The Perfect Spot
Cheboygan Village Marina is located on the Cheboygan River, just 1/4 mile upriver from Lake Huron and the Straits of Mackinac - a very popular destination point. In just a few minutes, you can be on your way to one of the many attractions the area has to offer; some within walking distance and others ideal for a day excursion.
Find Us - By Land
123 South Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Find Us - By Sea
You'll find us at:
Latitude North 45.5327
Longitude West 84.3636
Other Northern Michigan Attractions
Scenic Inland Water Route
You can explore the 87-mile round trip route, which starts at the Cheboygan River and includes the waters of Crooked Lake, Crooked River, Burt Lake, Indian River, and Mullet Lake. Boaters routinely see wild animals including bald eagles, osprey, beaver, fox, coyote, whitetail deer, hawks, and even occasionally bear.
This tiny community of less than 6000 is growing, but will maintain its innocence for years to come. Cheboygan Village Marina is located right on Main Street and you can easily walk to many attractions the town has to offer. Attend a performance at our premier music hall - the Cheboygan Opera House, spend time at the Historical Society Museum, enjoy a free concert in the park, or attend one of the many local events including Wanigan Week, art exhibits, and craft shows. And, of course, you can partake in one of several fishing tournaments.
Dozens and dozens of private and public lighthouses ring the area. Travelers come from all over the world to take in the vast number of different opportunities to see and explore these special historical buildings. Get up close with your boat and enjoy the charm and majesty of these reminders of when even big ships were commonly lost on the Great Lakes.
Visit this little town and include Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Historic Mill Creek, and Fort Mackinac in your itinerary. There's also great shopping, indoor and outdoor waterparks, and live nightly entertainment.
Famed Mackinac Island
From Cheboygan Village Marina, this fabulous island is only 30 minutes away on a calm sea. You can spend days on this island, mooring at the state dock and visiting the oldest state park in America - Colonial Michilimackinac, or one of the dozens of other attractions on this one-of-a-kind island.
Straits of Mackinac
This strip of water connects Lakes Michigan and Huron. Hundreds of freighters travel the straits and you can have the fun of getting close to the big ships as they cruise this 5-mile wide (at its narrow point) shipping highway. Or boat under the Mackinac Bridge. The Straits and surrounding Great Lakes are also home to an estimated 5000 shipwrecks.
Petoskey | Bay Harbor | Harbor Springs
Three of the most upscale, year-round resort towns to be found anywhere. Great dining, boutique shopping, old money, and million-dollar sunsets just about says it all. A nice distance when out for a day trip from Cheboygan Village Marina.
Drummond Island | Bois Blanc Island
Both of these islands are distinct from each other and from any other island in the Great Lakes region. Drummond is the largest freshwater island in the US with 136 miles of shoreline and 40 inland lakes. Golfing, mountain biking trails, and some of the best fishing on the Great Lakes attract boaters from all over the region to Drummond. Visit Bois Blanc Island and walk down to the only restaurant and have a quiet meal. Or, stop in at the island tavern and mingle with other boaters and a handful of locals to swap stories while having drinks.
A few hours' sail from Cheboygan Village Marina is one of the most beautiful, picturesque destinations for freshwater boaters - a place called the "Holy Grail of the Great Lakes." The North Channel is widely considered to be one of the top sailing destinations in the entire Midwest. What's the attraction? Natural beauty, spectacular scenery, dozens of islands, unspoiled wilderness, and miles of quiet, secluded shoreline.
Les Cheneaux Islands
A series of 36 islands along 12 miles of Lake Huron shoreline offer dozens of channels, sheltered bays, and quiet coves ideal for boating. Within this area are the one-time fishing villages of Cedarville and Hessel, offering fine marinas, lodging, camping, restaurants, and shopping.
The Soo Locks has been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth.