Lake Michigan Travel Information

Explore the Lakeshore of West Michigan!

Below is a list of helpful information to help you plan your trip around Lake Michigan. Enjoy reading!

If you love the water, chances are you will want to make a splash!

You have likely been hearing about the historic Lake Michigan water levels, and some of the beaches which were enjoyed during the low water level years have nearly disappeared as Lake Michigan has advanced. But don't be discouraged--most every Lake Michigan destination in West Michigan has an abundance of beaches and parks, so you can usually find at least one or two big beaches which still have ample sand and long shorelines for walking, relaxing, rock-hunting, and swimming.

Here's where you can check the current water temperatures around Lake Michigan:

Lake Michigan water temperatures - for Manistee, Ludington, Pentwater, and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Looking for a dune to climb? There's an abundance of sand dunes along the West Michigan shoreline!

Check out our Lake Michigan Sand Dunes website.

Discover lighthouses along the shoreline of West Michigan. Please note that the piers to lighthouses are often closed on windy days, because the waves are washing over the piers, making them unsafe to walk on.

Whatever your preferred form of play...Lake Michigan has more than enough to become your favorite playground!

Last Updated: 07-16-2019 08:07 AM ID: 1648