Setting the Bar for Boater Friendly Port Clinton area, Ohio
Setting the Bar for Boater Friendly
Cruise or trailer to Lake Erie’s coastal communities of Port Clinton, Catawba, Marblehead and Lakeside.

What do giant crystal apples and 16-foot fiberglass fish have in common? Both drop on popular tourism areas at the stroke of midnight, New Year’s Eve. The apple, of course, settles in New York City’s Times Square to the cheers of raucous crowds. The fish, appropriately a walleye, des...

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Uptown Vibe Marquette, Michigan
Uptown Vibe
Time-tested tradition makes Marquette, Michigan the place for year-round recreation.

The winter air is electric with dog barks, lake effect snow and the synchronized countdown steaming from the mouths of several thousand hardy spectators braving this frosty February night in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Six bustling blocks of downtown Marquette, the region’s comm...

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Upstate Tranquility Sackets Harbor, New York
Upstate Tranquility
Sackets Harbor, New York offers visitors the perfect mix of vibrant history, culinary delights and small town charm.

The Canadians are coming, and this time, 200 years after the War of 1812 began, it is an infinitely more welcome sight. At least it appears that way through the streets of Sackets Harbor, New York. It is a scene that those who fought along the banks and in the open waters of Sackets Harbor w...

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Island City Brockville, Ontario
Island City
Brockville, Ontario, gateway to the world-famous Thousand Islands, is an unparalleled boater’s paradise straddling both sides of the U.S. and Canadian border

Welcome to Island City. You won’t find it in the tropics or at the end of a mythical voyage in a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie sequel. But boaters can find it at the eastern gateway to the amazing archipelago known as the world-famous Thousand Islands. Brockville, “Th...

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Out of Bounds Boundary Waters, Lake Superior
Out of Bounds
For a true Up North experience, look no further than the Boundary Waters — and the gateway communities that offer access to its breathtaking million-plus acres.

If you’re a Great Lakes trailerboater, or any Midwesterner with a bent for watersports and the great outdoors, chances are you’re familiar with Up North — that vast country stretching from northern Minnesota, across Wisconsin and Michigan, to eastern Ontario. Like a magnet, it ...

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Paradise Inland Lower Peninsula, Michigan
Paradise Inland
Michigan’s Inland Waterway is a can’t-miss summer destination.

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is a small boater’s paradise known as the Inland Waterway. This meandering body of water stretches about 40 miles, beginning in Crooked Lake at the town of Conway and proceeding through connecting rivers to Pickerel, Bu...

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No Stopping Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
No Stopping Milwaukee
Those ’70s sitcoms were a long time ago... Now, think world-class museums, great restaurants, waterfront fun and some truly epic parties. (Don’t worry: The beer and motorcycles are still there.)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last three or four decades, the opening lines of the “Laverne & Shirley” theme song and the sight of two young brewery workers hopping and running along a city sidewalk have become synonymous with Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose re...

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American Beauty Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan
American Beauty
Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of the most celebrated and picturesque locales in the U.S.

Unlike the craggy Wisconsin coast far to the west, Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline is a long rim of golden sand — from broad beaches, to towering bluffs, to windswept dunes. They each offer their own magic, but one particular spot stands out. And it stands out so prominently, ABC&rsquo...

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Coastal Escapes Leland, Michigan & The Northern Peninsula
Coastal Escapes
Leland, Michigan and the surrounding communities of Suttons Bay and Northport along the Leelanau Peninsula boast offerings of fine wine, scrumptious eats and first-class shopping — not to mention all the boating, biking and fishing you can stand to enjoy.

Turquoise waters lap against dunes and cliffs as you cruise Lake Michigan along the Leelanau Peninsula. A breakwater’s outstretched arm appears ahead, enticing boaters into Leland Harbor. Entrance reveals a picturesque fishing village huddled on a narrow river, complete with colorful flowe...

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Northern Exposure Parry Sound, Ontario
Northern Exposure
The town of Parry Sound is the world-renowned jewel of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands.

What is it that a hockey super star, million-dollar paintings and Marilyn Monroe all have in common? The surprising answer is the little town of Parry Sound, Ontario. Tucked into a fjord-like setting on the east shore of Georgian Bay, Parry Sound, with its population of 10,000 to 12,000 (de...

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