The pretty village of Pentwater can be found right on the sandy shores of Western Michigan, on the edge of Pentwater Lake and Lake Michigan. It's known as a perfect beach destination full of charming little stores, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and a beautiful boat-filled marina. Visitors can take to the waters for boating, fishing, sailing and more.
Head down to Pentwater Beach for clean, soft sands. In summer, crowds gather here for volleyball matches, sandcastle-building, and swimming. When you visit, make sure you stay for one of the famous sunsets.
For water activities, head to Lake Michigan and Silver Lake where you can take a boat out on the water or rent water skis. If you prefer to keep to dry land, horse riding is a fun way to explore the area with several ranches to choose from including guided tours and kids' horse camps.
Over in town, soak up the small-town vibe and explore the boutique stores, art galleries, and the local farmers' market for organic produce. Live music is also common here, and visitors can catch the Civic Band every week at the village green.
The best time to visit Santee is summer for warm days out on the lakes and at the beach.