Things to Do
After a refreshing dip in Rockwell Lake, climb upon our floating dock, relax in the sun and feel your tensions ease.
Fishing in Michigan is serious fun! Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Walleye and Perch are among many of the fish to be found in Rockwell Lake. Bring your valid Michigan fishing license, your earthworms, and put your fishing skills to the test. (No perch may be taken.) All anglers practice catch-and-release.
We have 3 grills that are available for use by Lodge and cabin guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. One is located between Cabins 1 & 4. Another is located between Cabins 2 & 3. The third one is down by the lake, located near the fire pit. Guests need to provide their own charcoal, lighter fluid, food, utensils, etc.
Get your blood pumping and your energy level up. Walk or hike the marked trails around the lake and property. Pristine forests, fields, bogs, swamps and a trout stream surround the Lodge.
Bring your binoculars or borrow ours to find our resident pair of American Bald Eagles. Find the nest where the Common Loons reside or look for the Great Blue Heron. Depending on the season, you may find Ruffled Grouse, Baltimore Orioles or Northern White-throated Sparrows.
Camping in Plym Village
Stay in one of our three rustic cabins in Plym Village. A total of 48 bunk beds are available to campers. For your convenience and comfort, each cabin provides a kitchenette, microwave, mini-refrigerator, 12-cup coffee maker, dining room table & 6 chairs, service for 12, restroom with showers, telephone and wireless internet.
Enjoy your time on scenic Rockwell Lake with any of our boats:
- 5 fishing boats with trolling motors
- 2 canoes
- 2 pedal boats
- 3 kayaks
As our guest, we are happy to make this equipment available to you. Please see the General Managers for information.
The Lodge Great Room
If quiet time and a chair by the fire to read a good book is what you prefer, we have the perfect spot: the Lodge Great Room. Enjoy board games on the Game Table including Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominos or Playing Cards. Sit back and watch TV on the flat screen while lounging in the plush, leather seating or read Audubon Society Field Guides on trees, birds, animals, stars, and insects.
How about a priceless view while picnicking with that special someone? Families enjoy picnics, especially with favorite summer foods and drinks at hand. Check with our General Managers for the perfect location and choose from the wonderful cuisine our kitchen has to offer.
Fire Pits and S’mores
It’s time for stories and tall tales with your friends around the Fire pit. Time to roast marshmallows, eat cookies and chocolate, get cozy by the fire; watch the stars come out. So grab your chair and kick back for a good time.
Feeling lucky? Everything old is new again! Teach your kids or challenge a friend to this fun game.
Mallets, balls, wickets and stakes! We’re talking recreational pastime on an easy summer afternoon.
Lounging in one of our custom-built Adirondack chairs with a cool drink nearby may be “just what the doctor ordered.”
If you prefer an indoor workout regimen, we have two, heavy-duty treadmills in the lower level of the Lodge and a weight machine, just below the Great Room. Use your guest room key for entry. Towels are provided. While there, catch up on the news or watch your favorite program on our large, flat-screened TV.
Popcorn & Movies
Enjoy a relaxing night in your guest suite, curled up watching a favorite movie, with your fireplace on and popcorn popping in your own microwave. Use your mini-refrigerator to chill your best beverage.
From your room or almost anywhere around the Lodge and Plym Village, you may surf the web.
If you have to take your work with you, we have a guest computer available with wireless Internet access. We also have a fax machine, copier and printer. These are located in the lobby of the Lodge.
Are you in between meals and can’t wait until scheduled mealtime? Check out our Vending Area on the way to your guest suite.
Up for a game with the family and friends? Check out the equipment with the General Managers.
Who doesn’t like to throw a Frisbee? It’s so simple and so much fun. No experience needed.
Not just for kids! Because you chose to lodge with us and we like to pamper our guests, enjoy afternoon cookies with tea or coffee, served in the Lodge Great Room.
Remember sitting around a crackling fire in the cool evenings, eating hot dogs, reminiscing about good times, or even singing favorite songs with family and friends? You can do it again when you stay with us. We provide the location and the firewood. The rest is up to you. And, if you sing off key, we promise not to notice.
If you wish to bring your own bike, we recommend mountain-type bikes due to the terrain. You can also access the White Pine Trail in Leroy. This trail is a 148-mile bike path from Grand Rapids to Cadillac, Michigan.
For the avid runner, there is a great trail that surrounds Rockwell Lake. The distance is approximately one mile.
Winston Churchill had the right idea taking his paints and easel wherever he traveled. Bring your own easel to capture some of the best scenic views Michigan has to offer year ‘round.
Let a photograph be your souvenir:
They give us those nice bright colors; they give us the greens of summers.
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah.
I got a Nikon camera; I love to take a photograph,
So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away.
It’s not just for lovers! Borrow our binoculars and test your knowledge of the night sky. Practice your navigational skills by adding a compass. Or, just sit back, relax, and “dream a little dream of thee…”
Cross Country Skiing
When the deep, white powder arrives at our door, bring your cross-country skis to sail over our groomed trails. (Bring your own equipment.)
Like Hansel and Gretel, let your snowshoe tracks be your path back to the warm fire of the Lodge Great Room after an invigorating trek through the snow-covered woods. (Bring your own equipment.)
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Check with our Lodge Managers for additional information and assistance.
El Dorado Golf Course
18 hole course
Greens Fees: $35-$69
7839 E. 46 1/2 Road
Cadillac, MI 49601-9709
9 hole course
Greens Fees: $17 with cart (M-F)
20231 Mackinaw Trail
Tustin, MI 49688
The Rose Golf Course, Inc.
18 hole course
Greens Fees: $35 with cart (M-F); $39 (weekends)
16264 18 Mile Road
LeRoy, MI 49655
Luther Historical Museum
Luther Area Public Library
Pamela Tripp Gallery
Pine River Paddlesports Center
Michigan Canoe and Kayak Trips
“Your Fly Fishing Outfitter in Michigan”
918 Seaman Road
Wellston, MI 49689
Bar Style Food & Karaoke
Shrine of the Pines
World’s largest display of rustic pine furniture
Open May 15 – Oct. 15 (M-Sat. 10-6; Sunday 1:30-6pm)
8962 S M 37
Baldwin, MI 49304-8084
Luther Logging Days
July 4th Weekend
National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, MI
Kids’ fishing contest, carnival rides, petting zoo, softball tournament, entertainment and a parade for the entire family.
IdleWild Music Fest
Dog Sled Races
M.U.S.H. Sponsored Dog Sled Races
January, February & March
Annual Blessing of the Bikes Marketplace
(231) 745-4331 or (800) 245-3240
Michigan’s Longest Yard Sale
Lake and Newaygo Counties (M37 and across US 10)
4 days in late June
Wexford County Civic Center
Hockey, Racetrack, Ice Arena
Rails to Trails
Reed City, MI
Buckley Old Engine Show
3rd Weekend in August
Mesick Mushroom Festival
Over Mother’s Day Weekend (May)
Michigan Legacy Art Park
Creative sculptures that interpret MI history
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Unique and unusual clothing, jewelry and gifts, custom picture framing.
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon. – Sat.)
Paul Bunyan Antiques Mall
Open daily April 1 – October 31
Downtown Antiques & Collectibles
Retro 50’s furniture, Coke memorabilia, variety of collectibles
Phyllis’ Olde House Antiques
Antique furniture and rare collectibles
Furniture, primitives, pottery, Depression glass
New and used books
The Apple Tree
Yankee Candles, Crabtree & Evelyn, rubber stamps, Lee Middleton Dolls, Blue Mountain Cards, and handcrafted gifts are all available.
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