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Spring Recreation Activities in Elk Rapids

Elk Rapids is a beautiful destination for recreation, shopping, and dining year-round. But there is something special in the air this month as the ground begins to thaw and people begin to wander in the outdoors a little bit more. It is time to enjoy the beauty of spring, so come on out and have some fun in Elk Rapids this month.


Anglers delight in the possibilities that the East Bay offers this month. It is officially peak season for bass fishing, so head on out and catch the big one! Eighty percent of Elk Rapids' perimeter is water, so there is plenty of room for everyone. Elk Rapids Marina on Elk Lake is your source for launching, renting, and buying fishing boats.


April provides bike enthusiasts with the perfect weather to hit the miles and miles of trails Elk Rapids offers. Whether you have an hour or an entire day, there is an abundance of destinations to get outside and experience the beauty of northern Michigan's rolling hills, deep forests, and wide-open water vistas. Follow our trail map to find your perfect route.

If you need an upgrade or want to rent a bike, count on Bayfront Beach & Bikes for all your biking equipment needs.


The small-town feel of Elk Rapids downtown is a true gem, especially as the weather starts to warm. Take a day to stroll the streets and enjoy the unique treasures our local businesses offer. You will delight in the gifts, clothing, soaps, and lotions you discover in our unique shops.


After a full day of spring fun in Elk Rapids, you will be ready for a delicious meal and perhaps a refreshing alcoholic beverage. With many local breweries, wineries, and distilleries in our area, there are several ways to quench your thirst. In addition, many of our restaurants have fantastic outdoor dining options to enjoy picturesque water views when the weather is warm. From food to go to family-friendly dining options, Elk Rapids' restaurants will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Plenty of activities in Elk Rapids can fill your April days and help you enjoy the area. So enjoy the season's beauty and keep an eye on the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce website and Facebook page for more information!



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