Experience the dunes from the perspective of crystal-clear Lake Michigan in your power or sail boat, or head to a quiet inland lake or river. Rentals are available nearby, and lakeshore cruises can take you for a memorable sunset ride. If you have your own vessel, several boat launches are available, including Empire Village Park in town.
The park and region offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Charter a boat or launch your own for a deep water catch in Lake Michigan or wade into one of the area’s best fly fishing spots. Get your gear—lures, flies, rods and reels, and more—at Empire Outdoors or sign up for fly fishing classes at the Orvis Fly Fishing School at The Homestead in Glen Arbor.