#getoutside at GO•REC
GO•REC is freely open to the public, a basecamp for adventure to Traverse City and northern Michigan. We’re a multi-user recreation facility that’s available for common activities like hiking, biking, disc golf, wildlife watching, etc. “Camp for adults,” GO•REC can take you back to a time when the world was new. Or bring your family and experience the beautiful Up North woods and waters. Scroll down to find your way here and find what activities are available.
Hiking & Backpacking
Kayaks & Canoes
We’re nestled between jewel-like, sandy-bottomed Spider, Bass, and Rennie Lakes. Come with a dry boat and/or use our boat washing station before putting in to our shorelines or main water front. Need a boat? Rent ours and support more outdoor education more adventure, outdoor skills, and recreational safety.
Fishing along the shoreline of Spider, Bass, and Rennie Lakes. Bass is reputedly the best fishing, but we’ve seen some big boys pulled from Rennie. We’ll rent you a pole and tackle, if you need, which helps us provide more outdoor education and safety.
Forests of mixed oak, maple and pine. Part of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and managed for wildlife habitat. Black bear, bobcat, deer, and turkey roam our 500 acres. Our pine barrens to watch for tanager.
GO•REC’s 40-foot climbing tower was provided by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa. We hope to offer public climbing post-pandemic in 2021.