head back on M-109 to the beach on Little Glen Lake, about 3 miles, and go forĀ a swim! A Lakeshore Pass which costs $10 and is good for 7 days is required.