Located in the Harbor Country region of Michigan's Great Lakes, Lakeside features a diverse range of attractions, including maritime museums by the water and snow-packed slopes in winter. Cabin rentals here provide comfortable, convenient bases for a family-friendly vacation. With its freshwater shoreline, spectacular sunsets, impressive dunes, and cozy vacation rentals, Lakeside is an ideal place for your next family trip.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Lakeside
If you have a pet, you can easily compare and find a pet-friendly vacation rental in Lakeside. Additionally, pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lakeside cost, on average, $774 per night. There's no need to look only outside the city for a rental, as many of the pet-friendly rentals have a central location (less than 2 miles from the city center).
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When visiting Lakeside, you’ll want some great dining experiences when you step out of your rental for a bite to eat. Start your culinary experience at the Flagship Specialty Foods & Fish Market. Popular for its ready-to-eat meals, this shop offers tasty sandwiches, fish and chips, and fresh oysters among its range of fare.
Timothy's Restaurant is a fine local option. Its charming dining room with various memorabilia and antiques creates an inviting, homey atmosphere. Timothy's serves fresh seafood complemented by a range of farm-to-table ingredients. Other delicious offerings include delicious steaks and homemade soups.
Mario's Pizza in Union Pier is the place for laid-back dining. This restaurant is another local favorite that offers simple, tasty Italian-American hits. Popular dishes include its various down-home varieties of pizza, and mozzarella sticks served with marinara.
Lakeside's Culture and History
Local culture and history run deep in Lakeside. The numerous historic buildings and art venues In the area are a legacy of its past built on the timber and copper industries. Step into Burnison Galleries for a stunning collection of artwork ranging from unique antiques to hand-made decorative artwork. Particular items in this gallery include watercolor paintings, sculptures, vintage clocks, frames, and masks.
The Wilkinson Heritage Museum is a destination worth visiting on your tour of Lakeside. Named after John Wesley Wilkinson, who founded Lakeside, it features exhibits of the area's history and those of his family. Collections include clothing, jewelry, Civil War letters, furniture, and photos of the city.
Kid-friendly Activities in Lakeside
There's plenty of fun for the family in Harbor Country. For a taste of local farm life, visit Shuler Dairy Farms in Baroda, which has been family-run for over a century. Visit the working facilities, see the cows and calves, and even enjoy fresh ice cream at the end of your visit.
For something more active, take your kids to Stevensville's Lakeshore Roller World, a family skating center. Rent some rollerblades and or skates and put your skills to the test. There's also video games, and space available for throwing a party.
The Galien River offers fantastic opportunities for the whole family to enjoy some angling. Try your luck at catching some catfish, sunfish, brown trout, or smallmouth bass, either from a boat or from shore. Head up the river near New Buffalo, or the docks by the bridge, for a couple of choice fishing spots.
Adventures in Harbor Country
Lakeside's beautiful lakefront sites are home to a variety of attractions you'll enjoy on your vacation. The Warren Dunes State Park is a nice introduction to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, with numerous recreational opportunities. Make your way up the rugged dune formation and take in the fantastic views. The park is also pet-friendly.
Get off the beaten path and visit St. Julian Winery's tasting room on Union Pier Road. Inside are various types of wine, juice, liquor, and draft cider for you to enjoy. You'll have a choice of six samples, and take home a complimentary logo glass at the end of your visit.
An early morning trip to Galien River County Park is your chance to encounter a wide range of the region's feathered friends, such as goldfinch, rose-breasted grosbeak, kingfishers, and magnolia warblers. Take a nature stroll along its boardwalk, which leads you to an overlook with spectacular views.
Festivals, No Matter the Season
There's always something to do throughout the year in Lakeside, and regular events and festivals make for perfect entertainment while vacationing here. If you're visiting in the second week of August, join the local community in celebrating the New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival at Lions Park. It features regional beer and wine, local bands, and great food.
The Harvest and Wine Festival takes place in the first week of October at Buffalo Beachfront Park. Besides the exhibition of Lake Michigan Shore wines and other drinks, there's tasty food, crafts, and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. Live music performances complement this all-day event.
Information about vacation rentals in Lakeside
|🏡 Vacation rentals||119 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 68%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$66|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, Air conditioning and TV|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||229 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||247 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price per night for a vacation home in Lakeside?
The price of a night's stay in Lakeside starts at $66. If you are looking for a house rental, the nightly price is $1,005 on average. A cabin Lakeside will cost $593 per night on average.
How many vacation rentals are available for booking in Lakeside?
There are 119 vacation homes in Lakeside to browse and book for your trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Lakeside?
Travelers search for Air conditioning, Internet, and TV when booking a vacation rental in Lakeside.
How many vacation rentals with a pool are there in Lakeside?
Discover 247 vacation rentals available in Lakeside.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Lakeside?
Finding a vacation home in Lakeside that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 229 pet-friendly available.
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