The Best Hidden Beaches in Michigan

Summer is just around the corner, and we can’t think of a better way to welcome the new season than a trip to a quaint lakeside beach. Below are some of Michigan’s best kept “secret” spots to hang out and catch some rays while social distancing. 

Sleeping Bear DunesDUNESLocated on the Northeast shore of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear is large enough to have plenty of nooks and crannies to explore while avoiding a crowd. If you don’t know where to start, Tiesma Road Beach, Peterson Road Beach and Port Oneida Beach are three great spots that are both beautiful and off the beaten path. 

Lake Huron Roadside ParkPARKSitting high on a bluff overlooking the water, this hidden treasure is the perfect spot to pull over and watch the sky fade to nighttime. And don’t forget to bring a camera—it’s a view you’ll want to remember. 

Negwegon State ParkSTATE PARKDespite its official state park label, this area is severely overlooked in terms of scenic recreation spots. The State describes it as “rustic and undeveloped” and indeed, you may want to take a hike and observe some of the wildlife before hitting the park’s sandy beach shores. 

Mackinaw City Public Beach AccessBEACHWhere the Wilderness State Park and Trail Ends road meet, you’ll find this cute little Lake Michigan beach tucked away from the rest of the world—just as you’ll be once you arrive. Stretch out and savor having the soft white sand and shallow waters all to yourself.

Private Beaches PRIVATE BEACHAs relatively “secret” as the beaches above are, the best way to ensure seclusion is to use a private beach. has a ton of properties available with private, on-site water access. You can have your own beach, plus all the amenities that come with the various rental properties, right at your fingertips. 

What’s your favorite beach in Michigan? Share your beach tips in the comments below!

Beach Cottages and Lake Getaways on

Johannesburg / Gaylord, Michigan area cabin resorts and Otsego Lake vacation rentals are located in the exact center of Northern Michigan on the 45th parallel. The vacation cabins, cottages and lodges in this neck of the woods offer recreation as soon as you step out the door. Explore great hiking and biking trails in the summer and 300 miles of snowmobile trail in the winter (over 180″ of annual snowfall).

Help us welcome our newest Gaylord, MI area cabins; Little Bear Beach Cottage and Lake Louise Getaway

lakelouiseLake Louise Getaway: Think “Up North”; think “Beachfront”; think “Snowmobiling”. Welcome to our year round family vacation experience on 43 acre, all sports Lake Louise. Large groups up to 10 can use the complimentary paddleboat, row boat, canoe and three kayaks (life jackets are provided and are required). Recent updates include a pool table, poker table and an electronic dart board in the finished basement.

Ask the rental owners or local managers about the Michigan Snowmobile Festival, the Annual Alpenfrost and the heavily wooded rolling terrain where you’ll find some of the most enjoyable and challenging cross country skiing in Michigan. Downhill Skiing and the tubing park are popular too.

beach1Little Bear Beach Cottage: Are you ready for a relaxing and fun “Up North” getaway? Buckle up and get up here because we specialize in creating northern Michigan vacation experiences. From off-roading to skiing & snowmobiling, to romance and family fun; this A-frame cottage offers seasonal fun and a quiet & private beachfront. Modern and comfortable too! The kitchen is fully equipped and outside is a gas grill and picnic table and a sun-soaked staircase to the beach.

These Gaylord, Michigan vacation rentals are close to Downtown Gaylord where Alpine themed shopping is quite unique. Enjoy family time at the cabin, weekend entertainment and the twice-a-week farmers market. Gaylord is known as America’s Summer Golf Mecca. From the cabin to the course; 17 championship caliber golf courses are here. If you are planning a mid July visit, don’t miss Alpenfest. 5 days of festivities in Gaylord, MI – the vacation destination in central northern Michigan.

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26 Lake George Cabins Make a Splash on

Lake George Cabins and Vacation Rentals in the Adirondacks offer sandy beaches and spectacular lake and mountain views. We make it easy to compare Lake George cabins and vacation rentals. Welcome to the Gateway to the Adirondacks, where there is plenty to do right at the cabin and lots more to do in the area. The village of Lake George has a great mix of shops and attractions – year around. During Winter, make Lake George your destination for fun: For a unique cross-country skiing experience try the network of lighted trails in nearby Glens Falls. We want you to live like a local while you are here.
Our newest member, The Gold Eagle listed all 15 of their Lake George cabins.
The Gold Eagle Resort has 15 well-spaced and clean cottages, so bring your extended family and friends for a Lake George vacation of a lifetime! Cabin time here comes with a history lesson too: Lake George was the site of multiple battles during the French and Indian War. Make sure you explore the many museums, theaters and historic attractions.
If you want to take your adventure beyond these Lake George vacation rentals, we recommend hiking the Lake George Land Conservancy – over 22 miles of hiking trails. Then it is time to exercise your taste buds too: visit the Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room, the regions premier winery is open Year Round. For a different perspective of the waters of Lake George, hop aboard the 1908 steamer Mohican for lunch or dinner. Want to see what’s under the surface? Scuba diving in Lake George, NY is awesome. Dive to Historic Wrecks, Island Walls, and Reefs.
eagle2Gold Eagle Resort is just minutes from Lake George Beaches.
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Why a vacation in Oscoda, MI is really what you need

…And we can give it to you!

Oscoda, Michigan really is a great place to visit, so great that it was voted Best Beach Town in Michigan. Originally this North Eastern Michigan community was into logging and is home the Lumberman’s Monument, a 14’ bronze statue. Now this town is known for its great fishing on the Au Sable River and Lake Huron, the world class golfing, and hiking in the Huron National Forest to the Wine and Hops trail showcasing all the breweries and wineries along the shoreline. Check out our growing selection of Oscoda cabins for rent by owner and enjoy all the Oscoda has to offer! At you always BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THE OWNERS OR PROPERTY MANAGERS TO GUARANTEE THE BEST RENTAL RATE.


Oscoda’s beaches are nothing short of spectacular. The perfect beaches’ gently call your name, inviting you to lay on its’ sand or walk the shoreline in hope of finding all of you answers for you can be just the reason to stay. Pack a picnic basket and your favorite book and head out the beach for an afternoon of sun and relaxation from your Lake Huron vacation rental.

The AuSable river flows with magnitude as you canoe or fish its waters. There is plenty to do on this river as you can tube and kayak too. According to sources, this river has been designated a blue ribbon trout stream award. It is best known for brown trout. If seeing this river is enough, be sure to check out the hiking trails along the river.


If going to hit some balls on the golf course is more up your ally, there is nothing short of the best here. Oscoda offers many opportunities for the sport. Courses can range from Scottish styles to Parkland styles giving every type of golfer a different type of game and view.

Hiking is very popular among the 35,000 acres of diverse trails. These trails can lead from national forests to coastal sandy trails and overlooking the AuSable River.

The Last week in July is a great time to visit Oscoda as the world’s toughest and richest canoe marathon hits the AuSable River starting a 9pm and going through the night. The week is full of excitement and festivities around the Annual #AuSable River Canoe Marathon. This race starts in Grayling Michigan and ends in Oscoda, be sure not to miss it!