White Lake Area: Stay-cation Guide

Small Town Stay-cation Guide

White Lake Area

Includes Whitehall and Montague

The White Lake area is a truly unique and beautiful place, rich with history and full of small-town charm.

Whether you visit in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, each season brings with it something new and exciting to look forward to.

In the twin cities of Montague and Whitehall, you’ll find top-notch dining and shopping, thrilling outdoor adventures, diverse arts and culture, and much more.

Things to Do

  • Art of Cookery Cooking School: Discover the joys of cooking, baking, canning, fermenting, and making meals easy, while experiencing hands-on learning in a unique cooking school.
  • Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery: Enjoy the White River with Happy Mohawk rentals of canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes.
  • WaterDog Outfitters: Outdoor recreation store supplying kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes for rent and sale, as well as camping, fishing, and outdoor gear.

Places to Stay

  • Comfort Inn of Whitehall: Family friendly suites for your visit to Michigan’s Adventure on summer days.
  • Hollister’s The Water’s Edge Lodge: Situated on the shore of White Lake and the channel, The Water’s Edge features twelve units, a sandy beach on White Lake, and is a short walk over the dunes from the expansive beaches of Lake Michigan.
  • The Weathervane Inn: This luxurious water-front hotel features 23 contemporary designed guest rooms, is dog friendly, and most rooms include Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, balconies, and complimentary breakfast.
  • White River RV Park & Campground: A quiet family campground situated in the beautiful southern portion of the Manistee National Forest.
  • White Swan Inn B&B: This charming inn is within walking distance of cute stores and restaurants, across the street from an historic performing arts center, a block away from the bike trail, just up the hill from White Lake, and a short drive to the fantastic sunsets at Lake Michigan.

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Other Nearby Stops

Rothbury (10 minute drive)

  • Double JJ Resort: Escape the city and experience scenic horseback trail rides, golf, waterparks, on-site dining, and a variety of lodging – all coupled with a laid-back feel and wonderful hospitality.