Boating, Fishing, and MoreOn the Water
Discover how you'll get out there as you stay along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Explore the ways you can get onto the water - whether it's on Little Traverse Bay or several nearby inland lakes.
Little Traverse Bay Ferry
Whether it's the novelty of a ferry ride in a beautiful setting, or your transportation of choice as you explore the bay region, the Little Traverse Bay Ferry is a must-try experience, for visitors. With Bay Harbor's port walking distance from the resort, enjoy the fun way around the bay riding the ferry lines that travelers in the early 20th century used during their vacations.
Kayaks & Paddleboards
Get up close and personal with the crystal clear waters of Little Traverse Bay on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard! Several local shops offer rentals delivered, or to be conveniently enjoyed at Petoskey State Park's scenic sand beach.
Fish the waters of Lake Michigan, Walloon Lake, or Lake Charlevoix and experience the thrill of the catch! Plus, fly fishermen can look forward to exploring the fishing haunts of Ernest Hemingway in our pristine lakes, rivers, and streams.