Summer Activities in Lewiston:

The long days of summer provide ample time to get out and enjoy all that northern Michigan has to offer. Spend a lazy day on an area lake, or go explore the nearby Amish and Mennonite communites. Top off your day at a local restaurant. Here are some of the many summer activities Lewiston has to offer.

  • Fishing

    From the first glimmer of sunrise to the last golden ray of sunset, there is nothing as relaxing as fishing one of our area lakes where a lucky angler may catch yellow perch, blue gills, pumpkinseed sunfish, large or small mouth bass, walleye, northern pike or tiger muskies. We have…

  • Camping

    Camping is wonderful around Lewiston. There are fabulous forest and lakes to enjoy. All the amenities you might want are close by and you just won't find a more beautiful spot to commune with nature. There are several very nice DNR campgrounds in and around Lewiston. The closest is Little…

  • Lakes and Streams

    Lewiston enjoys an abundance of natural inland lakes that offer many opportunities to fish, swim, boat, water ski, kayak, canoe, jet ski or just plain relax. The most popular lakes are listed below. Public access is available on Avery Lake, Tee Lake, and East Twin. You can visit several lakes…

  • Golfing

    If Northern Michigan Golf is on your mind, than Lewiston is where you should come to play. Lewiston is home to Garland Resort, and some of the best golf courses in Northern Michigan. If you like meticulous manicured fairways, white sandy traps, smooth rolling greens, than Lewiston/Garland is the place…

  • Disc Golf

    Enjoy nature and have fun at Lewiston's 18-hole Disc Golf course. The course is located at Buttles Park, just north of town on Buttles Road. It features 18 challenging and fun holes in a wooded area. Concrete t-pads and Mach-V baskets make this a PDGA approved course. Founded in the…

  • Skeet & Trap Shooting

    Check back soon! Lewiston Sportsmen League offers a shooting range northeast of Lewiston. Their sporting clay range has shooting stations up a former ski hill and offers long vistas of the surrounding area. They offer skeet near the clubhouse. The trap range is currently used as part of the sporting…

  • ORV & ATV Riding

    There are a number of trails in the area for off-road and all-terrain vehicles. The Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail runs through the area, and many trails connect to that. Near Lewiston, the Avery Hills trail is popular. West of Lewiston, of Old State Road, the Crapo Creek trail offers…

  • Amish Country

    Take a Day Trip to Mio's Amish/Mennonite Country Amish/Mennonite country located about 3 miles north of Mio on M-33, Kittle Road and the surrounding area. This day trip offers Lewistonites the chance to get out of the woods and view beautiful rolling farmland. There are several stores to visit that…

  • Farmers Market

    The Lewiston Farmers Market is located in the downtown on County Rd 612 next to the ACE Hardware during the summer months, and we have a convenient indoor location on Kneeland Street for winter and those rainy summer days. Our market is open every Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm – all…

  • Parks and Playgrounds

    Lewiston has abundant natural and recreation space and amenities. That includes its many parks and playgrounds: Buttles Road Park, Lewiston Village Park, Bingham Park, Lions Park, and the East Twin Lake Public Beach. Buttles Road ParkSize: 40 acresButtles Road Park is located northwest of the Lewiston community, just south of…

  • Antiquing

    Do you enjoy antiquing? Why not start here in Lewiston? We have a couple of great shops where you can spend time looking for collectibles, furniture, jewelry, dishes and more. Antique Depot is located at 5030 County Road 612, Lewiston and Everlasting Treasures is located at 5541 North Red Oak…

  • Bicycling

    Lewiston is a great place to take out your bicycle to enjoy the great outdoors. The combination of paved roads, wide shoulders and light traffic make riding around our lakes and the surrounding area a delight. If you prefer a more rugged trip you should check out the Buttles Road…

  • Bird Watching

    Those of us who enjoy watching or photographing our feathered friends will find an abundance of varieties in the Lewiston, Michigan area. Chickadees, Nuthatches, and several types of woodpeckers - the Downy and the Red-headed for example -frequent the local residents' feeders. Songbirds such as the Baltimore Oriole and the…

  • Garage Sales

    From Memorial Weekend to Labor Day, you can find an active Rummage Sale somewhere in or around Lewiston. You never know what little treasures you will uncover when someone cleans out their attic or basement. From kids to adults everyone loves to discover that perfect little gem for just a…

  • Star Gazing

    See the stars of the night sky like you've never seen them before. Rural isolation has its benefits. Being miles away from any major metropolitan area gives northeast Michigan a unique advantage for those who enjoy the mysteries revealed in the night sky. Our lack of concentrated light pollutions makes…

  • Trout Fishing

    Dreaming of catching some trout? It doesn't matter if you like trolling spoons, bait casting, spin casting or the quiet solitude of fly fishing, the Lewiston area offers a variety of waters to suit your style. Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout or Brook Trout can be found in Sage…

  • Running

    Lewiston is a dynamite area for running, jogging or walking. There are lots of different trails and routes to suit everyone. It is approximately a 10K around East Twin Lake and just short of a half marathon around both East and West Twin Lakes. Buttles road trails offer fabulous trail…

  • Elk Viewing

    Spotting an elk in the wild is a wonderful experience. Seeing a group of elk together is spectacular and breathtaking. The process of looking for elk is an adventure into some of Michigan's most beautiful country. But there's no guarantee you, or your passenger will see one every time you…

  • Tennis

    If you enjoy playing tennis we've got you covered in Lewiston. There are 2 sets of courts for your enjoyment. Two courts are located at the Lewiston Village Park right in town on County Rd 612. Two courts are also located at the Buttles Road Park. Tennis is very popular…

  • Bingo

    Young and old alike will find plenty of opportunity to play Bingo in Lewiston. There are weekly games held in 2 locations. You can find listings in the Montmorency Tribune or can call the Fifty Plus Club and VFW for times. Weekly at: Lewiston Fifty Plus Club2811 Kneeland989 786 3721…

  • Boating

    Our northern Michigan lakes, rivers and streams are a boating wonderland. There's nothing so relaxing as taking friends or family on a pontoon boat ride on East Twin, West Twin or other area lakes. The evening sunsets on the water is spectacular. Tee Lake has a tradition of an Independence…

  • Bowling

    Bowling at Timbertown Lanes in Lewiston is a hoot. They have 8 lanes, drinks and snacks. Bowling teams form each winter, and there's always room for one more or a new bowler to join a team. Other area bowling lanes are Walkers Inn at Mio, and in Gaylord you will…

  • Day Trips

    Day trips out of Lewiston can give you a host of experiences. You can visit light houses along U.S 23 at Rogers City, Presque Isle, Harrisville and Tawas City on a loop drive. A drive west will take you to Sleeping Bear Dunes, wine tasting at Mission Peninsula vineyards, and…

  • Geocaching

    Geo-caching is an activity that offers fun with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. A container or prize is hidden, and participants go on the "treasure hunt" by following the latitude and longitude numbers provided. There are different levels, from simple to complex. It's a challenging way to see the scenic…

  • Hiking

    Pack up your old kit bag, as the old song says, and set out on a hike. From Lewiston, try the Avery Hills around Avery Lake. Each hill and valley gives you new views of hardwood forests, wildflowers, berry bushes and wildlife. Another hiking area is north of Lewiston, called…

  • Jet Skiing

    For the personal watercraft enthusiast, the area's larger lakes are ideal. East Twin Lake in Lewiston, Big Bear Lake west of Lewiston, and Clear Lake north of Atlanta are favorites for this sport. Please use your machines safely and courteously, staying away from swimmers, fishing boats and private docks.

  • Kayaking

    The sport of kayaking has expanded with the variety of styles of craft available. The short plastic kayaks are fun for all ages, and on just about any body of water. The AuSable River south of Lewiston is a great kayaking stream, and a prime trout stream. The Thunder Bay…

  • Motorcycling

    Hitting the road on your Harley, Honda or other big road bikes are great fun in the north. Any spring, summer or fall weekend will find bikers touring our area highways. For the off-road or trail bikers, a system of trails run through the woods of our area. Trail maps…

  • Museums

    Explore history of our area. The Lewiston Area Historical Society has preserved and restored an 1892 period home on Michelson Avenue. It has displays, furniture, photographs and other items from early Lewiston. Open Saturday and Sunday, noon to four, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Montmorency County Historical Society has preserved…

  • Photography

    The beauty of the north's forests, lakes and streams are great opportunities for photographers. There's nothing like a winter day after a morning frost, when everything is sparkling white! Summer sunsets and blue lakes and skies can be breathtaking in the viewfinder. And an autumn ride through our hardwoods are…

  • Tubing

    One can go tubing on any lake or stream, of course. From Lewiston, the tubing rentals along the AuSable River at Grayling and Mio have pickup vans for tubers and canoe renters. The Rifle River a bit further south at Alger is also a popular tubing river.

  • Motocross

    The many trails in the area provide ample space for ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts to enjoy, however some may want to take their sport to a more competitive and exciting level. Motocross races are held regularly at the Onaway Motor Speedway, and at the 33 Motosports Park, between Lewiston…

  • Off-Roading

    Our abundance of state land provides and equal abundance of two-track roads for larger off-road vehicles to explore. The Avery Hills area just east of Lewiston provides hilly terrain covered largely in mature hardwood forests. A large network of ORV and snowmobile trails extends from the Avery Hills to areas…

  • Paddleboarding

    Standup Paddleboarding (or SUP) originated in Hawaii as on off-shoot of surfing, and is one of the fastest-growing watersports in the world. Paddleboards range from 8 to 12 feet in length, and are wide enough to remain stable when the rider stands up. A long paddle allows the rider to…

  • Sailing

    Michigan has many inland lakes, but not all are large enough to accommodate small sailboats. Lewiston, however, has two such lakes. Both East Twin Lake and West Twin Lake are over a mile across and have public access locations. Feel the wind catch the sails and the boat lean gracefully…

  • Softball

    Nothing feels better than a relaxing game of softball with friends and family. Buttles Road Park, located just north of town on Buttles Road, has two softball fields, as well as picnic areas, tennis courts and horseshoe pits. The fields at this 40-acre park are available for public use on…

  • Waterskiing

    It feels like you are defying the law of gravity as the powerboat pulls you forward and you a gently rise out of the water. Cruising across a lake at 20 miles per hour while standing up is definitely a thrill. And Lewiston is home to two lakes that provide…

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