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Lake Michigan Boat Rental

Leelanau Peninsula

Leelanau County

Lake Michigan is one of nature’s best playgrounds - this ocean-like large body of water is salt-free, shark-free, and perfect for a water trampoline rental or boat rental from PlayNorth Watersports. Surrounding the Leelanau Peninsula on 3 sides, Lake Michigan is home to many unique towns and villages from Empire and Glen Arbor to Leland, Northport, Suttons Bay, and many in between. We deliver all over Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties! PlayNorth Watersports delivers Lake Michigan boat rentals directly to the boat launch.

Lake Michigan Boat Launches in Leelanau County:

Lake Michigan Vacation Tips:

It’s big and really deep!

The average depth of Lake Michigan is 279 feet, and its greatest depth is 923 feet. Lake Michigan is the 6th largest freshwater lake in the world.


Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely within the United States.

It’s not an ocean, but it’s ocean-like.

Lake Michigan is massive and can be unpredictable. Waves can actually get as high as 28 feet! Summertime brings 2-4 foot waves on Lake Michigan. Grab a boat rental and jet ski rental from PlayNorth, we’ll meet you at the boat ramp!

Perfect for shipwreck sight-seeing.

Lake Michigan holds approximately 1,500 shipwrecks, preserved better than any ocean habitat. The cold freshwater of Lake Michigan creates the perfect environment to preserve shipwrecks, as opposed to saltwater which accelerates corrosion.

Beautiful places to visit on a Lake Michigan Vacation:

The Lake Michigan Circle Tour

Leelanau County is home to one of the most iconic and picturesque sections of the Lake Michigan circle Tour. This little piece of Leelanau County is the Leelanau Peninsula, a peninsula northwest of Traverse City. Here you’ll find the world famous Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, boasting 35 miles of coastline and amazing views of Lake Michigan. Plan your itinerary to visit the Lake Michigan Circle Tour before you go!

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

8500 Stocking Drive, Empire, MI 49630
Hike, bike or drive this famous route within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Located off M-109 between Empire and Glen Arbor, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive runs through 7.3 miles of Michigan forest and sand dunes. The route is dotted with access points to scenic overlooks of the Lake Michigan coastline and park land. Bicyclists, hikers and drivers flock to this famous scenic route in Michigan for the incredible sunrises and sunsets. Be extra prepared and take a virtual tour of Pierce Stocking before you visit on your vacation!

Leelanau State Park

15310 N Lighthouse Point Rd, Northport, MI 49670
Located at the very tip of Michigan’s pinky, Leelanau State Park covers the entire tip of the Leelanau Peninsula and stretches over 1,350 acres of land. The public recreation area is home to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and includes 8.5 miles of hiking trails, picnicking areas, playgrounds for families, and camping. Check out this handy Michigan trail guide to plan your trip.

Van’s Beach

205 Cedar St, Leland, MI 49654
Known for its beautiful sunsets and epic rock hunting, this is one of our favorite beaches in Leelanau County. Ready to collect Leland Blues, Petoskey Stones, and other colorful lake rocks on your summer vacation? Check out this helpful guide to finding petoskey stones with rock finds from Van’s Beach in Leland.

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