This location mixes the lake country of Michigan with the excitement of a thriving urban center. Pontiac is more than just a suburban area convenient to Detroit, which is just 40 minutes south on highway 75. It's also close to Lake St. Clair and within the network of small lakes and rivers that make the entire state a favorite for boaters and fisherfolk. During the summer, this is a popular area for tubing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking. Cross-border traffic into the province of Ontario and nearby Windsor also means plenty of contact with Canadian culture, and there's plenty to do on the northern side of the border as well. Bring your passport or other official ID, and you can cross the border and explore the northern shore of Lake Erie. Don't let the change of landscape in the winter months put you off. Snowshoeing, ice fishing, and skiing are popular activities when a blanket of crisp white snow covers the northern lakes and forests.You can easily rent an RV in Pontiac, as the location caters to campers and wilderness explorers, but there's also plenty for urbanites to do. Pontiac is home to the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, and the Oakland Pioneer and Historical Society, which maintains a museum, a library, and gives tours of local points of interest.