Boyne's solution to skiers' summer blues? Simple: 162 holes of golf within 27 miles of Lake Michigan's shoreline (and 36 more to come). Between Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Bay Harbor resorts, 11 championship courses roll over a delightful mix of terrain-from 40-foot quarries to densely wooded mountains and bluffs lining the lake's shore.
When it gets too warm to golf, dive into Lake Michigan at one of five state parks or visit the Deer Lake Beach Club, where you can rent a kayak or a sailboat (free for guests). Anglers should head to the nearby Boyne and Maple rivers, rich with brown, brook and rainbow trout.
If too much fun is wearing you down, mellow out in Bay Harbor's Marina District, Petoskey's Gaslight District or the nearby town of Harbor Springs. No malls here-just unique restaurants, boutiques, bookstores and galleries in a beautiful northern Michigan setting. For a casual meal, enjoy lunch poolside at The Inn Café, where the chefs serve up fresh-baked breads and homemade ice cream. To spice up the night, hit Latitude in the Marina District, a popular stop for live music and eclectic cuisine.
One thing's for sure: There's enough to do in Boyneland to earn you a good night's sleep.
DON'T MISS The Bay Water Ferry (231-347-5550) offers a Friday evening sunset cruise, as well as daily trips between Petoskey, Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs.
BEST DEAL The Boyne Super Five Value Golf Week ($765-$845 per person), includes lodging, unlimited golf and instruction, plus meals and tournaments. Call 800-462-6963, or visit www.boyneusa.com.