Boyne Highlands is a mid-Western skiing icon, offering a wide variety of lifts and slopes, as well as full resort accommodations, numerous festivals and continuous night-life. Adventures include heading up to a mountain ski lodge for a picnic lunch, cross-country skiing, tubing, zip lines and more.
Night life often begins at the Zoo Bar with live bands when the slopes close. At the lodge, the Slopeside often hosts bands and sports tv. Resort visitors would well consider a visit to the spa or hot tubs.
A lesser known secret is Boyne Highlands often hosts the end-of-season snow boarding party, the last weekend after the season ends, with Spring skiing and amazing tricksters.
In summer, the Boyne Highlands resort offers golf, mountain biking, zip lines, horse back riding and a full spa.
Pierson’s has a casual, family friendly vibe with a vintage ski lodge feel. The menu features a variety of gourmet pub fare and homestyle comfort foods with and impressive drink selection. With a full bar, arcade games, shuffleboard, many sports-filled TV’s, and live music, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Built over 120 years ago in 1881-1882, Turkey’s is housed in one of the oldest remaining buildings in Harbor Springs. Lumber from the area’s great white pines, milled at one of three local lumber mills, was used in its construction. Originally, there were floor to ceiling windows along the east wall and its neighbor to the east was the local fire station. In the 1920s it was the print shop then later became a clothing store. After switching owners in a card game, in 1972 it became a bakery and coffee shop. Now Turkey’s offers the finest hand thrown pizza’s in upper lower Northern Michigan.
The first pizza ever made in Harbor Springs was made here in these ovens. This restaurant-cafe-pizzeria-ice cream parlor is a popular spot for locals, resorters and visitors. With beer, wine and a complete bar, Turkey’s is a full-service restaurant featuring pizza’s, sandwiches, and plenty of smiles.
Don’t miss the annual Cinco de Mayo party on May 5th, and all year Turkey’s is open right along downtown for a great stop when shopping, boating or visiting the numerous festivals hosted by the village all year.
The Historic Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, affectionately called “The Pier” by locals for generations, is nestled along the docks and parks that line the shore of Harbor Springs.
The food is fabulous, whether appetizers on “Dudley’s Deck” overlooking the harbor fleet and beautifully restored “Pointer” touring boat, or a fine planked Whitefish, Perch or other specialty meal in the dining room. The menu offers both fine dining and more casual meals for weary sailers and travelers.
A local treasure, The Pier in Harbor Springs earned it’s reputation by being a five star formal dining restaurant with teams of servers in tuxedo’s through the 1990’s, when “shooters” from The Point would come in and lay down a few thousand dollars to buy the room a pleasure, and the chef’s presented fabulous flaming entree’s with fabulous wines, enjoyed by visitors and summer resident’s alike. At night the bar comes alive with revelers.
Recently remodeled, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant now offers a boat-house atmosphere with the walls lined with restored wooden boats, and a casual dining experience should you choose, with lovely views of the water and still fabulous delicacies.