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Sail Away to Turnip Rock and Bay City

Rise early and enjoy a full complimentary breakfast at the hotel before heading out for your adventure-packed morning.
Kayak to Turnip Rock, one of Michigan's most beautiful natural wonders, explore the coastal downtown in Bay City, and end the day sailing at sunset on the Saginaw Bay.

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26.6 km25 min
Port Austin Kayak & Bike
08:004 h

Port Austin Kayak & Bike

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Begin your morning at sunrise to get a head start on your kayaking journey to Turnip Rock. Kayaking to Turnip Rock in Port Austin is one of the most remarkable activities for adventurers in Michigan, as the natural wonder is not accessible by land. The trip brings you on a seven-mile out-and-back loop where you will visit Turnip Rock, as well as sea caves and a rock formation named Thumbnail Point.
Check the weather before you go to remain safe and wear water shoes to avoid falling on slippery rocks. Note that the trip can take between two to four hours to complete, and can be quite a workout. For those that cannot kayak the way there, there are also boat tours out of Port Austin that will bring passengers to the rock.
13 m5 min
Pak's Backyard
12:0545 min

Pak's Backyard

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After your long kayaking trip, cool off and settle down with a beer at Pak's Backyard, which is conveniently located onsite at the kayak launch. The cafe and beer garden features Michigan craft beers and backyard games to play. We recommend sharing small appetizers to save room for lunch afterward at Bird Creek Farms.

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