Saltwater beaches aren’t all they’re cracked up to be once you experience the Great Lakes. With destinations like Bay Harbor right on the shores of Lake Michigan, you’ll want to skip your oceanside vacation this summer and head straight to the freshwater. Here are a few reasons why the Great Lakes are better than the ocean.
Fresh Water vs. Salt Water
Fun Fact: The Great Lakes comprise 21% of the planet’s surface fresh water by volume. It’s so much more refreshing to jump into fresh water than salt water. And the cleanup is a breeze. There’s no scratchy salt particles left on your skin or in your hair here.
Imagine seeing the night sky with colors moving across it, right over Lake Michigan. Northern Michigan is known as one of the best places to see the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights. Residents can experience this breathtaking phenomenon right in their own backyards! And visitors are amazed time and time again. Watching over the lakes is an experience all its own. It’s an incredible memory to be made with friends and family.
Family Gatherings and Traditions
Living near or visiting the Great Lakes is something special, and it’s an experience your family will remember forever. Going out on the boat for the day with family and friends and having cookouts on the cool summer nights is the usual summer tradition her on the lake.
The Great Lakes are a fantastic place for fishing. With over 3,500 freshwater species, you’re sure to catch something fun such as walleye, trout or salmon. Although the summer is a great time to fish, ice fishing is just as fun in the winter months, too. Cast your line and see what you can bring home for dinner. Lake fishing with family is hard to beat.
Spanning more than five miles along scenic Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is a must for the ultimate summer destination. With never-ending fun and lake activities, you’re sure to want to come back each and every summer.
From boating, to fishing, sailing, paddle boarding and more, Bay Harbor makes for a great place to stay for a day, a week or a lifetime. No matter how long, you’ll wish it could be longer. Start planning your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of the 2018 edition of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, local events and tips for planning your trip. Go to ExploreBayHarbor.com to find out more!