Things to Do

Winter Adventures

Welcome to winter, this is no time to hibernate! There are so many ways to enjoy the beauty and wonder that is northern Michigan covered in snow. Once you experience the thrill of gliding across the ice or the hush of a snow-blanketed forest, we guarantee you'll be hooked.


Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Glide over snow covered trails or blaze a trail through a pristine forest as you experience the beauty of winter in northern Michigan on cross country skis or snowshoes. The tranquility you experience exploring the miles
of trails surrounding the Inn at Bay Harbor is something the whole family can enjoy. You can venture as near or as far as you'd like, Crooked Tree Golf Course offers an amazingly tranquil setting, but you won't want to miss out on exploring local nature preserves and other scenic areas surrounding the Inn.

Complimentary snowshoes are available to resort guests.

Avalanche Preserve, Boyne City
Bear River Valley Recreation Area, Petoskey
Boyne Highlands Resort
Boyne Mountain Resort
Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery
Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves
Pond Hill Farm

Fat Tire Biking

It's as easy as riding a bike, only now you can float atop the snow thanks to fat tires, easily combining winter adventure with exercise. The Inn at Bay Harbor provides easy access to miles of scenic trails and encourages you to try a favorite summer activity, biking, in the winter!

Contact our Concierge by calling 231.439.4003 to arrange a day of bike rentals and take advantage of this unique winter activity.

Winter Sports Park

Petoskey's Winter Sports Park is a popular place to enjoy many winter recreational activities. Included within the park are designated areas for sledding, ice skating, hockey, and curling. A limited supply of sleds are available, along
with board games for those who prefer to stay indoors and, weather permitting, a campfire area is available on the weekends. The park also features a warming house, complete with fireplace, concession stand, drinking fountain, free wireless Internet access, a large HDTV, and restrooms.