My family and I are staying on Silver Lake near Traverse City at the end of July. We are so excited! I have researched hiking trails and things to do while we are there but I was wanting to know YOUR opinions on the most scenic hikes, i.e. (shoreline, beautiful woods, interesting paths, waterfalls, rocks, wildlife). We are an active family with boys. We are so excited to experience Michigan Lake's beautiful water.
We are also interested in the best place for a kayak trip. Nothing too difficult as the boys are 6 and 9 but something beautiful and interesting enough to give them a fun time. I've read about the Platte River tubing experience but some of the reviews read that it is a little long, and it sounds slightly mundane for this age kids but I am not sure.
We will be staying in a rental home on silver lake for a week. We would like to do a few hikes and at least one kayaking trip. Any other ideas , please supply! Thank you so much!!