Well last year it was E-Coli keeping us out of the Chip, this year it appears the flood will keep most folks off the river for the time being. It still looks a lil fast, as I am more of a floater than a kayak pro.
I have been known to carry a tube in my trunk. Tubing down the Chip is one the most relaxing thing one can do in Mid-Michigan. However, it is not worth getting hurt in those crazy rapids. So, what’s next on those hot days? Where do I find water in Mid-Michigan??
It’s not easy, we live pretty far from the great lakes. A trip to beautiful Pentwater, Michigan and Charles Mears Park is a great day trip, but takes the whole day. What about that after work lake getaway?
We still have a lot of options, Stevenson Lake is a beautiful lake, that is much bigger that you think and is located just 5 miles southwest of Clare! You can find great fishing on Stevenson Lake, with a lot of pan fish, and has a public boat launch, and if the day is too nice and needs to become a night you can find a great place to spend a night at Sunset Shores Cottages.
Fishing isn’t your thing, you want to take the kids to swim? Head to Coldwater Lake, just an eighteen-minute drive from Mount Pleasant. Kids and parents can enjoy a wonderful beach at Coldwater Lake Family Park. Not quite as big as our Lake Michigan parks, this park does a great job of accommodating Mid-Michiganders on much needed beach trips, and kids love the playground! Watch out if you go on the weekend, it will be packed!
So next time you think; where do i find water in Mid-Michigan? These are just a couple places you can put your feet in the water and toes in the sand just a hop, skip, and a jump away from home!