Most people do not think of Ann Arbor as being THE place for any water sports or yachting – it is seen by many as “inland Michigan” – but they would be wrong!
Ann Arbor has a chain of lakes not far from the metro area. 20 minutes from Ann Arbor are the Portgage Chain of Lakes.
The lakes are as follows: Little Portage, Big Portage, Tamarack, Base Line, Strawberry, Gallagher, Zukey and Whitewood. Big Portage is as large as 644 acres approximately 1 square mile.
Boaters are a friendly crowd and they like nothing better than to enjoy a great lunch or dinner – where could be better than Portage Yacht Club! Here there is a marina, store, restaurant and more.
Portage Yacht Club (PYC) is one of the oldest Yacht Clubs in the state of Michigan. Even if you are not a sailor the sailboats are beautiful to watch on Portage Lake and if you are a sailor here are the sailing events for the 2012 sailing season. The 2012 lineup of activities is for adults and junior sailors. There is a membership fee to belong to the club which includes the following amenities: A Park-Picnic Area; Modern Clubhouse; Beach Area; Volleyball; and Dining. Membership information.
Learn more about the Portage Chain of Lakes.
When you take a ride out to Portage Lake, stop by Hudson Mills Metropark for a stroll and picnic lunch. Play a round of disc golf and bring your roller blades and bikes for some exercise. Walk along the Huron River or just come to rest and enjoy this beautiful natural environment.
These are just a few examples of some fun things to do in and around the Ann Arbor area and an example of what a great community spirit we have in Ann Arbor!
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Ann Arbor offers great access to the expressway to get to Detroit or beyond quickly. A hop skip and a jump away is Zingerman’s Deli, Kerrytown, Kerrytown Farmers Market, U of M campus, Medical Center and University of Michigan football games. Drive toVeteran’s Park for figure or hockey skating, baseball, sledding, swimming, or enjoy fresh produce at Plum Market. For some specialty items be sure to visit nearby Morgan and York with video. Ann Arbor is a great place to live – convenient for all, including the Detroit metro airport, which is around 30 minutes away!
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