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In Michigan, you are never more than 6 miles away from a lake, river or stream, so you never have to travel far to find a boaters paradise. This year Michigan is celebrating 75 years of boating adventures.

Experience our Lake Effect.

Add sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, remote islands, waterfront villages and port cities to the nation’s longest freshwater coastline and you have an irresistible Michigan boating adventure. Take your vessel out on one of the four Great Lakes that surround the Michigan, or explore inland lakes chains and rivers that traverse the state.

As one of the top states in the nation for the number of registered boats, there are plenty of amenities for boaters of all types and skill levels – from public launch sites and harbors to high end marinas. So cast a line in the water, strap on the water skis or just set sail and relax because Michigan’s waters offer a boating adventure that you'll be talking about long after you've returned to the dock. 

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