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Things To Do & See

Idlewild, MI & Lake County

Grocery Stores

Houseman's Food

(~5 miles)

9559 S M 37
Baldwin, MI 49304

(231) 745-2761


(~30 miles)

15400 Waldron Way
Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 527-0200


Pattie Drug

(~3 miles)

868 Michigan Ave, Baldwin, MI 49304

(231) 745-4697

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital

(~19 miles)

24 hours

300 N Patterson Rd,

Reed City, MI 49677

(231) 832-3271


Peyton's Grill Seasonal

14228 S Lake Dr.

Idlewild, MI 49642

876 Restaurant

(~4 miles)

876 Michigan Ave.

Baldwin, MI 49304

(231) 791-5876

Chase Creek Smokehouse

(~10 miles)

7143 S Depot St,

Chase, MI 49623

(231) 832-8303


For information on hiking in Lake County, please visit:
Manistee National Forest
Pere Marquette State Forest
National Park Service
North Country Scenic Trail Association


Idlewild Rentals

Bikes and non-motorized water sports

Rail To Trails Lake County, MI please visit: @railstotrailslakecountymichigan

Biking - Lake County, MI

please visit:


Marquette Trails Golf Course (~9.0 miles)

Intimidator Golf Course

(~20 miles)

Spring Valley Golf Course

(~19 miles)


For information on fishing in Lake County, please visit:

Baldwin Fishing Guides

Fishing Charters

The Fly Shop Bait & Tackle

(~5 miles)

9331 M-37,

Baldwin, MI 49304

 (231) 745-3529


Information, permits and licenses can be obtained at the offices below as well as at many local stores and service stations.

Please check with the Michigan DNR to confirm all season dates and check for any changes:

Manistee National Forest Field Office

(231) 745-4631

Michigan Department of Recreation Field Office

(231) 745-4651

Water Sports

Idlewild Lake is an all-sports lake: jet ski, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, SUP, etc.

Baldwin Canoe Rental

(~5 miles)

Canoe, kayak, raft, & tube rentals on the Pere Marquette National Scenic River. 

(231) 745-4669

Pine River Paddlesports Center
9590 S. Grandview Highway S 37
Wellston, MI 49689
Phone: (231) 862-3471

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