Belle Isle has made its way onto many lists regarding things to do in Detroit. After all, it’s an island in the Detroit River with a park and beach, so it’s a favorite with visitors and locals alike. Social water activities in Detroit enliven the city and allow people to enjoy the best of its natural sights while exploring new modern conveniences.
Detroitisit has already put together a list of water activities in Detroit for those more inclined to flex their muscles. However, summer is also a wonderful time for splashing around. Enjoy the water and its peaceful nature.
Detroitsit has put together a list of 5 aquatic social activities in Detroit to remind you to balance your work with play and relaxation. High Five for renewed contact with your favorite people.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER
Water socials in Detroit can mingle with the land. Enjoy an outdoor adventure experience with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators. Walk behind and touch a waterfall, climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive Bur Oak, then pretend to be a pilot on a real plane. On the other side of a suspension bridge, you can board a fishing boat and test your fishing skills. Become one with nature and the outdoors. Whether you’re mountain biking the trails or seeing Michigan native fish in a giant aquarium. Endless adventures invite you to explore!
Located at: 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MID 48207.
What’s better than a yacht cruise? A yacht cruise where you can enjoy a gourmet summer meal with your hair in the wind. The Summer Cruise Series from Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters is your go-to for social boating activities in Detroit that will make you feel like your life has just been upgraded for the day. The stunning skyline views along Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River are just as irresistible as the amenities. Dinners, an open bar and live entertainment are included on some cruises. For all the romantics out there, consider taking your sweetheart on board for a special night out as these are usually adults only cruises. Who knows? This could end up being your wedding venue! Boarding is at downtown Port Detroit Dock. Sail on! Click HERE to book.
Located at: 400 Maple Park Blvd. Ste. 404 St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
MT. ELLIOT PARK
Detroit’s parks are a great way to spend a summer day, as each has several fun options for all ages. The renovated Mt. Elliott Park & Pavilion features a Great Lakes schooner-themed water feature with “kid-activated” waterfalls and water cannons, wind chimes and many more interactive features. With its fishing piers, winding walkways, LED lighting, restrooms and cafe, watch Mount Elliot become one of your favorite hangouts this summer. The park’s water features were designed in collaboration with Water Odyssey, an international designer of fountains and water parks. The Splash Pad of the Gilbert family schooner should be back this summer! Click HERE to stay tuned.
Located at: 110 Mount Elliott Street Detroit, MID48207.
DETROIT TIKI BOATS
The Motor City is always on the move. It’s time to add an extra twist to this list of social water activities in Detroit. You can bar hop in Detroit or float on the water and let the drinks come to you. We invite you to test the brand new tiki bar ON the water. Now you have no excuse to sit down and wonder what to do in Detroit this summer. Who’s up for an “island getaway”? Increase the excitement level for bachelor/bachelorette parties, reunions, family reunions, team building, and more. Click here for more information. Up to 6 people per Tiki. They also have St. Clair Shores Tiki Boats and Wyandotte Tiki Boat exploration.
Located at: 150 St. Jean St., Detroit, MI 48214.
MILLIKEN STATE PARK LIGHTHOUSE
Follow the light… William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor is home to a 63-foot lighthouse. It is a scaled-down replica of the newly renovated Tawas Point State Park Lighthouse, originally built in 1876. The Tawas Point Lighthouse is the only representative of a true Victorian-style station built on the Great Lakes. Social water activities in Detroit can sometimes just mean enjoying Michigan’s surrounding Great Lakes from near and far. Click here for more information.
Located at: 1900 Atwater Street Detroit, MID48207
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