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Hike

Explore on-site at Garden Grove Retreat. 40 acres to roam. Hike Pictured Rocks, Hiawatha State Forest, Fayette, Indian Lake and more!

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Bike

Make the ride along Michigan's Iron-Belle Trail across the U.P., or just ride from Garden Grove to Fayette. Mountain Bike in the Garden and Cooks Plains trails.

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Kayak

Put your kayak in at the nearby Garden Boat Launch to access Garden Bay. Or put in at Snail Shell Harbor in Fayette for amazing views of the cliffs and townsite.

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Swim

3 great beaches within 20 minutes:

Rogers Park in Thompson, Fayette State Park swimming area, and Tylene's Beach at Garden Corners.

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XC Ski

Close to Fayette, Indian Lake, and Rapid River XC Pathways.

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Snowshoe

Snowshow on-site at Garden Grove Retreat, or explore our many nearby Parks: Fayette, Indian Lake, Rapid River, Hiawatha, Pictured Rocks

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Snowmobile

Easy access to trails - just 1 mile ride from Garden Grove Retreat. Affordable group rates.

Fish

Bring your boat or book a charter. Great fishing on Garden Bay, Big Bay de Noc and Lake Michigan. 

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Hunt

Get your buck, partridge, grouse, turkey, duck or bear on plenty of Michigan State land here on the Garden Peninsula. You don't need a hunting camp when you've got Garden Grove! Michigan hunting permits required to hunt game.

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Stargaze

If you're looking for dark skies, you'll find them on the Garden Peninsula. Head to the labyrinth of Garden Grove, or Fayette for best views of the night sky.

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Motorcycle

Come alone or with a group! We're ready to host you and your cycle. Safe off-street parking. Perfect for your Circle the Lake tour of Lake Superior or Lake Michigan.

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Explore

Check out our beautiful Garden Peninsula. From Big Bay de Noc to Lake Michigan, you'll love exploring everything in between! Ask us for great ideas to make your trip memorable.