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Fall Frenzy/Biketemberfest

September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016

IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER! Bkitemberfest/Fall Frenzy weekend just keeps getting better!  Last year’s new “Boyne Highlands to  Bay Harbor” ride received *RAVE* reviews with incredible vistas options for both a short or longer afternoon ride.
The adventure package options are back by popular demand offering discounted fall golf packages, twin zip lines and river rafting.  A little more intimate than the spring Zoo-de-Mack ride (800 vs. 4,000)  this relaxed and intimate weekend getaway also has socializing and night life to include a mountain top happy hour, bonfire & more!  We still have the Friday and Saturday night parties with live band.  We hope you can make this spectacular end of the summer weekend!!!



A weekend package that encompass all the best that Northern Michigan has to offer, and includes many adventurous options, like:

      Highlands to the Harbor” Bike Ride Twin Zip-Line AdventureFall Colors River Rafting                Discounted Golf Packages – Chairlift Hiking & Biking – Mountaintop Happy Hour                      Bonfire – Golf Scramble – Segue Tours (NEW!)  – Horse Back Riding                       Friday & Saturday Night Parties – Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs –  & More

Your Inclusive Hotel Package Includes: 

“Highlands to the Harbor” Bike Ride This incredible ride on Saturday is approximately 30 miles in length, starting and ending at Boyne Highlands Resort. We will ride the spectacular “Little Traverse Wheelway” following along the shoreline of Lake Michigan .  We start out with a few rolling forested miles as we leave Boyne Highlands and travel to the Little Traverse Wheelway. Watch The Video   Once we pick up the paved bike path, the terrain is level as it mostly follows a centuries old railroad grade.  You will be overwhelmed by breathtaking views of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan from various points along the route.  Highlights include the sugar sand beach at Petoskey State Park, the historic Victorian cottages of Bayview, the Gaslight district of downtown Petoskey, the scenic Bear River trail, Magnus Park, Tunnels of Trees, and many other memorable sights too numerous to mention.  We will stop for a lunch at our turnaround point in the Village of Bay Harbor to have a leisurely group lunch and swap stories, and then take in more of the same spectacular sights in the reverse journey back to Boyne Highlands.  This is not a race!!! Instead it’s a collection of outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan .
This event is a shorter, relaxed version of our spring ride, with 800 participants vs 4,000 and minimal planning.  The terrain is flat and encompasses about three hours of actual riding time.  We will have options available to expand the mileage to 60+ miles for those that are interested in a longer ride.  Watch The Little Traverse Wheelway video on YouTube!

Mountain Top Happy Hour A Saturday early evening chairlift ride to the top of Boyne Highlands, to partake in a happy hour featuring your favorite libations, acoustical guitarist, and incredible views of Lake Michigan.  Picture yourself on top of Boyne Highlands, on a perfect fall late afternoon, sipping a cocktail, listening to a rendition of great acoustical music, surrounded by 800 fun loving new friends!!!  Would you rather be anywhere else? Friday & Saturday Night Parties!!! The Slopeside Lounge at Boyne Highlands will be rocking with the Jeff Fitzgerald band for our private parties on both Friday & Saturday nights.  Same great parties the Zoo-De-Mack & Social Connection crew are know for throwing for the past 20+ years.  Chairlift Rides See Michigan’s most brilliant color changes from atop the mountain at Boyne Highlands.  Take the chairlifts up to create your own picnic, explore the hiking trails or just chill out and enjoy the view.

Chairlift Biking  Boyne Highlands will have their chairlift running and bike park open for our use. Put your bike on the chairlift and catch a ride to the top of Boyne Highlands for spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay. There are scenic trails through the woods for inexperienced riders, and hard core trails with banked turns, heart-stopping jumps and narrow passages for the adventurous rider. This summer I teamed up with Boyne to create an scenic downhill bike path that starts with a chairlift ride up, winds you downhill through a variety of picturesque hardwood forests and ends up back at the bottom of the chairlift…so you can ride it again and again.  Our group will be the first to ride this new trail!!!  The chairlift will be open for biking Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning.

Chairlift Hiking  Take the chairlift up for the view, and take a leisurely hike down the ski slopes or one of the many scenic cross country ski trails through picturesque hardwood forests.  The chairlift will be open for hiking Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning.  

Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs Relax in a variety of Boyne Highland’s outdoor heated pools and hot tubs all weekend.

Lodging Includes Two nights accommodations at Boyne Highlands Resort including all resort fees and taxes.

Breakfasts (Only with Package 1 at Boyne Highlands) Two delicious all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet breakfasts and omelette stations in the main lodge dining room at Boyne Highlands, including gratuities.

Cost The weekend package will cost anywhere from $149 up to $216 per person, based on the type of lodging you choose and the number of people you share a room with. BOYNE has many different rooming configurations from hotel rooms to condos.


OPTION #1: HOTEL PACKAGE OPTION – FROM ONLY $149               On-Site at Boyne Highlands (From $153) or at Nearby Trout Creek (From $149) This fall adventure weekend that has all the fun of our spring Zoo-De-Mack event without all the planning.  It’s a very inexpensive, simple weekend package that can be booked with one telephone call.


For Reservations call Boyne Directly at 1-844-503-6382 ……………………………………………………………………….

OPTION #2:  NON-HOTELPACKAGE DETAILS: $50                            (After September 16th – $60)   This weekend package is for those that have their own lodging or didn’t sign up in time to get a room at Boyne Highlands. If you need assistance with lodging near Boyne Highlands, call the Petoskey Area Visitor’s Bureau at 800.845.2828.

The options #2 package includes:

  • Two rockin’ Friday and Saturday night parties with a great band.
  •  The incredible 30 mile Highlands to the Harbor bicycle ride starting at Boyne Highlands, following the  spectacular shoreline of Lake Michigan and returning back to Boyne Highlands.
  • Awesome lunch in Bay Harbor on Saturday
  • Mountain Top happy hour Saturday afternoon
  • Scenic chairlift rides and downhill mountain biking Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning
  • All of the fantastically fun adventure options offered in package #1 minus the hotel room!


Questions about the weekend call 248-543-1000


September 16, 2016
September 18, 2016
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