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With Grand Traverse Bay to the west and the Chain of Lakes running through Antrim County, it’s hard to travel far without experiencing the beauty and pleasure of life on the water.

Whether you prefer a leisurely paddle down the river, a cruise around the bay, or harnessing the wind with your sails, there’s plenty to do on the water in the Elk Rapids area. From pontoon boats to kayaks to stand-up paddleboards, there’s a way for everyone to enjoy the water. Bring your own or rent a boat for an hour, day, or week. Enjoy the quiet calm of Bellaire, Intermediate, and Clam lakes, or explore the depths of Torch Lake and the Grand Traverse Bay. If flowing water is more your speed, enjoy the 75-mile long Chain of Lakes watershed, connecting 14 lakes and interconnecting rivers. There’s a perfect pace and a perfect place in the Elk Rapids area for every water lover.

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