Lake Michigan Adventures

As a Michigan based company, we have a great deal of pride in what Michigan has to offer in terms of natural beauty and exploration of the outdoors. If you love to kayak, canoe, paddle board, raft, or any other sort of water sport, consider heading out to Michigan’s beautiful shoreline this summer.

The Adayak family can speak from experience in saying that a trip to the northern peninsula of Michigan is well worth the time. We recommend taking a day to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes, an icon in the nature of Michigan. Spend hours hiking along the sandy dunes, running down the hilly plains, and taking photos of a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan. While you’re there, be sure to visit Glen Arbor, a little piece of Lake Michigan that is open to the public. The water is crystal clear and blue as the sky, and very cold. Glen Arbor is a perfect spot for kayakers as the waters are tranquil in the summer, but we wouldn’t advise swimming unless the day is absolutely sweltering!

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The Crystal River and the Platte River are both perfect locations to paddle the day away. Bring your own boats, or travel lightly in knowing that there are many rental shops in the area.

For the Adayak hikers, there are plenty of trails to explore. Check out a full list of hiking trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes on the website of the National Park Service.

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The Best Campsites Collection #3 – Crater Lake National Park

Created by a violent volcanic eruption some 7,700 years ago, Oregon’s Crater Lake is a 1,943 foot deep crystal clear lake surrounded by sheer cliffs and old growth ponderosa pine. Crater Lake National Park offers a great many outdoor activities—in addition to simply gazing across the 6 mile wide crater—including swimming, exploring Wizard Island and hiking a portion of the legendary Pacific Crest Trail.

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The First 70

The trailer for The First 70 came out about 6 months ago, but with July 1st quickly approaching I felt it appropriate to help spread the word. It’s never too late.

On July 1st, California will vote to close up to 70 of their state parks in an effort to save the state money. No one is disputing that California is in deep with their finances, but are closing state parks the way to go about it? This film is a journey through those 70 parks and gives us a look into the lives of the people who pour their heart and soul into maintaining them.

The First 70 Trailer from Heath Hen Films on Vimeo.