Swimming and boating on the lakes are the major activities. When most people are ready to take a dip depends on how soon summer heat warms up the waters to comfortable temperatures – usually sometime in June.

Walking and hiking around the lakes is also popular and there are numerous trails and walkways, especially in the state parks.

Great Lakes Water Craft Rentals

Boat and watercraft rentals are easy, with myriad outfitters and vendors offering their services. The following are the average rates per hour and for a half day (four hours):

Canoe $12/40

Kayak $12/40

Fishing boat $20/65

Pontoon boat $75/200

Speed boat $85/250