Offering breathtaking scenery in every season, Boyne Falls, Michigan, attracts visitors from around the nation to Bluegreen Resorts at Mountain Run at Boyne™. The resort’s cozy and contemporary villas are coupled with luxurious amenities, including an indoor hot tub and fitness center. Featuring Chalet-style architecture and glowing fireplaces, Mountain Run at Boyne™ will make you wonder if you’re in Michigan or the Swiss Alps.
While Boyne Falls is well known for being a winter wonderland and the top ski destination in the Midwest, there are a number of other activities to enjoy in the area, from zipline adventures to an indoor waterpark. Here are some of the top attractions in Boyne Falls that will keep you entertained and enjoying every moment of your vacation in Michigan:
Boyne Mountain Ski Area
Boyne Mountain is obviously the top attraction in Boyne Falls during the winter, attracting skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. As the largest ski area in the Midwest, Boyne Mountain offers 60 downhill runs, 20 miles of cross-country trails, and 2 miles of dedicated snowshoeing trails. With a total of 415 skiable acres, the resort has both peaceful trails and challenging runs, including the Super Bowl, one of the top black diamond runs on the mountain.
Visitors will also love Boyne Mountain’s seven terrain parks, including the Transfer Station and Ramshead Terrain Park. A sheltered park in the woods, the Transfer Station offers a wide range of natural features, while Ramshead Terrain Park delivers more traditional features with 13 rails and three kickers. Boyne Mountain also maintains a progression park and the Burton Riglet Park, where beginners can try new challenges in a safer environment.
Love the snow, but not a skier or snowboarder? Head over to the Tubing Park and discover four dedicated tubing lanes on the Top Notch slope. A conveyor will take the tube to the top of the hill for you as you ride the Top Notch ski lift. For more winter fun, lace up your skates at Boyne Mountain’s outdoor ice rink, or try fat tire snow biking on a specially made trail.
When the snow melts and the days get hot, Boyne Falls becomes the classic summer vacation destination, thanks to the crystal clear waters of Deer Lake. Deer Lake provides hours upon hours of fun, with boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming. On the shores of Deer Lake, you can spend your hours engaged in activities, such as beach volleyball and other lawn games.
Young and adventurous water lovers also have the opportunity to enroll in the Boyne Mountain Wake Camp, which offers five-day wakeboard clinics for students between the ages of seven and 16. Offered from July to August every year, the wakeboard clinics work with groups of eight students and each student rides twice for at least 40 minutes during a session.
The Alpine and The Monument Golf Courses
Located a mile up the back half of Boyne Mountain, The Alpine and The Monument golf courses are technically challenging, artfully designed, and surrounded by spectacular views. A round on The Monument course starts with a mountain-top tee shot and ends with an exciting island green on the 18th hole.
On The Alpine course, you will again enjoy panoramic views of lush Michigan landscapes and Deer Lake sparkling in the distance. As you play your way down the mountain, you’ll encounter a variety of hazards and unique layouts to challenge your skills.
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
A popular attraction in every season, Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park at Boyne Mountain Resort offers 88,000 square feet of water entertainment for visitors of all ages. Best of all, it’s always a comfortably warm 84 degrees, no matter the weather outside. The whole family can relax on the lazy river, the little ones can safely splash around the Kitz Pool, and the adrenaline seekers can get a thrill on the park’s numerous water slides.
On the park’s newest and most thrilling ride, called The Big Couloir, riders enter a launch pod at just 10 degrees from vertical. When the trap door opens, they shoot down a narrow tunnel, traveling at a stunning 38 feet per second, which enables them to rocket around a 360-degree loop.
For a mellower water slide, you can take tubes down the Super-G Slide and the Vertigo Cannonbowl Slide, or skim along the water on a mat on the Downhill Mat Racer slide. Older visitors also enjoy testing their surfing skills on the Rip Zone Surf Simulator.
Just 15 minutes away from Mountain Run at Boyne™, Wildwood Rush offers 7,000 feet of zip lines along scenic valleys and ridges. On the full canopy tour, you’ll traverse five suspended bridges and reach six tree-top platforms, where you can savor views of Lake Charlevoix and the surrounding woodlands. Speed chasers can also travel more than 40 miles an hour while racing each other on the triple racing zip line course, which spans 1,200 feet. The speed capacity and three parallel zip lines make this course one of a kind in the Midwest.
Committed to environmental stewardship and conservation, Wildwood Rush designed its courses to have minimal impact on the environment and repurposed removed trees to build the structures on the course. Zip line tour guides at Wildwood Rush also provide entertaining information about the area’s history and ecosystem.