Pentwater is a charming West Michigan village on the shore of Lake Michigan, and a favorite summertime harbor destination.
Discover West Michigan!
Come explore West Michigan's Lake Michigan shoreline--a beautiful region with scenery as varied as it is magnificent. New adventures and new destinations are endless!
West Michigan Travel Destinations
From vacations to staycations — West Michigan has all you want in a fun adventure. Discover our featured destinations…
Visit Benzie County, home to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Interlochen Arts. Enjoy “Up North” scenery and that wonderful Northern Michigan feeling.
The Victorian port city of Manistee, MI features a River Walk, historic Ramsdell Theatre and the S.S. City of Milwaukee.
Visit Grand Traverse County including Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula, Grand Traverse Bay, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Far removed from the big cities on beautiful Lake Michigan you'll find Ludington, the kind of town people want to visit and many call home!
Hamlin Lake is a great vacation spot, offering terrific summer recreation, including swimming, boating, tubing, and fishing.
Visit Scottville, Michigan, home of the Scottville Clown Band and Scottville Riverside Park on the Pere Marquette River.
Set in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, Baldwin is a haven for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
Visit Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes between Ludington and Muskegon in West Michigan for dune rides, water sports, and family fun!
Visit Leelanau County in Northwest Michigan, home to communities like Empire, Glen Arbor, Leland, Northport, & Suttons Bay.
West Michigan Events
With beauty as the backdrop, there’s no better place to have fun than in West Michigan! Here’s what to do and when to do it!
West Michigan is a popular location for various races and runs... including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.
Autumn is a great time in West Michigan, with fall festivals, corn mazes, Halloween parties and ghost ships.
Pentwater's Oktoberfest features a variety of activities for all ages and interests including the Classic Car and Hot Rod Show and Cruise.
Current family-friendly events in West Michigan, great, fun, things to do for kids of all ages! Fun for the whole family!
The Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington is a busy place from May-October, with many horse shows.
Visit downtown Ludington and enjoy music and family activities in an outdoor setting, to celebrate one of the last hurrahs of the season!
The popular tourist town of Ludington, Michigan will celebrate its 150th birthday (sesquicentennial) in 2023. Many events will be included.
The communities along Lake Michigan are blessed with talented actors and musicians that entertain us throughout the year.
View the complete West Michigan Guides calendar of events section HERE.
Small businesses are the heart of West Michigan’s communities, providing more than just the necessities. All of the restaurants, pubs, stores, fishing charters, golf courses, florists, and other businesses help create West Michigan’s unique character and culture.
Things to Do
Choose from the list below to see activities & attractions in each destination.