Spring Activities

Spring Activities at Hotel Walloon, Porch with Rocking Chairs

Rocking Chairs on Hotel Walloon Porch

Hiking

Explore local hiking trails at Scenic Parks & Nature Preserves.

Walloon Trails and Preserves – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Young State Park – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Avalanche Mountain – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Bubbling Springs Nature Preserve – Petoskey, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Petoskey State Park – Petoskey, MI 13 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Biking

Rent a bicycle or bring your own! Take a ride along Lake Michigan on the Little Traverse Wheelway or enjoy one of the many other local biking trails.

Rental

North County Cycle Sport – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Pedego Electric Bikes Petoskey – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness – Petoskey, MI  9miles from Hotel Walloon

Trails

Avalanche Preserve – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Bear River Valley Recreational Area – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Little Traverse Wheelway – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Zip Line Tours

Enjoy speed courses or all-day tours at these Zip Line Adventures.

Wildwood Rush – Boyne City, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Sailing

Watch a beautiful sunset as you cruise across Lake Charlevoix in a sailboat.

Sunshine Charters – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Golfing

Experience Northern Michigan’s Championship Golf Courses

 

Disc Golfing

Challenge yourself to a round of Disc Golf, a fun activity for the whole family!

Avalanche Preserve – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Horseback Riding

Let experienced guides take you on an Equestrian Journey while creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Enjoy picturesque views on a relaxing chairlift ride to the top of Northern Michigan’s finest slopes.

Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Boating and Kayaking

Rent a kayak or pontoon boat and take an adventure on the waters of Northern Michigan’s crystal clear lakes and rivers.

Rental

Tommy’s Walloon – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Bear River Canoe Livery – Petoskey, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne River Adventures – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Water Sports – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Paddle Your Harbor – Petoskey, MI 11 miles from Hotel Walloon

Jordan Valley Outfitters – East Jordan, MI 21 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lakes and Rivers

Walloon Lake – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Bear River – Petoskey, MI 2 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lake Charlevoix – Boyne City & Charlevoix, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne River – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lake Michigan – Petoskey, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Jordan River – East Jordan,  MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Museums

Explore Northern Michigan’s rich history. Check out these local Museums to learn more about this area!

Little Traverse Historical Museum – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Harbor Springs Historical Museum – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

Andrew J. Blackbird Museum – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

Charlevoix Depot Museum – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

Call of the Wild Museum – Gaylord, MI  29 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Light Houses

Wander Historic Northern Michigan Lighthouses. Learn more about their history by clicking the links.

McGulpin Point Lighthouse – Mackinaw City, MI 46 miles from Hotel Walloon

Mission Point Lighthouse – Traverse City, MI 81 miles from Hotel Walloon

Grand Traverse Lighthouse – Leelanau Township, MI 102 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Pointer Boat Ride

Take a relaxing cruise on an 80-Year-Old Pointer Boat!

Stafford’s Pointer Boat – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Local Parks

Catch an iconic Northern Michigan sunset at any one of these amazing viewing points.

Village Green Park – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Melrose Township Park – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Veteran’s Park – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Sunset Park – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

  East Park – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Family Friendly Recreation

Looking for activities to entertain kids of all ages? Try one of these unique, family-friendly destinations.

Great American Adventures – Petoskey, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

Harbor Springs Deer Park – Harbor Springs, MI 17 miles from Hotel Walloon

Oden Fish Hatchery – Oden, MI 17 miles from Hotel Walloon

Raven Hill Discovery Center – East Jordan, MI 17 miles from Hotel Walloon

Jack Pine Lumberjack Show – Mackinaw City, MI 45 miles from Hotel Walloon

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park – Mackinaw City, MI 46 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Farms and Orchards

Enjoy activities ranging from wine tastings to petting zoos at these local favorites!

Coveyou Scenic Farm – Petoskey, MI 5 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lavender Hill Farm – Boyne City, MI 13 miles from Hotel Walloon

Pond Hill Farm – Harbor Springs, MI 24 miles from Hotel Walloon

Friske Orchards – Ellsworth, MI 29 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Brew School

Love craft beer? Brew your own keg of customized beer at Stiggs Brewery!

Stiggs Brewery – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Cooking Classes

Learn how to cook utilizing Fustini’s Michigan made Oils & Vinegar. With a variety of different classes for cooks of any skill level, everyone will have tasty memories to take home with them.

Fustini’s – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Dark Sky Park

Seek brilliant starry skies while stargazing at the internationally known Dark Sky Park.

 Headland’s Dark Sky Park – Mackinac City, MI 46 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island

Looking for a day trip? Drive across the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere or take a Ferry Ride and enjoy your day sightseeing on the historic Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Bridge – Mackinaw City, MI 43 miles from Hotel Walloon

Mackinac Island – Mackinaw Island, MI 43 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Ironton Ferry

Spending the day in Charlevoix? Take a short ride on the historic Ironton Ferry and have lunch at the Landing Restaurant when you get to the other side!

Ironton Ferry – Charlevoix, MI 16 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Landing – Charlevoix, MI 16 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Ernest Hemingway

Tour the places that inspired Hemingway’s Classic Novels of his Northern Michigan summer adventures.

Tour Information – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Earl Young Mushroom House Tours

Check out the architectural collection of Earl Young. These “Hobbit Houses” are a must-see staple in the Charlevoix community.

Walking & Gem Car Tours – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

Self-Guided Tour Map

 

Castle Farms

Enjoy estate tours, wine tastings, the largest outdoor model railroad, and a life-size chessboard. A visit to this historic property is fun for all ages!

Castle Farms – Charlevoix, MI 26 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Farmer Markets

Shop the local farmer markets and discover a variety of Northern Michigan produce, arts and more!

Boyne City Indoor – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Downtown Petoskey – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Winery and Brewery Tours

Take a guided Winery & Brewery tour or a self-guided tour of The Petoskey Wine Region and renowned Local Breweries.

Vine Ride – Petoskey, MI 8 miles from Hotel Walloon

Northern Michigan Beer & Wine Tours – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

Northern Michigan Trolley – Gaylord, MI 33 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Sip and Paint

Walloon Lake Winery – Petoskey, MI 8 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Indoor Water Park

Spend the day at Michigan’s Largest Indoor Water Park & Arcade.

Avalanche Bay – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Chocolate Factory Tour

Tours available Monday-Friday from 10:00 am–4:30 pm on the half-hour. Free samples at the end of each tour!

Kilwins Chocolate Tours – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Historic Site Shopping and Antiquing

Shop for Northern Michigan antiques in local historic districts.

Walloon Lake Village – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Boyne City Main Street – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Petoskey’s Historic Gaslight District – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Village at Bay Harbor – Bay Harbor, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

Harbor Springs Historic District – Harbor Springs, MI 20 miles from Hotel Walloon

Charlevoix Main Street – Charlevoix, MI22 miles from Hotel Walloon

Mackinaw City – Mackinaw City, MI 44 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Spa Experiences

Relax in the area’s most exclusive Resort Spas. Designed to rejuvenate and recharge for your next adventure.

The Spa at Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Willoway Spa – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor – Bay Harbor, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Spa at Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, MI 19 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Catch a Movie at a Vintage Theater

Put an old-fashioned twist on going to the movies and check out one of the area’s Vintage Theaters.

Lyric Theatre – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Charlevoix Theatre – Charlevoix, MI 22 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Bellaire Theatre – Bellaire, MI 30 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Attend a Performance and Art Show

Experience Northern Michigan Performing Arts & Artist Galleries.

Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

Great Lakes Performing Arts Center – Bay Harbor, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

 

 

 

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