Options for adventure and accommodation are not limited when it comes to exploring Lake Michigan. The 3rd largest of The Great Lakes, 5th largest lake in the world, and the largest freshwater lake entirely within the US, Lake Michigan boasts a wide variety of attractions for boaters. Most of the lake is bordered by the coasts of Wisconsin and Michigan, with smaller portions belonging to Indiana and Illinois. The various regions of Lake Michigan are known for different things, from the bustling city of Chicago to the rural and scenic shore towns of the Northwestern tip. Hundreds of marinas can be found along the shores and harbors, catering to the needs of any boating enthusiast.