Make Family Fun Memories in Michigan’s Coldwater Country

While traveling this summer may look, and feel, a bit different than the past know that Michigan’s Coldwater Country is making safety, sanitation, and social distancing a priority to keep our residents and visitors safe.

Located along the US-12 Heritage Route, halfway between Chicago and Detroit, is an area boasting outdoor recreation, 100+ lakes including two chains of lakes, unique attractions, stunning architecture, quaint downtowns and a host of family fun entertainment options.

Home to more than 100 lakes, it’s easy to spend the entire day on the water. One of the unique experiences in the area is the ability to travel from one lake to another through the chain of lakes.

Coldwater Country is home to not only one chain of lakes but two – North Chain of Lakes and South Chain of Lakes. Reel in the catch of the day, enjoy a leisurely pontoon ride, or kayak the Union City Heritage Water Trail, just one of nine water trails in Michigan. Make sure to download the free Coldwater Country Map-n-Tour app to have area maps available at your fingertips.

Spend the day at the newest Coldwater Country attraction, The Aqua Pit. This inflatable aquatic playground features a multi-tiered obstacle course in the water, beach area, kayaking, paddle boarding and more.

Or head to the Adventure Zone for mini golf and go-carts. Laser tag, arcade, and the virtual reality lounge are perfect for days when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Catch a performance at Tibbits Opera House. This summer’s salute to their traditional Popcorn Theatre, ‘A Popped Potpourri’ is perfect for a family outing. The show is designed to delight both young and old, and features musical favorites from popular kids’ movies like ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and ‘Willy Wonka.’ Or catch a flick at the family-owned and operated Capri Drive-In showing double features of first run movies.

For a magical experience, plan to attend Camp Colon in the Magic Capital of the World. This three-day camp, August 6-8, is a mini-version of the annual Magic Get Together with magic shows, lectures and more.

Stay up-to-date on Coldwater Country happenings, and upcoming events like Magic City Egg Fest (August 15), at So, when you’re ready, and the time is right, we are here and ready to help make family memories this summer.