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Treetops' 23 runs benefit from high elevation and plentiful snowfall, making them a dream-worthy destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Three lifts converge in one central boarding area, ensuring that no children or snowboarding pet turtles get disoriented. Novices and veterans alike can partake in downhill skiing and snowboarding from 10 a.m. to close. Semi-equipped ice athletes can round out their supplies in the lift ticket/rental building, which offers gear for snowboarding, skiing, snowblading, and luging on frozen pudding. In addition to its 23 runs, Treetops hosts an adjacent space for extreme tubing, where slope wranglers can skid, slide, and flop their way to the normally elusive state of happiness.

3962 Wilkinson Rd
Treetops Village,
MI
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When he first saw the rolling hills and forests at Mistwood, course architect Jerry Matthews was enchanted by its suitability for a golf course. Matthews carved 27 championship holes into this variegated topography, divided among three nine-hole courses that combine for challenging 18-hole rounds or play singly for golfers who need to save time for savoring the taste of victory. Whether playing the red course, blue course, or white course, golfers send their balls soaring over bent-grass fairways and spinning over fast, well-bunkered greens, aiming carefully to avoid the smattering of lakes that await stray orbs.

Adjacent to the final fairway of the white course, an executive course named the Little Nine completes the fairway buffet at Mistwood Golf Course. Here, players hone their short-game skills and strive to take just three strokes at each hole, ideal for three-toed sloths with poor counting skills.

After swinging their way past open fields and dense thickets, players make their way to the clubhouse, where Bogey’s Snack Bar awaits downstairs, and upstairs, Sunset Bar & Grill serves whitefish and ribs as diners lounge on its deck and gaze out over the blue course and the verdant practice range.

Course Combinations at a Glance:

  • White/blue: course rating of 72.9, slope rating of 142
  • Blue/red: course rating of 72.9, slope rating of 143
  • Red/white: course rating of 71.6, slope rating of 140

7568 Ole White Dr
Lake Ann,
MI
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Coyote Crossing Resort nestles into the bordering Manistee National Forest, dusting the landscape with rustic timber dwellings armed with modern amenities. Each two-bedroom unit houses contemporary accouterments such as satellite TV, a full bathroom, and WiFi access, allowing curious kids to learn about nature before dipping their toes into it. Triplicate cooking options keep growling bellies from upsetting the surrounding wildlife, including a fully equipped kitchen, a charcoal grill, and fire rings that yield flame-licked fare. Drawing inspiration from 50 acres of surrounding woodlands, rich wood lines the walls and floors of each cabin. Upon stepping outside, guests will find themselves minutes away from attractions such as the Pine River, Lake Cadillac, and various public beaches.

8593 S 13 Rd
Cadillac,
MI
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The northern Michigan town of Prudenville edges one side of the 22,000-acre Houghton Lake. During warmer months, groups flock to the water for jet-skiing and kayaking. Between Houghton Lake and nearby Higgins Lake, there are more than a dozen launch sites for boating; local shops rent out boats for all kinds of trips, whether you want to fish for the lake's abundant bass, brown trout, and walleye fish, or just take a relaxing cruise. The two lakes are also lined with sandy beaches, which have picnic pavilions and waters safe for swimming.About 16 miles north of Springbrook Inn is Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve, which is threaded with a network of hiking and biking trails across 60 acres. Signs pop up throughout the trails that tell informative tidbits about the white- and red-pine forest and cedar swamp habitats. A small stream known as Tank Creek also cuts across the preserve, and it's lined with boardwalks and decks that overlook the water. One paved trail is wheelchair accessible.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

565 West West Branch Road
Prudenville,
MI
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In 1964, the trio of Joe Balulis, Bill Kater, and Seth Bidwell hung a shingle that read "Marquette Trails Golf Club" amid the dense forest of Manistee National Forest. The nine-hole golf course was their verdant brainchild and source of nutritional fairway grass, but after three years of joint ownership the triumvirate elected to go their separate ways, leaving the family of Joe Balulis to take over. Joe’s sons would go on to oversee the addition of a back nine that opened in 1985, bringing the overall length to 5,847 yards and par to 70. In 1993 a new clubhouse and a restaurant (The View) opened. Today, the Balulis family invites players to venture through the forest groves with clubs in hand, pursuing their golf balls until they’re in the cups and safe from the course's forest-dwelling co-founders.

6409 W 76th St
Baldwin,
MI
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If one had to guess at the variables that give Happy's Pizza & Pub its name, one might call out the mirth granted by inventive pizzas, wings, and burgers. Specifically, the chefs make mac n' cheese pizzas, which are a conic hat away from being an entire children's birthday party. Beyond their core specialties, they slake hunger with seafood such as a Cajun perch dinner.

1218 South Mission Street
Mount Pleasant,
MI
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