Things to Do

Activities

Swimming

After a refreshing dip in Rockwell Lake, climb upon our floating dock, relax in the sun and feel your tensions ease.

Fishing

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.

Barbecue/Grill Areas

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.

Nature Walks

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.

Bird Watching

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.

Watercraft

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.

Picnic

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.

Horseshoes

Feeling lucky? Everything old is new again! Teach your kids or challenge a friend to this fun game.

Croquet

Mallets, balls, wickets and stakes! We’re talking recreational pastime on an easy summer afternoon.

Relax

Lounging in one of our custom-built Adirondack chairs with a cool drink nearby may be “just what the doctor ordered.”

Stay Fit

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.

Wireless Internet

From your room or almost anywhere around the Lodge and Plym Village, you may surf the web.

Business Services

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.

Snack Time

Are you in between meals and can’t wait until scheduled mealtime? Check out our Vending Area on the way to your guest suite.

Volleyball

Up for a game with the family and friends? Check out the equipment with the General Managers.

Frisbee

Who doesn’t like to throw a Frisbee? It’s so simple and so much fun. No experience needed.

Afternoon Cookies

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.

Campfires

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.

Biking

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.

Running

For the avid runner, there is a great trail that surrounds Rockwell Lake. The distance is approximately one mile.

Painting

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.

“Kodachrome”

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.
—Paul Simon

Stargazing

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.)

Snow-Shoeing

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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Area Attractions

Check with our Lodge Managers for additional information and assistance.

Golf

El Dorado Golf Course
18 hole course
Greens Fees: $35-$69
7839 E. 46 1/2 Road
Cadillac, MI 49601-9709
(231) 779-9977
www.golfeldorado.com

Golf

Tustin Trails
9 hole course
Greens Fees: $17 with cart (M-F)
20231 Mackinaw Trail
Tustin, MI 49688
(231) 829-5455
www.thegolfcourses.net

Golf

The Rose Golf Course, Inc.
18 hole course
Greens Fees: $35 with cart (M-F); $39 (weekends)
16264 18 Mile Road
LeRoy, MI 49655
(231) 768-5060
www.golftherose.com

Luther Historical Museum

Luther, MI
(231) 797-5398

Luther Area Public Library

Luther, MI
(231) 797-8006

Pamela Tripp Gallery

Baldwin, MI
(231) 745-3704
www.pamelatrippgallery.com

Pine River Paddlesports Center

Michigan Canoe and Kayak Trips
Wellston, MI
(231) 862-3471
www.thepineriver.com

Schmidt Outfitters

“Your Fly Fishing Outfitter in Michigan”
918 Seaman Road
Wellston, MI 49689
888-221-9056
www.schmidtoutfitters.com

Logger’s Landing

Bar Style Food & Karaoke
Luther, MI
(231) 797-5688

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
(231) 745-7892
www.shrineofthepines.com

Luther Logging Days

Luther, MI
July 4th Weekend

National Cherry Festival

Traverse City, MI
Early July
(800) 968-3380
www.cherryfestival.org

TroutARama

Kids’ fishing contest, carnival rides, petting zoo, softball tournament, entertainment and a parade for the entire family.
Baldwin, MI.
July 23-26
www.troutarama.com

IdleWild Music Fest

Idlewild, MI
July 10-12
www.historicidlewild.com

Dog Sled Races

M.U.S.H. Sponsored Dog Sled Races
(810) 964-MUSH
Baldwin, MI
January, February & March
www.michigandogdrivers.org

Annual Blessing of the Bikes Marketplace

Baldwin, MI
Mid-May
(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
Cadillac, MI
(231) 779-9520
www.thewex.com

Rails to Trails

Bike trails
Reed City, MI
www.railstrails.org

Buckley Old Engine Show

3rd Weekend in August
Buckley, MI
www.buckleyoldengineshow.org

Mesick Mushroom Festival

Over Mother’s Day Weekend (May)
Mesick, MI
(231) 885-2679
www.mesick-mushroomfest.org

Michigan Legacy Art Park

Creative sculptures that interpret MI history
Thompsonville, MI
(231) 378-4963
www.michlegacyartpark.org

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Shopping

Pandora’s Box

Unique and unusual clothing, jewelry and gifts, custom picture framing.
Baldwin, MI
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon. – Sat.)
(231) 745-8804

Paul Bunyan Antiques Mall

Baldwin, MI
Open daily April 1 – October 31
(231) 745-2637

Downtown Antiques & Collectibles

Retro 50’s furniture, Coke memorabilia, variety of collectibles
Cadillac, MI
(231) 876-2399

Phyllis’ Olde House Antiques

Antique furniture and rare collectibles
Cadillac, MI
(231) 779-7502

Royer’s Antiques

Furniture, primitives, pottery, Depression glass
Cadillac, MI
(231) 779-2434

Book Nook

New and used books
Cadillac, MI
(231) 775-8171

The Apple Tree

Yankee Candles, Crabtree & Evelyn, rubber stamps, Lee Middleton Dolls, Blue Mountain Cards, and handcrafted gifts are all available.
Cadillac, MI
(231) 775-6461

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3943 N. Skookum Road
Luther, MI

For reservations call:
(517) 437-3311