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.
Set in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, Baldwin is a haven for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
Visit the Pere Marquette River (PM River) in West Michigan for world class trout and steelhead fishing, and scenic canoe trips.
Visit Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes between Ludington and Muskegon in West Michigan for dune rides, water sports, and family fun!
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!
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.
Visit Scottville, Michigan, home of the Scottville Clown Band and Scottville Riverside Park on the Pere Marquette River.
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!
Ludington has many businesses to help you enjoy crafting and appreciate the finished product. Let them help you create your own masterpiece!
West Michigan fishing tournaments give anglers a chance to add a little money to their pocket in addition to the fish in their bucket.
West Michigan is a popular location for various races and runs... including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.
The park remains open year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, activities to give those who love winter something fun to look forward to!
Pentwater’s Winterfest includes many family friendly events including fishing tournaments, cross country skiing, sledding, and ice skating.
Michigan offers weekends during the year where residents and outstate visitors can fish, ORV, or snowmobile without permits.
The annual Hart Winterfest includes fun activities like a broomball tournament, soup walk, ice fishing tournament, and more.
Festivals and Calendar of Events for Ludington, Manistee, Scottville, Pentwater, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and Baldwin in West Michigan.
Beer, cider, wine, and more are at this wintertime festival! Stay warm with heaters and a large tent for shelter while you enjoy!
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.