2018 Trailer Boaters' Rally

Cindy - July 3, 2018

      The event will once again be held in the charming village of Whitehall, Mich. on White Lake (M-21). The date is set for August 10–12, 2018. Seven families have already expressed interest to attend and have Whitehall on their cruising plan for this summer. There is talk of two boaters who will be trailering from Bay City, Mich., also one from Windsor, two from the Ohio area, and one from the Chicago area, all of which can easily launch their boats and be ready to cruise this Lake Michigan location. We also have a prospective member coming by boat from their home port near Grand Rapids to see what a GLCC Rally is all about. Tell your friends and family it is nothing but fun!

Click HERE to register online / Click HERE for a printable registration form  (No refunds after 8/3/18)
Friday, August 10
1900-2100 Pizza Party in front of the Municipal Marina/Goodrich Park Pavilion; 100 S. Lake St. Pizza, pop/water provided, you bring a salad or dessert potluck. Craft supplies/projects for kids available to use. If inclement weather: Fetch Brewing Co. at 100 W. Colby St. (one block away).
Saturday, August 11
0900-1030 Pancake/Sausage/Egg Breakfast at Crosswinds Marina; a waterfront restaurant within walking distance, opening in the AM exclusively to serve our group.
1030-1600 On your own; enjoy your boat in the marina, or visit Whitehall! Bike/kayak/paddle board rentals, shopping, antique/boutique stores available in town. Take a walk or bike ride using paths right in front of the marinas that lead to the beaches, breakwalls and a lighthouse museum near Lake Michigan. Spend the day at Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park! For area information contact the White Lake Area Chamber at 281-893-4585.
1600 Untie your boat and head a short distance through White Lake to the White Lake Yacht Club for drinks (on your own) and a casual dinner (provided). Choose to head back to marina before dark or head out the nearby channel to see the typically gorgeous sunset in Lake Michigan.
Sunday, August 12
0730-0930 Continental Breakfast at Goodrich Park Pavilion (provided).
0930-1200 Take ground transportation to Silver Lake for a group dune buggy ride and tour through the Sand Dunes (tickets included in registration).
     The weekend festivities include dinner together on Friday night (gourmet pizza included, bring a dessert to pass), held under the pavilion in front of the municipal marina, or in the event of inclement weather, in the brewery a block away from the marina. Saturday morning venue is the Crosswinds Restaurant, with its scenic waterfront location. It will be opening exclusively for us in order to serve us a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs. After breakfast, enjoy the town or relax around the marina. In the early evening of Saturday, untie your boats and head across White Lake to the White Lake Yacht Club for drinks and dinner…choosing to return back to the municipal marina before sunset, or simply poke out into Lake Michigan at the nearby channel for the usual gorgeous sunset. Sunday, enjoy donuts and coffee under the marina pavilion before heading by land transportation to Silver Lake for a group dune buggy ride and tour thru the sand dunes, returning back to Whitehall by noon so you can begin your journey back to your home port.
     Or you can opt to spend another relaxing day around Whitehall. If you like amusement parks, arrive to Whitehall earlier than Friday the 10th, or leave later than Sunday the 12th, to take in Michigan’s Adventure, a 250-acre amusement park and water park only nine miles away. These two parks (one admission) are owned by Cedar Point and have everything from roller coaster rides to swan boats. This Whitehall GLCC Rally location is great for all ages!
White Lake Municipal Marina is the closest to the Goodrich Park where most gatherings will take place (800-447-2757)
Crosswinds Marina is in close walking distance to the Municipal Marina -
location of Saturday morning breakfast (231-894-4549)
Whitehall Landing is near the Municipal marina and has a pool (231-894-5622)
Ellenwood Landing Marina has a pool (231-893-9663)

OVERNIGHT TRAILER PARKING is not permitted at city parks/launches, HOWEVER, parking is available at an out-lot of the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; 124 W. Hanson St. in Whitehall. Please provide trailer license number below so police can be informed that you are part of our group.

If you will be staying in motels or at a campsite, please check whitelake.org or call the White Lake Area Chamber (281-893-4585). House rentals are available at vrbo.com. The Weathervane Inn at 4527 Dowling St., Montague has the closest walking distance to the park and most marinas (231-893-8931).
Before your arrival, Christine (Rally Chairperson) will be in contact with you via the cell number you provide to answer any questions you may have.

Click HERE to register online / Click HERE for a printable registration form  (No refunds after 8/3/18)
Should you have any questions about the event, please contact chair; Port Captain Christine Moore-Skrocki at 989-245-3343 or skrocknest@aol.com
Event date: 
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 19:00 to Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:00