Laid-Back Family Lake Resorts
More old-school resorts
You'll typically find these classics in the Midwest's northern reaches, offering a mix of dining options and organized fun. One of our favorites: White Birch Lodge in Elk Rapids, Michigan. This water-centric resort with cabins, rooms and townhomes touts lessons in sailing, waterskiing and kayaking, along with three meals a day. College-age students lead kids' activities, so parents can relax. From $885/week per adult. (231) 264-8271; whitebirchlodge.org
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