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Mountain People: Episode 6

Mountain People: Episode 6

Episode 6 of Mountain People: a series of stories from Boyne Mountain's slopes.
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Machine Groomed for Tuesday, January 16

Temperature Open Trails Open Lifts Open Terrain
N 15 °F 46 Trails of 60 8 Lifts of 12 337 Acres of 415
Base Depth Snowfall Today's Hours
58″ 0″ 24 Hours 9am - 4:00pm
Today at Boyne Mountain  
If you haven't heard the news...A HUGE event is coming to Boyne Mountain Resort for the first time in history. Samuel Adams Air & Après is about to rock your world this Saturday with a nighttime showcase that combines the thrill and skill of some of the best skiers and riders, alongside cutting-edge 3D projection mapping. You're not going to want to miss it! Our park crew will continue building the jumps for the event today, so as you pass them by on the lift, give them a shoutout - they've been logging long hours to bring you some cool new park features! Full Conditions Report

Make the Most of Your Fourth Up North

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So you made the decision months are packing up the family and heading to northern Michigan for the Fourth of July weekend. Yeah!!! I must say, you are in for a memorable time in a beautiful all-American setting. Now here is a little advice from a local of how to make the most of your weekend!

Let me warn you, I am about to overwhelm you with options and fill your itinerary to the max with must-do and must-see activities. You can pick and choose from this all inclusive list centered around our resort and forgive me if I miss anything. Here we go!

Friday, July 3

  • Wake up and enjoy a nice breakfast at Everett's.
  • 8:30am - If you are an early riser, make the trek to Petoskey and indulge on fresh produce at the Downtown Petoskey Farmers Market.
  • 10am - Take a stroll through Boyne City's Waterside Art and Crafts Show in Veterans Park where you can pick up some handmade Michigan goodness.
  • Noon - It's time for lunch and to cool off, we recommend taking a seat on the outdoor patio at the Beach House Restaurant on Deer Lake, then make a run for the lake. If the water is too cool, grab a paddleboard or kayak (FREE for resort lodging guests) for a little adventure.
  • Time to get cleaned up for dinner. After a quick shower, spend some time relaxing in the courtyard. The kids can play some lawn games while you enjoy an adult beverage from the Alpen Hut (outdoor bar).
  • Dinner - We have lots of choices at the resort, just depends on what you are in the mood for.
  • 7:30pm - Head to Bay Harbor to hear the Petoskey Steel Drum band performance before their HUGE (it is Bay Harbor after-all) fireworks display over Little Traverse Bay.
  • You just had a fantastic day!

Saturday, July 4 - Happy Fourth of July!

  • Wake up, it's going to be an awesome day!
  • 6:30am - Take an early morning run! Get registered for the 39th annual Independence Day Run in Boyne City. 
  • 9am - Grab breakfast at the Eagle's Hall annual breakfast in Boyne City or hit up the Farmer's Market at Old City Park.
  • 10am - The first parade of the day kicks off in Boyne City. Sit back (don't forget your blanket or chair), relax, and enjoy the festivities.
  • 11:30am - Don't miss the Children's Pie-Eating Contest in Veterans Park, on the waterfront. While you are there, buy a pie!
  • Noon - Grab lunch downtown and stop by the Chamber's office to purchase some tickets for the 25th Annual Rubber Duck Race.
  • 2:30pm - Watch those rubber ducks float down the Boyne River and hope that you have a winner! 
  • Time to rest up for a festive evening. Relax in the courtyard or sit poolside while you catch your breath.
  • 6pm - If you are a parade lover, now is your chance to take in the sights and sounds of the Petoskey Fourth of July parade complete with a performance from the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, Young Americans, and more.
  • Dinner - Who has time to eat?! Just kidding, there is no shortage of dinner options on- or off-property. Bonus of eating at the resort, enjoy an after-dinner s'more around the fire in the courtyard, then take the family on a wagon ride and scenic chairlift ride to the Eagle's Nest.
  • Sunset - Make your way to the Petoskey waterfront to take in a "Million Dollar Sunset" or head to the Beach House for a spectacular evening glow. Either way, you won't be disappointed! 
  • Dusk - Petoskey fireworks shoot off over Little Traverse Bay.
  • 10:30pm - Boyne City fireworks light up the skies over Lake Charlevoix.
  • 11:30pm-2am - Dance the night away at the Snowflake Lounge with DJ Bill da Cat.
  • Go to sleep!

This is a surefire way to have the best Fourth of July ever!!! I honestly think that a very motivated person could make it happen just the way I laid it out for you...if that's not you, I am sure you'll manage to make the day your own and one to remember. 

I left out Sunday. Sunday would be the perfect time to snuggle in a little closer to your loved ones and reflect how fortunate we are to celebrate our freedoms in such a spectacular place. 

Happy Fourth of July, may it be the best weekend ever!



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