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Warm Summers and Snowy Winters Make for Perfect Vacations at East Central Michigan Vacation Rentals

To arrive in the East Central Michigan vacation area, fly to either Detroit or one of the smaller regional airports, or drive. The area is easily accessible with several major interstate and state highways running through it. The region attracts visitors to East Central Michigan cottages all year with its warm summers and excellent snow conditions in winter.

It’s Not All About the Great Outdoors at East Central Michigan Lake Houses

The area is well known as a favorite destination for its lakes. The region is a paradise for the outdoors life with great facilities for sailing, boating, fishing, scuba diving, waterskiing, or just swimming. For those seeking hiking, biking, golfing, horseback riding and other ways to explore the natural environment, there are a huge variety of areas around the region providing excellent places to enjoy these pursuits, all close to East Central Michigan vacation rentals. Some of the more unique experiences available around the area are wreck diving in Lake Huron where divers can explore the Regina that sank in 1913, or the wreck of a 57-foot tugboat, the Sport, which went down in 1920. There is also the 1906 wreck of the schooner, The Checotah, among the dives available.

Wherever vacationers choose to base their East Central Michigan cottages, there will also be a variety of places of interest. For example, visitors close to Harbor Beach will find the Frank Murphy Museum, dedicated to the former Michigan Governor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, an interesting trip. Here, visitors can also explore the past of the local area at the Grice House Museum. In Lexington, visitors will be delighted with the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum, a fascinating opportunity to explore the 10-acre site with its vintage buildings and gardens. Children might even enjoy school here, where they can experience lessons from the 1800s at the functioning schoolhouse.

Explore the Region’s Abolitionist History

East Central Michigan lake houses around the region offer a variety of locations to choose as a home base. Sanford Lake may not be a renowned location with visitors but it is popular place for local people to swim, fish and sail. The park, on the west side of the lake, has a great beach, volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas and launch areas for boats and jet skis. Located just six miles to the northeast of Detroit and within easy reach of Ontario, Canada, is Lake St. Clair. This 26-mile lake connects to both Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Its shallow waters, fed by the St. Clair River, provide anglers with species such as bass, catfish, perch, salmon, sturgeon and trout. Here, the enthusiastic fisherman can enjoy year-round sport with ice fishing becoming increasingly popular here.

On the Saginaw River sits Bay City, where there are a variety of fascinating things to do. Of particular interest is the city’s connection to the Underground Railroad used by runaway slaves. The city was founded by one of America’s renowned abolitionists, James G Birney. Here, visitors will enjoy Chillson House, a house reported to have hidden slaves, and two Civil War cemeteries at Elm Lawn and Pine Ridge, both final resting place of several well-known Civil War veterans. At the Veteran’s Memorial Park, visitors will see the sunken schooner Gerrit Smith. This 70-foot ship is rumored to have transported runaway slaves to Canada.

East Central Michigan Cottages on the Lakes

East Central Michigan vacation rentals are available in a wide variety of charming towns across the region. Many are lakefront homes with decks or patios where you can make the most of each day. Each home is unique apart from one thing, the standard of accommodation provided. These homes offer exceptional levels of comfort and facilities. All homes are equipped with modern conveniences and many come with extra luxuries such as DVD players and music systems, BBQs and yard furniture, internet access and satellite TV. Many are happy to welcome the four-legged family members too!

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