The Inland Waterway

Northern Michigan’s Inland Waterway is one of the truly spectacular wonders of the upper Great Lakes. It’s the only navigable inland waterway in the north country. From The Waterway Fleetwood Inn and Suites you can wind your way north a few minutes with the current of the Cheboygan River, drop down through the old locks, and cruise into downtown Cheboygan.

And just beyond Cheboygan Harbor you’ll experience the mysteries and histories of the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Island, the Mackinac Bridge, Bois Blanc Island, and the majestic open waters of Lake Huron.



Need a pontoon rental? We’ll make the arrangements for you with the Mullett Lake Marina!

You can head southward from our hotel to dreamlike inland lakes that are pure legend when it comes to leisure boating and unbeatable fishing. There’s Black Lake to the east, Mullet Lake to the south. Indian River, Burt Lake and Crooked Lake around the next bend. It’s no coincidence that Cheboygan County has more freshwater shoreline than any county in Michigan.

So whether it’s sport fishing for walleye, bass, salmon, steelhead, trout or northern pike you seek… or whether it’s casual cruising on our magical water highway to dockside restaurants… or family fun tubing behind your power boat or pontoon, The Fleetwood Waterway Inn and Suites is your perfect northern Michigan headquarters.

We look forward to seeing you and your boat very soon!

Take a Few Extra Days!

There’s so much to do and see from Cheboygan, you’ll have a hard time deciding which direction to go. So take a few extra days and explore our universe of fantastic waterway destinations.

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