Mountain Man Sports’ original mountain man Jim Wenberg started his business by selling skis, and later expanded his wares and services to include inline skates, snowboards, bikes, and sports accessories. Today, the walls of his shop are nearly unrecognizable behind rows of equipment, guarded by the shop’s faithful dog, Cooper. In addition to matching customers with any necessary equipment, Jim can rent out eager skiers a condo at Boyne Mountain’s Disciples Ridge, a scenic hideaway within walking distance of slopes, restaurants, shops, and a replica of the world’s first icicle.
For more than 65 years, the family of adrenaline aficionados at Wersell’s Bike and Ski Shop has outfitted customers with quality cycling equipment by makers such as Kona, Raleigh, and Electra. In addition to the full menu of bicycles ($179+)—including models for kids, roads, trails, and mountains—the specialists carry plenty of gear, including pumps ($35+), helmets ($40+), and goggles ($60+), as well as snow-slicing instruments such as downhill skis ($230+).
Winner of Toledo City Paper's 2008 Best Dive Shop honor, Aqua Hut staffs a sea-savvy staff to teach rookie snorkelers the basics of scuba diving. Today's deal gives you an hour with a professional scuba sensei for an introductory class. Underwater explorers should bring their own towel and bathing suit, but Aqua Hut will supply all the scuba equipment, including mask, fins, snorkel, Catfish-to-English dictionary, and boots. Owner and SSI-certified instructor Jeff Davis has been plunging into watery abysses for 30 years and has consulted Fox News as a scuba expert. More than 10,000 divers have received his team's comfortable, considerate training on how to safely navigate underwater.
Since 1986, American Rent-All has been chartering high-quality tools and equipment to assist with party planning and home improvement projects. Avid grillers gearing up for spatula-flipping season with wrist exercises and condiment stockpiles can bring in empty fuel tanks for a propane refill. Parched tanks are refueled by American Rent-All’s helpful staff and then returned to their owners for a summer of sensational searing and intense kebabathons. Bring in propane tanks at your convenience during regular business hours.
Bedford Hills Golf Club has assembled a trio of nine-hole courses—the Buckeye, Irish, and Wolverine Courses—to escort players along a lush labyrinth replete with pristine white-sand bunkers and interspersed water hazards. Golfers send shots into lower orbit from well-groomed fairways and putt across penncross bentgrass greens styled with mustaches designed to catch errant shots in their sandy chops. Challenges abound on all three courses, with water hazards and sand traps strategically placed amid the rolling terrain.
Bedrock mini-golf course complements the facility with pintsize challenges of its own, as players putt around small sand traps and beautiful landscaping while trying to resist miniature dives off the cascading waterfall.