Bluegreen Resorts offers vacationing families the chance for winter and year-round fun at its Mountain Run at Boyne resort, located in Boyne Falls in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The northern part of the peninsula is known for providing some of the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in the Midwest in and around Boyne Mountain. Warmer weather means plenty of opportunities to find quality fishing, golfing, swimming, and boating excursions. And the beauty of the flowers, pine trees, and seasonal foliage create a rich backdrop to create lasting memories of togetherness.
When you stay at the Bluegreen Resorts Boyne Falls property, you will never be far away from a variety of possibilities for adventure. Go zip lining, rent a snowmobile, or spend the day with the kids at Alpine-themed Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, with its more than 80,000 square feet of water slides, rides, a lazy river and a wet climbing wall, pools for all ages, and a surf simulation experience. Relax in one of the park’s hot tubs, or take the challenge of Splasherhorn Mountain if you dare.
The Great Lakes Winter Trails Council maintains a series of Nordic skiing areas that offer numerous opportunities for cross-country skiing in the Boyne Falls area. Hikers and mountain bikers will want to visit the five-mile Spring Brook Pathway, with its gradations of terrain from flat and easy to hilly and challenging.
Winter fun on Boyne Mountain gets started around October, when the Village at Boyne Mountain hosts its annual Skitoberfest. The event features some of Michigan’s finest local beers and wines, food, and musical performances. Free admission provides access to activities specifically designed for children and families, as well as art, theater, dancing through the streets, and a parade.
For children and less-serious golfers, Boyne Rapids Adventure Golf in Boyne City hosts a miniature golf course that has won praise as among the most attractive in the world. A series of seven waterfalls dots the course, which also includes an operational water wheel, an underground cave with its own waterfall, and plenty of boulders to challenge your golf swing.
The Boyne Falls and Boyne Mountain arts communities offer other free events such as Buskermania!, a live street theater whose performers have entertained audiences all over the world. The yearly Summer Solstice Arts Show in the town of Charlevoix rings the shores of Round Lake with a variety of paintings and other artwork, including jewelry, pottery, and even furniture.
If you or your children are novice skiers, the Boyne Falls area offers a number of ski classes for all age groups. Learn to stop and turn, improve your timing, and boost your self-confidence through working with experienced professionals. And skiers and snowmobilers can rent or trade their gear at a range of venues in and around Boyne Falls.
The area also presents visitors with a variety of opportunities to shop for Michigan-themed items, art, crafts, gifts, and treats. Kilwin’s Boyne City, a family-owned store, offers ice cream, chocolate candies, and fudge in a small-town atmosphere. And the Boyne City Farmer’s Market, open from May through October, is the perfect place to experience the bounty of local produce as the locals themselves do.