Plan Your Visit

#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. 

Snow Sports

GO•REC will groom and maintain two 5k tracks for all skill levels. Take off from the pavilion just south of the main parking lot, wrap Rennie Lake, then explore the whole perimeter of the GO•REC property to Ranch Rudolph Road and back. Try out our Black Diamond Snow Trekkers: a cross between snowshoes and cross-country skis. 
Hiking Trails

Hiking & Backpacking

We have 5+ miles of elementary hiking and biking, skiing and snowshoeing trails connecting to public land for all skill levels. Brown Bridge Quiet Area and the state forest are immediately adjacent. The North Country Trail is 2 miles away.

Disc Golf

Traverse City’s newest disc golf course! 18 holes. Tournament grade. We repurposed tent platforms into astroturf tees. The first fairway begins beside the pavilion just south of the main parking lot. The front nine wraps the campground. The back nine winds through some of the most gorgeous woods of GO•REC.
Mountain Biking Trails

Mountain Biking

GO•REC has a basic, elementary-level 3-mile loop connecting to Muncie Lakes Pathway, the VASA Trail, and the Boardman River Pathway. We’re opposite Traverse City on a 14-mile connecting all three.
Watercraft Paddling

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 Angling Flyfishing


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.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

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. 

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

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. 

Parking Nearby

Limited ADA Accessibility

Limited WiFi Available

Pets Allowed on Leash

Swimming at Your Own Risk

Toilets UnAvailable b/c COVID19

Picnic Areas Available

Bins Available

Drinking Water UnAvailable