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Family Fun at the Resort!

A Few Ways to Relax at Heart Lake...


It is our pleasure to offer a variety of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and rowboats for guests to adventure around Heart Lake. The boats are used on a first come, first serve basis. Please return the watercraft to its proper home for the next guest to enjoy. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a lifejacket along! Life jackets are available to keep you safe and in compliance with Michigan DNR regulations.

Have fun playing on our water trampoline

Water trampoline

Grab your swimsuit and jump onto Heart Lake Resort’s newest water trampoline! This fun, bouncy activity is not just for kids, but the kids at heart too. Be prepared for a good laugh as you battle to be the last man standing. It’s harder than you would except! Please be courteous of the 500lb weight limit, and parents must always accompany small children. We recommend using a paddle board to shuttle tired kiddos from the trampoline to the shoreline to ensure a safe experience.

New bonfire pit

Stacked wood for the bonfire

Who doesn’t love a toasty bonfire on a cool summer night? That’s pure Michigan! Whether you’re cooking up smores, grilling up hot dogs or just gathering to share stories, guests are welcome to use the stacked wood to the right of the bonfire pit. We ask that you exercise safety around the bonfire pit and that you be considerate of the amount of wood you are burning. We want everyone to be safe and have a good time.

playground, slide and swings

Swingset & Tetherball

Kids have energy so set the kiddos free on the swingset or let them challenge one another to a game of tetherball. This is the perfect area for kids to play away from the water while parents settle into their cottage, prepare dinner, or just need a moment to sit on the porch. The fresh air will be sure to wear them out!

Charcoal Grills

Remember to bring your charcoal and lighter fluid to fire up the ‘ole charcoal grill! Charcoal grills are located outside of the cottages for guests to use at their convenience. Please be mindful of other guests and clean up the grill after you’re done.


Bait and cast a line in hopes to reel in “the big one”! Heart Lake homes a variety of species including bluegill, perch, rainbow trout, bass, and pike. The dock furthest to the left, closest to the swingset, is our fishing dock. We ask that all fisher men, women and children use this dock for fishing only to keep sharp objects away from the swimming beach. No one enjoys getting hooked!