When in Cadillac during the summer, enjoying our lakes and rivers are a must! Kayaking, swimming, boating and jet skiing are only a handful of the things you can do. But the cost of investing in equipment is expensive, especially when you can only use it for just a few months of the year. Thankfully we have some great options for rentals in the Cadillac area for those who want to play out on the water without having to worry about a high buy-in or hauling and storage headaches!

If you’re looking for rentals to use out on lakes Cadillac and Mitchell specifically, here are a few great options for you.

Located on M-115, overlooking Lake Cadillac is Lake Cadillac Resort. Not only is it a nice place to stay, the Dockside Inn restaurant is a great stop at after you’re done on the water. With pontoon and kayak rentals it is a perfect way to enjoy a relaxing ride or fishing trip on our lakes. 

Further down the shore of Lake Cadillac you will find Cheryl’s Landing and Marina. This little shop offers a cabin stay and refreshing ice cream perfect for a warm beach day. They offer a variety of equipment; pontoons, kayaks, and paddle boards for different kinds of fun.


Pilgrim’s Village Resort is not only a convenient place to stay in Cadillac West, it also offers all the gear any angler would need. From bait to fishing boats and local fish finding tips, this place is the dream stop for all things fishing. Reach out to them to rent a room or stop in with your big catch and they’ll even take your picture!

Greater North Powersports in Cadillac offers a wider variety of rentals as well. From ATV’s and side by sides, to jet skis, and pontoons, they have fun for all types of outdoor fun on water and land. 


If you’re looking to enjoy some time out on Lake Missaukee instead, check out LC Powersports and Marine in Lake City. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of pontoons and jet skis you will need to have a good time.

If you’re looking for more outdoor adventures on our local trails, check out Bigfoot Epic Adventures near Manton. They offer a large fleet of side by sides and are happy to help teaching you the basics if you are new to the sport.


Now we can’t forget about the amazing rivers we have, just waiting to be explored. Pine river and Manistee river are the best places to make memories, and with these equipment rental places, it’s now easier than before.

If you’re looking for places specific to the Pine river, check these out:

Gather your crew and head to Bosman’s Pine River Canoe Rental LLC in Wellston. They have rafts, canoes & kayaks ready and waiting for big groups and small.

Horina Canoe and Kayak Rental, also in Wellston, is another great option for kayaks and canoes on The Pine!


Pine River Paddlesports is packed with a galore of canoes, kayaks, rafts and knowledgeable staff ready to help you choose your adventure on either the Manistee or the Pine. They even offer winter paddling trips with their dog “Hoxey” helping out as a trained part of the staff!

Looking for a rental place with a campground to stay at after your day on the river? Sportsman’s Port can help! They offer electric and primitive sites as well as canoes, rafts, and kayaks to rent.


For the Manistee river, there are a few more options to make your day fun and memorable. In Mesick, Wilderness Canoe Trips has canoes to kayaks, and rafts and tubes, they can get you on the river and having fun fast.

If you are bringing your tent gear, head a little further north you will find Smithville Landing in Fife Lake and they offer rafts, tubes, kayaks, canoes, and more along with rustic campsites.


Chippewa Landing in Manton offers another rustic camping option as well as rafts, kayaks, canoes, and tubes to rent.