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New Year’s Eve Celebration on Mackinac Island

Great Turtle Drop
Great Turtle Drop

New Year’s Eve Week-December 26 thru January 2

Ring in the New Year on Mackinac Island from December 26, 2014 through January 2, 2015. Your Mackinac Island Holiday is made possible with special openings from six lodging facilities, two restaurants and the always open Doud’s Grocery store. Several shops also open just for this holiday. Join us Downtown at Midnight to welcome the new year with the Great Turtle Ball Drop before heading back inside to warm up and celebrate the New Year with live music. Spend your days cross country skiing, snow-showing, snowmobiling and hiking in pristine winter conditions. And spend your nights in the intimate lounges and restaurants. This New Year Holiday, Make it Mackinac.

December 31st from 2pm to 4pm head to Marquette Park for the 2nd Annual Snowball Dash. Teams compete in the snow in events like a 3-legged race, wheel barrel race and obstacle course! To participate, show up with a team or two or more to Marquette Park at 2pm.

Great Turtle Drop on New Year’s Eve

Great Turtle Drop
The Innkeepers at the Cottage Inn dreamed up the Great Turtle Drop as Mackinac Island’s version of Times Square and it was so well received that they are lighting up their turtle again this year. The drop takes place on Main Street at the Christmas Tree around midnight.

Places To Eat:

Cawthorne’s Village Inn (906) 847-3542
Cawthorne’s Village Inn is featuring a special menu starting at 5:00pm. Reservations suggested. Drink specials all night long with a champagne toast at Midnight! Live music by Brian Thomas starting at 9:30pm.

Mustang Lounge (906) 847-9916
Mustang Lounge is celebrating the New Year with a special menu featuring chicken marsala, seafood fettuccine Alfredo, broiled and Parmesan crusted whitefish, beef tenderloin, herb roasted chicken and surf n turf. Prices range from $18-$35. Reservations suggested. Dance the night away with DJ Brevin from 10pm-3am

Where to Stay

Bogan Lane Inn (906) 847-3439

Cottage Inn of Mackinac (906) 847-4000

Harbor Place Studio Suites (906) 847-3347

Lilac Tree Suites & Spa (906) 847-6575

Mission Point Resort (906) 847-3312

Pontiac Lodge (906) 847-3364

Activities

New Years Day Hayride (906) 847-3542 – Four different hayrides offered. Reservation and deposit required. Call Travis at Cawthorne’s Village Inn after December 3, 2014. $20.00 per person.

Mackinac Wheels Rentals (517) 575- 8585
Fat-tired bicycles, the latest in winter cycling, will be available for rent from Mackinac Wheels. $10 an hour or $25 all day, they will be available by appointment only call Jim at 517.575.8585

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI RENTALS
Cawthorne’s Village Inn (906) 847-3542

January 1, 2015 New Years Day

New Years Day 5K – This fun run is not timed. Leave from Doud’s corner on foot, ski’s or even bike at 9:15am. There is no cost but donation to the Mackinac Island Rec Department is encouraged.

New Years Day Hayride (906) 847-3542 – Four different hayrides offered. Reservation and deposit required. Call Travis at Cawthorne’s Village Inn after December 3, 2014. $20.00 per person.

Shopping

Doud’s Market – Since 1887, Doud’s Market has been nourishing Islanders and visitors. This full service grocery store offers fresh cut meats, fresh produce, bakery, deli counter, prepared meals, packaged liquor and lottery.
Christmas Eve 8am-7pm, Christmas Day 9am- 12pm, December 26-29 8am-7pm, December 30 thru January 1 8am to 11pm, January 2 resumes normal business hours of 8am-7pm

Harrisonville General Store – Groceries, beer, wine, specialty items and jewelry made by Island residents. Located up Island in the Village.

SomeWear on Mackinac – A fine boutique of ladies clothing, outerwear, scarves handbags and more. Located at the Grand Gatehouse Courtyard Shops.
December 20- 21 from 11am to 4 pm.
December 29, 30 and 31 from 11am to 4pm

Mackinac Outfitter – Mackinac Island’s favorite outfitter, providing the most popular lines of outdoor gear and clothing since 1981. We are located on Main Street across from the Shepler Ferry dock.
December 21- 24 from 1:30pm to 4 pm.
December 30 and 31st from 1:30pm to 4pm
January 1st from 10am to 12pm

Little Luxuries (906) 847-9980
December 21, from 11 am to 3 pm
December 28, 29, 30 and 31 from 12pm to 4pm

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Mackinac Island Winter Services Listing
For more information on Christmas Holidays / New Year’s Eve on Mackinac Island visit the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau Winter Page at: http://www.mackinacisland.org/event/new-years-eve-on-mackinac/

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Indianhead Mountain Photos

Indianhead Mountain – Photos – 2016

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Friday May 1st, 2020 - 11:58 am

Indianhead Mountain - Big Snow Resort
Badger Sportsman Reader Magazine Cover Contest! 
You or someone you know could be on the next Badger Sportsman cover!
Submit your photo by following Badger Sportsman Magazine link! 
Happy May Day!

Badger Sportsman Reader Magazine Cover Contest!
You or someone you know could be on the next Badger Sportsman cover!
Submit your photo by following Badger Sportsman Magazine link!
Happy May Day!🥳🏆ONCE IN A LIFETIME CONTEST🏆🥳

You or someone you know could be on our next Badger Sportsman cover. Please consider the photo requirements below and submit your photo today! Happy fishing!

The photo MUST be:
- a photo captured within the last year
- a high resolution quality image with room for cropping (cell phone photos may work depending on the quality of your phone)
- in focus with attention to avoid shadows
- of someone 12 & under summer fishing (other family members/friends can be included in the photo, max. 3 ppl)
- taken in Wisconsin or Michigan's UP

Submit your photo as a comment below this post. No need to include more information at this time. If your photo is selected to be used as our next cover or in the magazine, we will reach out to you in private messenger. When you post your photo, consider liking our page and tagging someone that would enjoy this contest!

You may also submit your photo to graphics@badgersportsman.com
#badgersporstman

Badger Sportsman cover contest winner will release all rights to the use of the image for current and future Badger Sportsman uses.
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Megan Mueller

Thursday March 12th, 2020 - 4:50 pm

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I guess I should come back there if I want to ski fresh pow. Oh wait, the midwest loves to groom out the fresh pow.

Beautiful!

Tomorrow will be 50 and sunny

Janet Stockton McBee looks like a good comeback from your sunny weather last weekend

Heading up tomorrow?

Adam Kendall Larson this was yesterday

Skip Moritz

Andy Schulz

Robert Marzolf

Mary Rigoni

Kerry Drake

Marco Blise round 2?

Anthony Pat!! 🏂

Anna 😞

Rick Sargent Tricia Daly Peabody Dawn Berry Kevin Berry

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Indianhead Mountain Resort – Photos From Instagram

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Tuesday December 6th, 2016 - 12:21 pm

Indianhead Mountain - Big Snow Resort

Indianhead Mountain will be open THIS Saturday & Sunday! First chair 9am, with a special lift ticket price of $39! www.bigsnow.com ... See MoreSee Less

Indianhead Mountain will be open THIS Saturday & Sunday!  First chair 9am, with a special lift ticket price of $39! www.bigsnow.com

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Boyne Highlands Photos

Boyne Highlands – Photos – 2016

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Tuesday May 26th, 2020 - 9:26 am

Boyne Highlands Resort
We are very happy to announce our resort is reopening daily beginning this Friday, May 29. 

During our down time we have carefully reviewed all areas of our resort’s operations and feel that we have sufficiently modified them to ensure that you will still get the exceptional, friendly and personalized service you’ve grown accustomed to, while also minimizing your exposure and maintaining your safety.

For details, please see our FAQs - https://bit.ly/BHSummerFAQs

We are very happy to announce our resort is reopening daily beginning this Friday, May 29.

During our down time we have carefully reviewed all areas of our resort’s operations and feel that we have sufficiently modified them to ensure that you will still get the exceptional, friendly and personalized service you’ve grown accustomed to, while also minimizing your exposure and maintaining your safety.

For details, please see our FAQs - bit.ly/BHSummerFAQs
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What about the home rentals?

Are you offering GR8 Escape golf weeks again this year. If so, when is the first one offered I have attended many through the years, all enjoyable

Love it up there! My sisters family took me there every summer til i was married! Its beautiful there!

Are you still offering season passes for the bike park? Didn’t see it in the FAQ.

What about the Bears?? Are they still there??🐻🐻🐻

Hooray and big thanks 😊

What are the bike park weekly hours?

Golf on👍🏌️‍♂️

Stay safe

Is the pool open?

YAY!!!

Hooray!!!

👏👏👏👏👏

❤️

Kim Maag Eltschlager❤️

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Monday May 11th, 2020 - 4:30 pm

Boyne Highlands Resort
Thinking about purchasing a season pass but unsure about what may happen next winter during these unprecedented times? The Worry-Free Winter Assurance Plan is designed to alleviate any uncertainty that you may have. And, for a limited time only, purchase your pass for only $50 down: https://bit.ly/Worry-Free-Winter

Thinking about purchasing a season pass but unsure about what may happen next winter during these unprecedented times? The Worry-Free Winter Assurance Plan is designed to alleviate any uncertainty that you may have. And, for a limited time only, purchase your pass for only $50 down: bit.ly/Worry-Free-Winter ... See MoreSee Less

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How about adventure camp this summer for the kids ??? I’ve been trying to call does anyone know if you guys are going to hold it this summer?

While I am not a skier any longer, I want to give you two thumbs up on the Winter Assurance Plan! Perfect solution. Way to go! I hope and pray that you have a very successful year.

Bought a pass. Love Boyne and appreciate the worry free winter assurance. Who knows what tomorrow will bring but I can tell you I can't wait to hit the slopes again. Thank you!

Getting close to the end of skiing for me. Gonna buy two gold's anyway, thanks for assurance. This will be # 40 for me

I tried adding the Boyne Highlands only pass with one child and it would not allow me to put the add on child to the cart. When can I just call to take care of this

Have you guys decided if the bike park is opening this year?

Hey Wesley hope all is well stay safe

Sarge and I had our most beautiful room there.

Lets go Skiing

Michelle Sturgis Greenway

I bought my family of 4 Highlands passes in March of this year before everything got crazy, do all of the above rules/assurances/discounts apply to us as well? Or just to people buying passes now?

Its a miracle that I am alive today. I encounter HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV1/2) for good four (4) years, six (6) months and twelve (12) day with my calculations, before I meet the great Dr. Abumere. I am Tina Richard from Fresno California, united state of America and I was affected with herpes virus.Herpes is a viral infection cause by the Herpes simplex virus, marked by painful, watery blister in the skin or mucous membrane or on the genitals. This was what I suffered for good four years. I have visited CVS Pharmacy in Fresno for treatment but no improvement. I meet Dr.Abumere online while I was searching for herpes cure I read a testimony about his work. I give a try that now becomes a testimony in my life. I contacted Dr.Abumere on Email: doctorabumere6@gmail.com or WhatsApp: +2349021975055

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Monday May 11th, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Boyne Highlands Resort
Who else is excited?! ⛳️

Who else is excited?! ⛳️The news you've been waiting for... Thursday, May 14th we will open the following courses for the season with cart usage:
• The Heather & Arthur Hills at Boyne Highlands Resort
• The Alpine at Boyne Mountain Resort
• Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club
• Crooked Tree Golf Club

For full details on course protocols and how to book your tee times, follow here: boynegolf.com/updates
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When will the bike park open?

need some downhill mountain biking willing to do memorial day weekend bring wife dog stay at bartley house ?

Its a miracle that I am alive today. I encounter HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV1/2) for good four (4) years, six (6) months and twelve (12) day with my calculations, before I meet the great Dr. Abumere. I am Tina Richard from Fresno California, united state of America and I was affected with herpes virus.Herpes is a viral infection cause by the Herpes simplex virus, marked by painful, watery blister in the skin or mucous membrane or on the genitals. This was what I suffered for good four years. I have visited CVS Pharmacy in Fresno for treatment but no improvement. I meet Dr.Abumere online while I was searching for herpes cure I read a testimony about his work. I give a try that now becomes a testimony in my life. I contacted Dr.Abumere on Email: doctorabumere6@gmail.com or WhatsApp: +2349021975055

Friday April 10th, 2020 - 9:00 am

Boyne Highlands Resort
A caring group of Harbor Springs residents have teamed up with the Manna Food Project to offer a drive-thru food pantry at Boyne Highlands Resort for restaurant and hospitality workers who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more👉🏻 https://bddy.me/39UQqGN

A caring group of Harbor Springs residents have teamed up with the Manna Food Project to offer a drive-thru food pantry at Boyne Highlands Resort for restaurant and hospitality workers who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more👉🏻 bddy.me/39UQqGN ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope you guys are weathering this okay. We miss you and can’t wait to ski again this winter!

Way to go Boyne team!

Yay Boyne👏 Love all of you!!

Well done Team!

That's wonderful!

Jesus said Love one another

Its a miracle that I am alive today. I encounter HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV1/2) for good four (4) years, six (6) months and twelve (12) day with my calculations, before I meet the great Dr. Abumere. I am Tina Richard from Fresno California, united state of America and I was affected with herpes virus.Herpes is a viral infection cause by the Herpes simplex virus, marked by painful, watery blister in the skin or mucous membrane or on the genitals. This was what I suffered for good four years. I have visited CVS Pharmacy in Fresno for treatment but no improvement. I meet Dr.Abumere online while I was searching for herpes cure I read a testimony about his work. I give a try that now becomes a testimony in my life. I contacted Dr.Abumere on Email: doctorabumere6@gmail.com or WhatsApp: +2349021975055

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Sunday April 5th, 2020 - 11:09 am

Boyne Highlands Resort

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Thank you Boyne Highlands Resort!

Love our family resort!

Thank you Boyne Highland!!

Well done Mike And Amanda! Well done! As always “The Highlands” doing the right thing.

Thank you Boyne Highlands!

Mike and Mandy! Awesome!!! So cool!

Thank you Boyne Highlands !

What a great group of people running Boyne Highlands! Love that place, can't wait to go back!

Not surprised, the people at Boyne Highlands have hearts of gold and always go above and beyond.

Yeah thank u

❤️ Good job guys

Thanks!

Well done

Awesome!

Good move!

Classy

Thank you Boyne Highlands! Great group of people!

BRAVO!

Its a miracle that I am alive today. I encounter HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV1/2) for good four (4) years, six (6) months and twelve (12) day with my calculations, before I meet the great Dr. Abumere. I am Tina Richard from Fresno California, united state of America and I was affected with herpes virus.Herpes is a viral infection cause by the Herpes simplex virus, marked by painful, watery blister in the skin or mucous membrane or on the genitals. This was what I suffered for good four years. I have visited CVS Pharmacy in Fresno for treatment but no improvement. I meet Dr.Abumere online while I was searching for herpes cure I read a testimony about his work. I give a try that now becomes a testimony in my life. I contacted Dr.Abumere on Email: doctorabumere6@gmail.com or WhatsApp: +2349021975055

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Saturday March 14th, 2020 - 5:43 pm

Boyne Highlands Resort
Boyne Highlands Resort is closing slope operations effective 4:30pm on Sunday, March 15. Hotel guests will depart the property, and all other hotel operations will close by 11am on Monday, March 16. 

This closure comes two weeks ahead of our annual spring shutdown – which we know will be disappointing to our guests. We are offering full refunds, or the ability to move reservations and book within a year. If you have a lodging reservation and would like to modify or cancel your reservation, please contact Reservations at 844.559.5592. If you have questions about season passes or lift tickets for this season, please contact Skier Services at 231.526.3026 or email spo@boynehighlands.com and our team will accommodate you.

Please read more about how we are addressing COVID-19 at our resort. Thank you for understanding. 👉🏻https://bddy.me/3d9BW8O

Boyne Highlands Resort is closing slope operations effective 4:30pm on Sunday, March 15. Hotel guests will depart the property, and all other hotel operations will close by 11am on Monday, March 16.

This closure comes two weeks ahead of our annual spring shutdown – which we know will be disappointing to our guests. We are offering full refunds, or the ability to move reservations and book within a year. If you have a lodging reservation and would like to modify or cancel your reservation, please contact Reservations at 844.559.5592. If you have questions about season passes or lift tickets for this season, please contact Skier Services at 231.526.3026 or email spo@boynehighlands.com and our team will accommodate you.

Please read more about how we are addressing COVID-19 at our resort. Thank you for understanding. 👉🏻https://bddy.me/3d9BW8O
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Will there be access to our seasonal lockers to retrieve equipment after this passes?

Thank you for a great winter season. Lots of great memories with family and friends.

Thank you to the entire Boyne team for a fantastic ski season! Very sorry it was cut short - but completely understandable.

Was looking forward to Canada Week and renewing our Boyne friendships. Better to be safe than sorry. We will be back next year! The Maltbys

My family looks forward to Canada week every year so sorry to miss it this year, understand completely under the circumstances Everyone stay safe, see you next year⛷🏂⛷🏂

That is me years ago when I was racing in CUSSA! Great memories!

We will definitely be there tomorrow to get our last runs in. But it’s sad when even outdoor play is getting cancelled.

Thank you for being cautious citizens..

Thanks for a great season! Boyne is the best! 💚

When do the lifts open tomorrow? I want to make the most of my last day...

Keep everyone safe Thank you !!!

What will lift ticket prices be? Hoping to get one last day in.

We ❤️ you Boyne highlands. We will see you next year.

This stinks for everyone, Boyne included 😭

Nooooo!!!! 😭😭 there’s still so much snow on the hills!!!!

We understand What a bummer tho

Who wants to shred tomorrow, last day. Msg me.

Oh noooo

Lisa Speck

Sucky

Nicole Smith Aaron Charles Smith 😢

Melany Dranberg Kelly Tanner-Myers

Its a miracle that I am alive today. I encounter HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV1/2) for good four (4) years, six (6) months and twelve (12) day with my calculations, before I meet the great Dr. Abumere. I am Tina Richard from Fresno California, united state of America and I was affected with herpes virus.Herpes is a viral infection cause by the Herpes simplex virus, marked by painful, watery blister in the skin or mucous membrane or on the genitals. This was what I suffered for good four years. I have visited CVS Pharmacy in Fresno for treatment but no improvement. I meet Dr.Abumere online while I was searching for herpes cure I read a testimony about his work. I give a try that now becomes a testimony in my life. I contacted Dr.Abumere on Email: doctorabumere6@gmail.com or WhatsApp: +2349021975055

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Boyne Highlands – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Boyne Highlands via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to Boyne Highlands, choose “Boyne Highlands Resort” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.
 

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Boyne Highlands – Photos From Instagram

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March 19, 2016

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Saturday March 19th, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Boyne Highlands Resort

Participants splashed, spilled and sent themselves over and through the pond this afternoon. The Krazy times are continuing in the Zoo Bar with Metro Rockway and later the Remedee. Better get your dancing shoes on! ... See MoreSee Less

Participants splashed, spilled and sent themselves over and through the pond this afternoon. The Krazy times are continuing in the Zoo Bar with Metro Rockway and later the Remedee. Better get your dancing shoes on!

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Indianhead Mountain Resort – Ski Lodging

Stay at Indianhead & Blackjack Mountains

Choose from an assortment of Big Snow Resort lodging that will suit your needs and budget located at both Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain. Select from convenient mountain top hotel rooms in the Main Lodge of Indianhead, cozy villiage chalets or luxurious trailsides condos. A free Shuttle is available between the two mountains on weekends and holidays.

Save up to 40% on Big Snow Lodging when you Book Early

When you book thorough our online reservations system, you can get huge savings off your ski vacation at Big Snow Resort. When booking online, just pick your preferred dates and length of stay, and click the rate button to see the best available rate.

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