With some great road trip options in the surrounding area, having your own car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to enjoy everything that Indian River, 20 miles away, has to offer. Among your first few stops here should be Burt Lake State Park, Burt Lake and Indian River Golf Club. Don’t skip Harbor Springs either! Just 30 miles away, Nub’s Nob Ski Area, Boyne Highlands Resort and Odawa Casino are essential stops here.