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Welcome to the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

101 Things To Do In The White Lake Area

  1. Climb to the top of the tower at the White River Light Station Museum.
  2. Take a selfie with the 48 foot tall World’s Largest Weathervane.
  3. Explore our historical heritage at the Montague Museum.
  4. Walk along the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.
  5. Bike, rollerblade, walk, or snowmobile the local bike trails.
  6. Enjoy a Tuesday night summer concert at the Montague Band Shell.
  7. Kick off summer with a downtown party at our annual Feet on the Street.
  8. Attend one of the 175 performances at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
  9. Meet Jeffrey the camel and explore a 700 acre farm and petting zoo.
  10. Take in a show at the historic Playhouse.
  11. Travel the White River by canoe, kayak, stand up board, raft, or tube.
  12. Stroll and shop along the quaint downtown areas of Montague & Whitehall.
  13. Be a “cowpoke” and go horseback riding.
  14. Fish off the fishing bridge.
  15. Run a 5K from Whitehall into Montague and back in the Run White Lake 5K.
  16. Buy fresh produce at the Farmers Market and unique items at the Artisan Market.
  17. Roll a pumpkin down Dowling Hill during Pumpkinfest.
  18. Visit a family dairy farm and drink endless chocolate milk.
  19. Sled down Hanson Street hill.
  20. Go boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, or tubing on White Lake or Duck Lake.
  21. Watch spectacular sunsets.
  22. Unwind at an area library or bookshop.
  23. Tour a caboose and learn the history of the railroads at the Caboose Museum.
  24. Drive a disc at one of the area’s disc golf courses.
  25. Take up sailing at the White Lake Yacht Club.
  26. Hang a hammock and relax at Svensson Park.
  27. Enjoy a carriage ride during Holiday Walk.
  28. Take a historic cruise around White Lake during the History Cruises.
  29. Take a nature hike on one of our various trails or walk one of our parks.
  30. Treat yourself to a stay at a charming local Bed & Breakfast.
  31. Shout ‘fore!’ at one of the many local golf courses.
  32. Purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of pottery at a local studio.
  33. Do some birding at a local park.
  34. Be exhilarated by a roller coaster ride.
  35. Sip on a chocolate soda or malt at an old-fashioned soda fountain.
  36. Find unique hand-crafted items at an arts & crafts festival.
  37. Slide down Western Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide.
  38. Indulge in one of the many unique local restaurants.
  39. Watch over 500 classic cars cruise the streets during Cruz’in.
  40. Find unique cards and collectibles.
  41. Pick blueberries at a local farm.
  42. Leaf peep during the Depot to Depot fall color tour.
  43. Wade in the natural channel at Duck Lake State Park.
  44. Partake in one of our area social districts (21+).
  45. Charter a fishing boat for an unforgettable experience.
  46. Check out our splash pad on a hot summer day.
  47. Go hiking or cross-country skiing on the trails at Owasippe Scout Reservation.
  48. Eat at an annual Fish Boil at the Montague Bandshell.
  49. Rent a pontoon and drop an anchor at Long Point on White Lake.
  50. Walk your dog around a fresh spring at Clear Springs Nature Preserve.
  51. Enjoy a night of trivia at one of our various establishments.
  52. Welcome Santa to town at the annual Christmas Parade.
  53. Wave at the Petunia Patrol Volunteers.
  54. Belt out a tune at an Open Mic Night in town.
  55. Take a class at our local Arts Council of White Lake.
  56. Select a pumpkin at a local pumpkin patch.
  57. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau for local information.
  58. Catch a fish at the Kids Free Fishing weekend.
  59. Collect dozens of cookies at our annual Holiday Cookie Crawl.
  60. Try a taste of mead at Michigan’s first licensed, commercial meadery.
  61. Check out a local exhibition and retail shop at the Arts Council of White Lake.
  62. Stock up on refreshments during your vacation and hit the trails or a park.
  63. Meet new and familiar faces at the Community Picnic.
  64. Walk the bike trail bridge during the Labor Day Community Walk.
  65. Try and escape in time at our local escape room.
  66. Take in some delicious eats at a food truck.
  67. Ride a wave at a wave pool at WildWater Adventure in Michigan’s Adventure.
  68. Check out the sculptures along the self-guided Art Walk.
  69. Explore the river flats at Lions Park.
  70. Take a cooking class.
  71. Uncover a geocache.
  72. Stretch at a yoga class.
  73. Catch a glimpse of a bald eagle.
  74. Celebrate Independence Day with over 80 festive entries in the 4th of July Parade.
  75. Buy a Live White Lake sweatshirt or t-shirt.
  76. Oooh and Ahhh at fireworks over White Lake.
  77. Take a walking tour of White Lake Area historic homes.
  78. Sample a new beer at a local brewery.
  79. Compete in a salmon tournament.
  80. Relax at the salon, or with a massage, tanning bed, manicure, or pedicure.
  81. Invite your family or friends to join you by staying at one of our many unique lodging establishments.
  82. Order a coffee, espresso, or energizing tea to give you an added boost during your stay.
  83. Sink a hole-in-one at a miniature golf course.
  84. Explore a historic doctor’s office and apothecary at the Meinhardi Museum.
  85. Carol at the Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  86. Experience classic music at a Chamber Music Festival.
  87. Explore the diverse White Lake Area products and services at the Business Expo.
  88. Try local fish favorites like perch and walleye.
  89. Find the unexpected at a repurpose shop.
  90. Sample local soups at the “Spoons & Tunes” beautification fundraiser.
  91. Plan a picnic in an area park.
  92. Walk the channel to the pier at Lake Michigan.
  93. Stop by to visit the Sandhill Crane family near the Chamber & Visitors Bureau building and along White River.
  94. Bring an appetite to the Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast.
  95. Play at the playground at Goodrich Park.
  96. Do some ice fishing in a shanty on White Lake.
  97. Take a stroll through Henderson Lake Nature Center.
  98. Learn about White Lake’s own Miss America 1961, Nancy Fleming.
  99. Enjoy blueberry pancakes and all things blueberries at the annual Blueberry Festival.
  100. Walk between the cities and discover dozens of musicians and venues during Walk the Beat.
  101. Check out the telescope and QR code along White River to learn more about area history.