When summer arrives in Michigan, everyone cheers!
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, the White Lake Area boasts miles of Great Lakes shoreline, plus freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams galore. Rent kayaks or canoes right here and launch into the White River or White Lake for a day of exploration. Head to a marina and book a fishing charter to catch your very own dinner with family and friends. Or grab a towel and some snacks and spend the day lazing on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. It’s all possible during a White Lake Area summer. Don’t want to get wet? Experience Lake Michigan’s sandy shoreline from the tower of our White River Light Station for panoramic views you won’t soon forget!
Water activities aren’t the only thing the White Lake Area has going for it in the summer. This is the season when our bike trails are in their full glory with lush green landscapes and active wildlife. Head north on the Hart-Montague Trail and enjoy a snack and a bottomless glass of chocolate milk at Country Dairy on the way! Or head south through town on the Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail for continuous miles of trails! Pack a picnic and explore our hiking trails or rent bikes for a memorable day trip. Or, for the thrill seekers among us, take the family to Michigan’s Adventure for a day of amusement park fun.
If your idea of adventure consists of serious shopping, we’ve got you covered! Wander around downtown Montague and Whitehall for unique shopping and our farmers market and Artisan Market Village, And when your stomach starts to growl? We’ve got places to eat — from fine dining and family establishments to quick eats, quaint delis, and cozy pubs.
Stake out a sandy spot at your favorite beach and be ready to be amazed. A visit to West Michigan wouldn’t be complete without a sunset and we’ve got ’em.
Check out our 101 things to do in the White Lake Area and visit our collection of things to do for countless ideas for summer fun. Our Events Calendar is also a great way to stay up-to-date on upcoming festivals, concerts, and celebrations. If you plan to stay in the area, don’t forget to take a look at our lodging guide with up-to-date information on all the best accommodations in town.