The Great Lakes is one of the biggest wonders Mother Nature gifted us. It’s so vast that it borders two countries, the US and Canada. Boating is a very popular recreational activity in these parts, as it provides a combination of breathtaking scenery, unique wildlife, historical sites, and all in is within the boundaries of great cities that lined the Great Lakes shores.
All of the five Great Lakes offer great boating experience for all types of boaters; a sailboat, large pleasure boats, and small ski boats. As these Great Lakes have its characteristics and temperament, one should be wary about the different conditions of the lakes. For those who are trying to venture the Great Lakes for the first time, there are tons of boating information available. Here is one of them.
Tips When Boating In Lake Michigan
Most of the lake stretches the shorelines of Michigan and Wisconsin crossing small borders of Indiana and Illinois. Many great cities are surrounding Lake Michigan but the most popular remains the city of Chicago. Boaters often time follow the Great Lakes trail starting from the east saving the best for last wherein the final destination will be Chicago, as it lies to the southwest area of the lake.
Lake Michigan is known as one of the windiest lakes and waves can be choppy. The best time traverse its water is during high summer when it’s usually calm enough to run a boat on flat or smooth sailing. For those who are not yet a fun of tides and great waves, consider boating Lake Michigan during this time.
One can never run out activities and things to do in Lake Michigan, both on the waters and when docking. The northern area of the lake is known for its major iron ore extraction and states like Wisconsin and Northern Michigan offers tours to these sites. Littered yet properly mapped, there are many shipwrecks enticing divers for great adventure underwater. Indiana and Michigan are known for their beautiful coastlines and pristine waters decorated with sand dune parks.
Families can also enjoy swimming in many of Michigan’s great beaches while adrenaline junkies will have a great time in a famed coast guard station in southern Michigan. These parts are more popular for its extreme water sports because of its steep waves. It’s the same waves that draw out the perfect wind for windsurfing, surfing, and parasailing.
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