Are you ready to find your next adventure? Here in West Michigan, you’ll find many exhilarating activities across land, air, and sea. If you throw caution to the wind and go on one of these adventures, you may find yourself biking through a local zoo or sailing on the Great Lakes as part of a tall ship’s crew. No matter what the activity, it’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping and make for a great story when you get home.
Adventures to be had on the Water
Have you always wanted to experience the joy of wakeboarding, but have no clue where to start? Look no further than Action Wake Park in Hudsonville! They offer great, fun, and affordable cable wakeboarding and kneeboarding classes that include group instruction and all your rental equipment necessary.
Home to more than 100 lakes, it’s easy to find an adventure on the water in Coldwater Country. Whether you’re looking to participate in a kayaking adventure or a relaxing afternoon float on a pontoon boat, you will definitely have the time of your life!
You can find anything your adventurous heart desires right at Pine River Paddlesport Center in Wellston. Here, you can rent canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and rubber rafts on the Pine and Big Manistee Rivers. They also house a 32-foot rock climbing wall and an 18 hole disc golf course. Plan your trip today!
Let your adventure start in Muskegon at Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service this summer! Stop by for the third Muskegon area Community Paddle on Saturday, August 18th. This is a free event open to anyone with a paddle craft: kayak, paddleboard, canoe or rowboat. You can also rent a kayak for only $5! Meet other paddlers and learn about a portion of the Muskegon lakeshore with a guided paddle.
The Michigan Maritime Museum’s tall ship Friends Good Will in South Haven is always an adventure! Make history come alive while experiencing a sail on an 1810 replica sloop on Lake Michigan. Pirate Chaser Sails, Day Sails, Sunset Sails, and private charters are all possible aboard this remarkable vessel.
Explore Bellaire by water this summer following The Chain Of Lakes Water Trail where paddlers are given the opportunity to explore Torch Lake, Lake Bellaire and, Intermediate Lake!
Kayak down the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek this summer for a fun and adventurous day spent out in the sun!
Stay at Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire this summer and spend the day on Torch Lake tubing, water skiing, and taking part in other adventurous activities on the water!
Adventures to be had in the Sky
Waldo Wright’s Flying Service in Portage will take you on the adventure of a lifetime! This historic hotspot offers group or individual flights in legendary aircrafts that you won’t find anywhere else.
Situated near one of the most popular beaches in Michigan, the view from the air at Skydive Grand Haven is truly a sight to behold. If you’re lucky enough to get on one of the last loads of the day, the outline of the Chicago skyline can often be seen in front of the orange sun setting on the water.
Adventures to be had on Land
There are a couple of can’t-miss locations throughout Mecosta County that offer quite the thrill for those in search! From ropes courses and climbing walls to an intense paintball arena, you’re bound to have a great time with friends and the action will keep you coming back for more.
Stop by Bundy Hill Off Road Recreation Company in Jerome, Michigan’s Largest Privately Owned Off-road adventure park for an unforgettable trip! Full of winding wooded trails, sand, gravel hills, bottomless mud pits, and hill climbs, there is everything from mild to wild!
You’re going to want to add Cannonsburg in Belmont to your summer bucket list this year! Daily snowmaking and grooming paired with more than 40 years of experience give Cannonsburg skiers, boarders, and tubers great snow conditions every ride. Whether you’re a first-time park-rider or have been an advanced level rider for years, Cannonsburg parks have plenty for you.
The Air Zoo in Portage is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you’ve ever seen. Voted the “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” and “Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family” three years in a row, the Air Zoo features The amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, a 4D theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities. It’s like no place else on Earth!
Adventure Mining Company in Greenland invites you to experience the best in underground mine tours: a tour through the historic Adventure Copper Mine. They offer four guided underground tours of one of the best-preserved copper mines in Michigan. Walk through the tunnels or try your hand at rappelling with a rope and harness, the choice is yours!
Don’t forget to check out Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville for adventure! With downhill skiing on 58 slopes, cross-country skiing, a full-service spa, 36 holes of championship golf, an outdoor pool and water playground, Michigan’s only alpine slide, and so much more, you will not have any trouble finding something to do and loving it!
Blendon Pines Gun Club in Zeeland is the perfect way to add a little excitement to your next company outing, party, or team building adventure! The offer a full course of skeet shooting to test your marksmanship ability with what they refer to as “golf with a gun.”
Plan your trip to Michigan’s largest amusement and water park, Michigan’s Adventure in Muskegon before the end of summer! Featuring over 60 renowned rides and attractions, Michigan’s Adventure is the place to be this summer for all adventure-seeking Michiganders!
KJC ATV Rentals and Trails in South Haven is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! They rent out and train you on riding ATVs, and then set you free to experience beautiful wooded trails full of twists, turns, hills, and bridges.
Those looking for a bit of adventure are sure to find it in the Petoskey Area! Take your pick from many zipline adventures like Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, or Wildwood Rush Canopy Tours in Boyne City. Each of these destinations serves up multiline adventures with speed and dazzling views.
Need a break from all of your adventures? Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven can provide you with that perfect energy boost! In addition to delectable dessert treats, they also offer special classes and tours perfect for your group. Check them out today!
Adventures to be had on the Water, Land, AND in the Sky
Looking for adventure? Charlevoix offers thrill seekers amazing opportunities to get your adrenaline pumping. From skydiving and zip lines to kayaking and paddle boarding, all kinds of adventure are awaiting you!
Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort in Empire is perfect for anyone who loves biking, hiking, or paddling. The area’s numerous rivers, inland lakes, and Lake Michigan shoreline offer a wide array of options for paddlers and kite-boarders. Hiking and biking trails are also abundant and deliver spectacular and breathtaking views.
The JW Marriott in Grand Rapids is offering an exceptional paddling package which includes overnight accommodations, a paddling adventure through Grand Rapids, transportation to and from the paddling spot, and much more! Once you’re at the hotel, you can also rent a bike for a leisurely ride or an off-roading adventure
The Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids is home to endless adventures! Whether it is kayaking down the Grand River or walking or biking along nearby trails, they have what any adrenaline junky is looking for.
1 Adventure Company in Macatawa is your go-to place for anything from relaxing family vacations to a non-traditional epic adventure. They offer various outdoor activities to satisfy the wants and needs of all outdoorsmen including kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, boating, and fishing.