Three New Ways to Experience Fall At Boyne

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 31, 2011 3:58 pm


Boyne Falls, Mich. –  There is a great line-up of adventures to explore northern Michaigan’s vibrant fall foliage in Boyne Highlands Resort of Harbor Springs and Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls.  Guests of BOYNE’s autumn adventures can zipline through canopies of color, trot through forested terrain by horseback and take in a day of hiking and rafting finished with a soothing spa treatment.

Fly like a bird and experience the fall colors at new heights with Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain’s Zipline Adventure Tours. Riders glide along a series of ziplines up to 50 feet tall and 1,380 feet long during the guided two and a half hour adventure.  Before being hooked in for a thrilling 8-line ride at Boyne Highlands and 10-line ride at Boyne Mountain through trees and over valleys, riders can admire sweeping views of the area during the scenic chairlift ride to the top of the slopes.  A Zipline Adventure Tour costs $59 per person and can be booked by calling 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963). Check for dates and hours.

Boyne Highlands Resort offers a Fall Color Horseback Trail Riding Adventure for leaf peepers with an aversion to heights. Riders depart at 1 p.m. on a two-hour horseback trail ride to the top of the mountain at Boyne Highlands, beginning September 22 and running through October 16, Thursdays-Sundays. From the top of Pleasantview Valley and beyond to Little Traverse Bay guests are treated to panoramic views that are sure to create lasting memories. The ride includes a break for photos and a snack of cider and donuts. Rides are $69 per person and children must be at least 9 years of age. For reservations, call 231.526.3036.

Boyne Mountain’s Solace Spa Fall Color Nature Adventure combines the best of the outdoors and relaxation. During this activity, nature lovers participate in a group trail hike to the top of Avalanche Preserve Recreational Area in neighboring Boyne City and then enjoy a picnic lunch and rafting trip along the Sturgeon River. Once the journey concludes there is a 50-minute spa treatment at Boyne Mountain’s Solace Spa. Fully embrace the fall season with the Autumn Harvest pedicure or manicure featuring a soothing soak, oatmeal pumpkin walnut scrub, nourishing pumpkin mask and orange spice lotion. The day-trip with spa treatment costs just $175 per person. Guests can add an overnight stay in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa with breakfast starting at $60 per person. Call 231.549.7946 to book the adventure, or for the lodging package, call 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963).

For more information on BOYNE’s autumn adventures, visit or call 800.GO.BOYNE (462.6963).