No matter what time of year you visit, the natural beauty of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula around the Boyne Falls area is a feast for the eyes and the senses. When you enjoy a vacation with Bluegreen Resorts at its Mountain Run at Boyne, you’ll have access to some of the best and most exciting summer and winter sports, including boating, hiking, fishing, skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling.
In the spring, hiking trails are the scene of newly blossoming flowers and tree buds. Fans of mushrooms will want to remember that a championship morel-hunting competition takes place in Boyne City during that season. In summer, Lake Charlevoix’s diamond-clear waters attract swimmers, and walkers enjoy the River Walk along the Boyne River. The variety of themed festivals held in the Boyne area during these warmer months makes spring and summer particularly inviting: There are arts festivals, street events, car shows, Independence Day fireworks, and more.
Autumn brings a riot of red, gold, orange, and yellow foliage to the northern Lower Peninsula. Boyne Mountain presents numerous opportunities to view and photograph thick forests of richly colored trees. Many travelers find fall the ideal time to visit, particularly if they enjoy driving along the routes of any of the area’s fine “leaf tours.”
Before the glaciers responsible for creating the Great Lakes more than 10,000 years ago began to melt, their movement across the landscape carved out vast tracts of fertile flatlands and a number of substantial mountain peaks. In winter, Boyne Mountain and neighbors such as Crystal Mountain and Mount Arvon are covered with fine-powered snow perfectly set to challenge even very experienced skiers. Forests of dark-needled pine trees, green conifers, and graceful aspens are dappled with snow and frost across the northern Lower Peninsula. Because Michigan has the second-largest number of downhill ski areas in the country, the area affords you plenty of opportunities to enjoy winter’s most exciting sport against this stunning backdrop.