There’s so much to do on Washington Island! Whether you are a kayak enthusiast, bird watcher or just want to explore a beautiful and historic Great Lakes treasure, you and your family will remember time spent on Washington Island!

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Plan Your Trip, Step by Step...

1. Accomodations

From simple campsites to cottages on the shore, there are many options for island accommodations.

  • Above And Beyond Cottage 843-442-8949
  • Bitter End Motel 877-635-7367
  • *Bread & Water 920-847-2400
  • CascioCottages.com 414-427-0850
  • Cedar Lodge 920-535-0126
  • *Cedar Point Inn 920-847-2180
  • Cottage on the Bay 920-847-2311
  • Deer Run Golf Course & Resort 920-847-2017
  • Dor-Cros Inn 920-847-2126
  • *Door Passage Vacation Rentals 920-847-2870
  • *Findlay’s Holiday Inn 800-522-5469
  • Flath’s Cottages 920-847-2325
  • Froghollow Farm Bed & Breakfast 920-847-2835
  • Funk’s Cottage 920-535-0008
  • *Gibson’s West Harbor Resort 920-847-2225
  • *Greengate Farm Country Rentals 920-847-2502
  • Hansen’s Cottages 920-847-2260
  • Harbor View 920-847-2835
  • Jackson Harbor Inn 920-847-2454
  • Lindgren’s Sunrise Cottages 920-847-2021
  • McDonald Cottages 920-847-2396
  • Riola Shorthorn Farm Getaway 920-847-2678
  • Rocky Ridge Farm 847-360-9313
  • Shellswick’s Cottage 920-847-2368
  • Summer Place 920-847-2285
  • Sunset Resort 920-847-2531
  • *Townliner Motel 920-847-2422
  • *Viking Village Motel 920-847-2551
  • *Watermark Inn 920-847-2183
  • Westside Lakefront House 865-604-6451 or 920-535-0021
  • Westwind 920-847-2517
  • W.I. Homestead Lodging 920-847-2870/2478
  • Camping

  • Washington Island Campgrounds LLC 920-847-2622
  • Rock Island State Park 920-847-2235

* Open all year

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2. Dining

Fuel up for island fun with delicious island fare.

  • Albatross Drive-In 920-847-2203
  • Bread & Water Bakery Café 920-847-2400
  • The Danish Mill 920-847-2632
  • Deer Run Golf Resort 920-847-2017
  • Fiddler’s Green 920-847-2610
  • Findlay’s Holiday Inn 800-522-5469
  • Island Pizza 920-847-3222
  • Karly’s Bar & The Cellar Restaurant 920-847-2655
  • KK Fiske & The Granary 920-847-2121
  • Nelson’s Hall Bitters Pub & Restaurant 920-847-2496
  • Red Cup Coffee House 920-847-3304
  • Sailor’s Pub Restaurant 920-847-2105
  • Ship’s Wheel Restaurant 920-847-2640
  • Sunset Resort 920-847-2531
  • Time Out Concessions
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3. Activities

From beautiful sunrises to relaxing sunsets, Washington Island days—and nights—are filled with activities and interesting things to do!

4. Getting Around

Because of distances, transportation is recommended. You can bring your car, van, truck, motorcycle or bike. Bike and moped rentals are available adjacent to the Island Ferry Terminal. You can also take an island tour.

  • Cherry Train Tours: 920-847-2546, cherrytrain.com
  • Bike Rental: available on island dock
  • Moped Rental: available near island dock
  • Group Tours: 920-847-2146
  • Island Shuttle: 920-535-0617

5. Don't Forget

To get the most out of your island adventure come prepared.


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Island signs on a winter day.

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Full-service campsites are available on Washington Island. Backpacking and tent sites are available at Rock Island State Park.

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Detroit Harbor aerial. (Photo by Ed Graf.)

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The Danish Mill Coffee Shop

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The Red Cup Coffee Shop

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Enjoy family fun at the Washington Island Farm Museum.

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Washington Island offers numerous fishing spots. Try both offshore trolling and inshore angling.

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Take part in outdoor sports such as golf, mini-golf or baseball.

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Rock Island State Park

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The famous Cherry Train Tours have showcased island highlights since 1963.

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Motorcycle enthusiasts often take the ferry for island touring.

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Spend a sunny day on the smooth stones of Schoolhouse Beach where the waters are clear and refreshing.

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Picturesque Hwy 42 on the way to Northport Pier.