What to Pack for a Lake Trip

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Whether you’re into swimming, sailing or sunning yourself on the beach, a lake trip is the perfect summer getaway for Michiganders. Our state is loaded with lakes!

The closest ones to Paragon properties are Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. Our properties are also near several beautiful Metroparks with lakes, where visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities.

Though Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are farther away, they make great vacation spots, too. Find your perfect lake with the help of the Pure Michigan guide here.

And make sure you have everything you need for your trip using this practical packing list:


  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat 
  • Life jacket
  • Floaty
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Cooler and ice
  • Bottled water
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Trash bag
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Swiss army knife
  • Driver’s license
  • Insurance Card
  • Boating registration and license (if applicable)
  • Fishing supplies and license (if applicable)


  • Book or magazine
  • Tablet/laptop
  • Headphones
  • Wireless charger

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