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Michigan's American Legion Wilwin at Cygnet Cove

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Wilwin at Cygnet Cove

3383 E Hawley Rd

Custer, MI 49405

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-VETERANS AND VETERANS FAMILY ONLY EVENT- Free Event-
This event is open to veterans and family only and will take place Thursday May 23 to Sunday May 26 2019.

Update: 03/23/2019: We have room for only a couple left at this time, still can drop in if you want.

Update: 3/12/2019 We have room for room for one couple in the house, an ADA suite for 2 people, and a cabin that can sleep up to 4.

Update: 2/28/2019 We have room for room for one couple in the house, room in the loft for up 5-6 people, an ADA suite for 2 people, and a cabin that can sleep up to 4.


Purpose: To get away from the hustle and bustle of life for four days at a relaxing, picturesque property to socialize and engage with other veterans.

  • Lunch and Dinner will be provided Friday, May 24th and Saturday May 25th.
  • A full kitchen inclusive of all cooking utensils, condiments, dishes, silverware, dish soap, coffee pots, toaster, most paper goods, refrigerator/freezer, and stove.

You do not have to stay the whole weekend, feel free to come for one day or multiple days without staying over.

Trained Service Dogs are allowed.

We have to let them know by May 1 how many are coming so if you are thinking of going please let us know by May 1.

For more information check out:

http://www.wilwin.org/index.html

Thank you!
A Veteran Helping Veteran Inc.

FAQs

HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES EACH CABIN SLEEP?

The main house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, an outside enclosed deck overlooking the lake along with a handicapped entrance.

IS WILWIN PET FRIENDLY?

Only Service dogs are allowed to join you for your stay.

ARE WE ALLOWED TO BRING OUR CHILDREN TO WILWIN?

Yes, by all means. Bring your family.

WHAT ON SITE ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED AT WILWIN?

Wilwin is home to a 65 acre, sand-bottom, spring-fed lake with a sandy swimming beach on the north side adjacent to the main buildings. A boat dock offers fishing from the dock, or a pontoon and row boat is available to take onto the lake. Kayaking, canoeing, and rafting are also available and are a favorite pastime for many of the veterans. Since the lake is considered an eco-friendly lake, all fishing equipment and boating equipment is available on site. No outside boats are allowed on the lake. Bass, perch, crappie, and northern pike are common to the lake.

The beach offers swimming, but no diving. A handicapped accessible boathouse is nearby with a shower, changing room, and toilet. It also has a room for small gatherings or parties.

A children’s playground is available nearby with a sand box, swings and slides.

1183 acres have over 15 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, or riding around on golf carts. Mountain or trail bikes and golf carts are available on the premises.

Picnic tables, benches, and campfire fire rings are available on the property.

A neighboring deer sanctuary can be observed from Wilwin as a place of solace and enlightenment. The sanctuary is located within 500 feet of the main buildings on the property’s north side, and extends over ½ mile.

WHAT OFF-CAMPUS SITES ARE AVAILABLE NEARBY?

The Pere Marquette River, located just a few miles north, is a nationally recognized river for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, boating and trout fishing. Bring your own equipment if you plan such an outing.

Mason County is home to three golf courses and several wineries operate in the area. Bring your own equipment.

Ludington is nationally known for being the number one salmon area on Lake Michigan. Charter boats are available during season at several locations. Reservations are required.

High sand dunes are located near Ludington. North Breakwater and Big Sable Point light houses are on nearby Lake Michigan.

The Little River Resort and Casino is located a few miles north of Manistee, and approximately 35 miles to the north of Wilwin.

A complete list of these and other outside activities will be given to you on request during your stay.


WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS, IF ANY, AT WILWIN?

No Alcohol!!! Firearms are not permitted on the property except with special written permission.

Hunting is not permitted on the facility; however, the facility is surrounded by State and Federal forest land on three sides. Deer, turkey, upland birds, small game, ducks, geese and eagles abound on and around the property.

Quiet hours are imposed at the facility and are from 11 P.M. to 8:00 A.M.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

The address of Wilwin is 3383 E. Hawley Rd., Custer, Michigan 49405. Wilwin is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Ludington, in Mason County, Michigan. From the east, take US-10 west from Bay City, Clare, Reed City and Baldwin to Custer. Turn left (south) at the yellow light in Custer onto S. Custer Rd., approximately 5 miles to Hawley Rd. Turn left (east) on Hawley Rd., and go approximately 1 ¼ miles to address. From the West, take US-10 to the yellow light in Custer, turn right onto S. Custer Rd. Go approximately 5 miles to Hawley Rd., turn left and go approximately 1 ¼ mile to address. A Wilwin sign is on your right just before Hawley Road.


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