Got a Great Dad in Your Life? Treat Him to a Father’s Day Getaway in White Lake!

Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day! And if you’ve yet to find the perfect gift, let us give ya a hand!

This year for Father’s Day, why not plan something a little different?

White Lake is Upper Michigan’s premier destination for travelers from Kalamazoo, Holland, Grand Rapids, and Lansing. Our lakeside hotel, The Weathervane Inn, invites fathers and their families every year from these areas to celebrate Father’s Day weekend in style — and we’d love to welcome you too!

In White Lake, Dad can fish, golf, read a book on the beach, and get the rest and relaxation he deserves. At our lakefront hotel, he’ll have access to WiFi, a flat screen TV, and a balcony for overlooking gorgeous White Lake.

Whether you’re giving Dad a full day of freedom on his own — or planning a hiking, biking, or beach trip as a family — White Lake is the place to be this Father’s Day!

Here are some ideas to get your planning started:


Father’s Day Fun in White Lake

Biking the Hart-Montague Bike Trail

Our lakefront hotel has wonderful access to one of the biggest draws to our area: The Hart Montague-Bike Trail. Paved over what used to be an active railroad, the trail is 22.5-miles long and will take you through woods, over streams, up and down hills, and past gorgeous vistas of West Michigan.

While on the trail, head north to New Era for lunch on a working dairy farm, go to Hart for an easy gateway to the lovely sand dunes of Silver Lake, or veer off the trail and hang around Montague and Whitehall for an ice cream cone or a beer in town.

Need bikes? The Weathervane Inn is lucky enough to have a bike rental shop extremely close to our lakeside inn — WaterDog Outfitters. Book single bikes or tandems for extremely reasonable prices.


A White River Adventure

Also available at WaterDog Outfitters are kayaks and stand up paddleboats (SUPs) for rent. Renting kayaks and SUPs is just as easy as renting bikes, and you can easily get whatever you need for a fun trip around the White Lake shoreline (12+ miles). You can even paddle to dinner! Three excellent restaurants are located around the shores of White Lake.

Looking for a canoe? Head to nearby Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery. Here, you can rent canoes for the whole family or tubes or rafts for floating down calm White River. Happy Mohawk provides all lifejackets, paddles, and transportation for a super fun trip!



In addition to Lake Michigan, there are plenty of inland lakes in the White Lake area. So, if Dad wants to pack up his own boat and fishing gear, that’s a can-do in multiple areas around White Lake.

If, on the other hand, Dad loves to fish but doesn’t have his own boat and gear, we can still set him up! Charter fishing is a huge attraction to our area, and there are multiple charter companies who can take Dad out on the water alone or with the whole family. Check out our post on Charter Fishing here to learn more. Remember that while Dad won’t need a boat license (the charter company will take care of that for you), you will need a Michigan fishing license.

Every fished from a kayak? WaterDog Outfitters has fully-equipped fishing kayaks for rent too!



White Lake features several outstanding golf courses to choose from if Dad would like to head out on the links while he’s in town:



You simply can’t visit Montague or Whitehall in the summer without at least taking a gander at “The Big Lake” — Lake Michigan. Beaches on our section of the Lake Michigan coastline are known as the best in the state — sandy, roomy, and perfect for a day with your family. By Father’s Day weekend, the water should be perfect for a swim. Check out our page dedicated to amazing beaches in our area, and find one that suits what you’re looking for!


Have Young Children? Plan a Day at Lewis Farm Market!

While the beach, kayaking, and biking are always good plans for days out with kids, nearby Lewis Farm Market also has a long list of attractions and activities your children will adore.

Lewis Farm Market is a family owned and operated, 700-acre farm featuring a petting zoo, fruit orchards, a market full of goodies and gifts, a bakery, and many other events and attractions for kids of all ages.

Head out to the farm this Father’s Day, and Dad will enjoy free admission plus an apple cinnamon donut and coffee!


June Discount (25% off)

Take advantage of this months discount. 25% off for the month of June, valid any day. Just use code father while booking a room.

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