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Macomb County

Recreation and Tourism

 

KEY STATISTICS

33,129
Total Jobs

+20.6%
Total Job Growth
from 2010-2020

1,769
Establishments

$1.2 Billion
2020 G.R.P. 

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 32 miles of coastline
  • 70-plus marinas
  • 15,072 boat slips
  • Nearly 1,000 indoor/easy launch rack slips
  • 7 public boat ramps locations with multiple boat launch pads at each location
  • 15 public canoe/kayak launch locations
  • 3 universally accessible paddle launches with more to come
  • 31.8 miles Clinton River Water Trail
  • 7,285 waterfront homes
  • 53,000 boats are registered in Macomb County

INDUSTRY GROWTH

 

 

LOCAL SUCCESS IN RECREATION AND TOURISM

Simple Adventures - Harrison Twp, MI

Simple Adventures began in 2008 with two kayaks, a pickup truck and a vision to celebrate an environment in which everybody gets to play.  For the first three years of operations, they were a delivery-only service along the shoreline of Lake St. Clair and the Clinton River.  They then partnered with the city of New Baltimore to rent kayaks on the beach which established their first walk-up site. 

Through patience and perseverance, Simple Adventures has grown their operations and found new opportunities to expand.  They began by renting kayaks in the Lake St. Clair Metropark and now operate the beach shop and food and grill.  Their growth in Macomb County has allowed them to expand outside of the county and now operate in three other state parks - Fort Custer, Interlochen and Camp Dearborn and assisted in the development of an ADA accessible launch along the Clinton River and Salt River.  Additionally, the services they provide have expanded beyond kayak rental.  They rent canoes, SUPs and boats, provide guided tours and excursion trip, rent and sell cruiser & mountain bikes, offer food service & concessions and cater to all group sizes including corporate events and team building.  In addition to their physical locations, they have operations in St. Clair Shores, Mount Clemens, Chesterfield Township, Harsens Island and the Webber Paddle Park.  Simple Adventure now employs approximately 60 seasonally over all of its locations and operations. 

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TOP LOCAL COMPANIES

Bayview Yacht Crafters Inc.
Cambria Hotel
Colony Marine
Detroit Cycle Boat
Dockside Canvas
Fish Headz Charters
Great Lakes Surf Shop
H2O Limos
Huron Pointe Marine Service
Jefferson Beach Marina
Jewel Island Marina
Lake Shore Boat Top Company, Inc
Lake St Clair Tourism Initiative
Lakeside Fishing Charters
Mac Ray
Marine Machining & Manufacturing
MBIA
Offshore Spars
Safe Harbor Belle Maer Harbor
Simple Adventures Kayak
Skipper Bud's
Sun Sport Marine Inc
The Boat Wash Marine
Totago
West Marine
Wilson Marine