1104 The Nautical Heart of Michigan
Great Lakes Bay Region Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative
Episode: 1104 "THE NAUTICAL HEART OF THE GREAT LAKES" Travel Planner
With over 430 square miles of fresh water and 160 miles of shoreline to explore you are sure to discover your own personal passions and pleasures on Lake St. Clair. You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “Life is Better with a Boat.” If that’s true, then life just doesn’t get any better than boating—on Lake St. Clair. And the reason for this is Lake St. Clair may just be one of the best boating lakes on the planet. This area is full of little towns with great eateries, lots of great fishing and tons of fun for the whole family. If you like the water, you are going to love “The Nautical Heart of the Great Lakes.”
We have collected information and web links related to the area and combined them here with photos we took and video clips from the show in what we hope will be a helpful guide as you plan your trip. Feel free to select only one or two activities per day according to your family’s interests. For assistance or for more information, call the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative @ (734) 207-0300 Have fun!
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Photo Galleries:
June 2013 July 2013
Sprint & Splash Gallery Clinton River Gallery New Baltimore Gallery Aquapalooza Gallery Bass Fishing Gallery
» Sprint & Splash
(31 photos)
» Clinton River
(38 photos)
» New Baltimore
(28 photos)
» Aquapalooza
(50 photos)
» Bass Fishing
(16 photos)
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Related Information & Links
Paddle Sports Beach Park City History Food NEW BALTIMORE
New Baltimore Simple Adventures
Location: Walter and Mary Burke Park - New Baltimore, Lake St Clair Metropark - Harrison Twp, 9 Mile Chapaton Boat Launch - St Clair Shores (plus Delivery Available)
Phone: (586) 533-0141
Hours: 6am-10pm

Walter and Mary Burke Park
Location: Front Street & Washington Street - New Baltimore, MI
Phone: (586) 725-0291
Park Hours: 8am-Dusk

Washington Street Wine House
Location: 50969 Washington Street - New Baltimore, MI
Phone: (586) 273-7140
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

Stahl's Bakery
Location: 51005 Washington Street - New Baltimore, MI
Phone: (586) 716-8500
Hours: Winter - Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm | Summer (May - Sept) - Tue-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Grand Pacific House Museum
Location: 51065 Washington Street - New Baltimore, MI
Phone: (586) 725-4755
Hours: Wed & Sat 12-2pm

Little Camille's By The Bay
Location: 51083 Washington Street - New Baltimore, MI
Phone: (586) 725-4866
Hours: Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 8am-9pm

Willy & Babbish Boutique
Location: 51034 Washington Street - New Baltimore, MI
Phone: (586) 648-6685
Hours: Tue 10am-6pm, Wed-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
The City of New Baltimore is located in the northeast corner of Macomb County bordering beautiful Anchor Bay located on the coastline of Lake St. Clair. It is the fastest growing community in Macomb County. This quaint downtown is home to one of the best beaches and parks on the U.S. Shoreline. It's the ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing swim or picnic with the family; or grab some sweets and coffee from famous Stahl's Bakery and head to the waterfront to enjoy an afternoon with a great book. 

Aquapalooza Location: Lake St. Clair off the shores of Belle Maer Harbor - 41700 Conger Bay Drive - Harrison Township, MI
When: Late July
AquaPalooza is the largest on-the-water concert held on Lake St. Clair—and most likely in this region. The event is held off the shores of the marinas and only accessible by water, hundreds of boats and thousands of boaters dance to the numerous bands performing on the stage.

Muskie Fishing Fish HeadZ Sport Fishing Charters
Location: Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Shores, MI
Captain Joel Piatek: (586) 243-0914
Fish Headz is a professional outfitter providing TOP-NOTCH fishing experience on Lake St. Clair catching some of the countries most south after targets: Walleye, Perch, Bass, Muskie and Sturgeon. As a resident with over 30 years experience fishing and hunting the area, Captain Joel knows what the hot bite is and where to find it! He uses the latest methods, electronics and equipment to ensure you are fishing productively!

Clinton River Cruises Location: 152 North River Road - Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 468-0212
Hours: Lunch Cruises 12-3pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am) | Dinner Cruises 6:30-10pm (Boarding Begins at 6pm)
Tired of traditional party settings?  Make your event an experience to remember.  Enjoy a new level of entertaining!  The Clinton Friendship is available for weddings, reunions, theme parties, company parties, fund raisers, anniversaries or any celebration! We take pride in featuring everything you need to make your event spectacular!  Our friendly and professional staff will help coordinate your gathering to make it a truly remarkable experience.

Marina Food Shopping THE NAUTICAL MILE
The Nautical Mile Location: St. Clair Shores, MI

Gifts Afloat
Location: 24601 Jefferson Avenue - St Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: (586) 777-8300

Mike's Marine Supply
Location: 24910 Jefferson Avenue - St Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: (586) 778-3200
With its bevy of destination restaurants, unique shops, full service marinas and more, the Nautical Mile District in St. Clair Shores is a must-see stop for an afternoon or a season.  Non-boaters will enjoy their first taste of the nautical lifestyle here, where you can get “up close and personal” with Lake St. Clair and several canal and lakeside restaurants and attractions.

Summer Discovery Cruises Lake St Clair Metropark
Location: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway - Harrison Township, MI
Phone: (586) 463-4581
When: July & August
The Summer Discovery Cruises held at Lake St. Clair Metropark offer anyone interested in exploring Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and the Detroit River the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lake, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers and history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration and wind, waves and water - and much more depending on the cruise theme. 

Tall Ships Tall Ships SPRINT & SPLASH at LAKE ST. CLAIR
Sprint & Splash Lake St Clair Metropark
Location: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway - Harrison Township, MI
Phone: (586) 463-4581
When: June
The Sprint and Splash at Lake St. Clair event will offer three options for participation! Duathlon: 5K Run and 2 Mile Kayak (please note this race can be done as an individual or as a two-person relay team), Family Friendly 5K Fun Run & Walk, Stand Up Paddle boarding Competition: 2 Mile Recreational Race or 6 Mile WPA Sanctioned Race. The purpose of this unique event is to promote and celebrate Lake St. Clair, which is truly the “heart” of the Great Lakes.


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