Visiting a northeast Michigan resort just might be the perfect getaway for your next travel adventure. The scenic rural beauty of the northeast region of Michigan is a perfect spot for a relaxing escape, whether you are looking for a honeymoon spot, a world class golfing outing, or a great family vacation idea.
Things to Do in Northeast Michigan
While the northeast Michigan resort area has long been a favorite destination for water sports enthusiasts, the region has much more to offer visitors than just access to beautiful lakes. Many golfing enthusiasts choose to visit the northeast Michigan region specifically for the purpose of playing on one or more of the more than a dozen of the world class golf courses in the area.
Those who choose to spend their getaway days in northeast Michigan can also enjoy world-class factory outlet shopping at the Tanger Outlet Mall in West Branch. Additionally, the Soaring Eagle casino in Mt. Pleasant is a favorite spot for those who enjoy recreational gambling.
Selecting a Northeast Michigan Resort
There are a number of excellent resorts in the northeast Michigan region. Part of the area's charm is that it is a rural destination, and so isn't characterized by chain hotels and motels on every corner.
Three of the most popular options for accommodations in this area are:
- Horseshoe Lake Hideaway Resort
- Lake George Resort
- Bay Valley Hotel and Resort
Horseshoe Lake Hideaway Resort
For those seeking a secluded spot to get away from it all, Horseshoe Lake Hideaway located in the town of Mio is an excellent location. This unique ecotourism resort is literally hidden away along northeast Michigan's AuSable River. The lush red pine forest surrounding the private lake makes for an ideal private spot for escaping from the stresses of everyday life. This heavily wooded resort is an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Guests can expect to witness a number of different types of animals depending in the season, including wild turkeys, muskrats, mink, blue heron, deer, and raccoons. Although a sighting is less likely, the most privileged of guests might even see bald eagles, coyote, and otter.
There are a number of hiking trails that allow guests to enjoy the scenic and relaxing scenery. Visitors can also participate in a number of outdoor water sports in the warmer months, such as swimming and boating. During the winter, snowshoeing and snowmobile rides are available for guests.
Lake George Resort
Newlyweds will enjoy the seclusion and privacy of the private cabins at Lake George Resort, located in the scenic Victorian town of West Branch. In addition to the private cabins, Lake George Resort also has a few RV hookups for camping enthusiasts, as well as a huge bunkhouse that will sleep up to 11 people.
Many families select this resort as the ideal spot for family reunion getaways because of the vast array of activities and lodging options ideal for such adventures. There is much to do for outdoor buffs at this lakefront vacation destination that even features complimentary boat docking for guests.
Visitors can enjoy fishing from private docks, swimming, paddle boats, access to a recreation room, an outdoor barbecue pit, and many other entertaining activities for the entire family.
For golfing enthusiasts, no trip to the northeast Michigan region can be complete without playing at least one round of golf. While there isn't an on-site golf course at Lake George Resort, there are a number of excellent courses nearby.
Bay Valley Hotel and Resort
An ideal choice for golfers is the Bay Valley Hotel and Resort, which is home to an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned professional golfer Jack Nicklaus.This lakefront property provides a variety of activities in addition to golfing, and so is a very appealing choice for families. At the Bay Valley Hotel and Resort, the non-golfers in the family can avoid an endless array of outdoor activities, including sailing, cycling, fishing, and more.
Bay Valley Hotel and Resort is known for its full-service meeting and convention facilities, and is an ideal destination for weddings and corporate events alike. This outstanding destination resort is located in the town of Bay City easily accessible by I-75 and MBS International Airport.
No matter which Northeast Michigan resort you select, you are sure to enjoy your visit to this beautiful rural region of the state.