Experience West Michigan at it Finest

No one has ever said this while sitting in downtown Chicago traffic, “I love sitting bumper to bumper, and the person next to me banging really loud music with their window down”.


Well, especially as a vacationer we want to avoid traffic, right? We could learn a lot about maximizing our potential for a really great vacation while saving time and having fun doing it. Have you thought about using the Lake Express? This really neat ferry is the first high speed ferry to go between Milwaukee, WI and Muskegon, Michigan. It allows 46 cars and 12 motorcycles So, for those of us that vacation in Michigan, let’s take a look about what the Lake Express is all about.

The Lake Express offers two round trips a day during the spring and fall and even adds a third trip during high peak summer season. A one way ride is 2 ½ hours of exquisite views from the deck, comfortable seating, meals, movies in a temperature controlled cabin. There’s still time to ride; the Express operates early May through early November. So stretch out those car cramped legs and let’s begin thinking why the Lake Express is a great add-on to your Michigan vacation!

Whether you live in Wisconsin or near the border of Illinois and want to take the ferry over to Michigan for your vacation, or you could be vacationing in Michigan and want to check out what Milwaukee and surrounding areas has to offer, this ferry could be for you!

The Lake Express lets you avoid tolls, 270 miles of heavy traffic and unexpected construction. It also lets you experience some of the most magnificent sunrises and sunsets over the majestic Lake Michigan. Inside the cabin, light lunches, café drinks, and alcoholic beverages are available as well as on board entertainment. Be sure to take anti-nausea medication, even if you don’t think need it though because Lake Michigan can get almighty sometimes and the waves can be 4-5 feet tall.

What to do after you get to your terminal? Milwaukee has some of the best shopping, breweries, cheese factories, live entertainment and an eclectic downtown for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to check out the Miller Brewing company while you’re there! Just to the north of Muskegon are some cabins in Whitehall, MI. Enjoy events, gastronomy options, lighthouses and more there.

If you’re looking to vacation or a weekend getaway in Michigan, we can list a few great things! The beaches in Michigan right off the Lake would fool you into thinking you are on a southern coast. With many public beaches and state parks, it makes this area of the country truly breathtaking. If kids are on the trip, the words “I’m bored” can barely escape their mouths as there is plenty of water sports, beach activities, festivals, and even Michigan Adventure, an amusement park close by for the thrill seekers! You can also enjoy many of the lighthouses, waterfalls, premier lakefront golfing and quaint shopping.

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To check out vacation rentals in this area, we have a few listed but check out the link for all area accommodations, where we are sure you will see more than fit! Check out all of what West Michigan can offer!

Classy Shacks: These are hardly shacks but beautiful bungalows and vacation rental homes right on the golf course and less than 1 mile from the sugary Silver Beach. This bungalow can sleep the entire family with plenty of space. Try para-sailing, skiing, boating, fishing and definitely golfing at this premier vacation rental!

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Sandy Bottom Beach House: This beach house sleeps 12 which makes it perfect for two families. Imagine grilling out on the deck that overlooks the sand dunes just steps away from the waterfront. A pure slice of heaven!

Classy shaks sandy bottom

When you send an inquiry, or call about any listing on RentMichiganCabins.com, you’re communicating directly with the vacation rental owner or property manager — the expert who will help you create a memorable vacation experience and give you tips on how to ‘live like a local’. You book direct too. That way you avoid possibly paying more or getting double-booked.

Relax. Enjoy your search. You’re on cabin time now.

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