The Lodge is available for rental year-round and is open to all club members in good standing and to non-members who are accompanied by a member. The Lodge is unavailable on dates for Club scheduled trips (generally 2-3 times per year).

Nestled in the pine trees, near the best skiing and snowboarding mountains in northern Michigan is the Oak Park Lodge. Our 10 bedroom, 3 bath well-kept lodge is located in Boyne Falls, MI, approximately 6 hours north of Chicago metro area.

The Lodge is across the street from the entrance to Boyne Mountain or a 30-minute drive to Boyne Highlands or Nub’s Nob. So whether you enjoy winter or summer sports, or just the opportunity to get away, check out the lodge rules, and make a reservation today.

Spring and Summer 2019 Events in and around the Lodge

Spring and Summer 2019 Events in and around the Lodge

Categories: News, Da Lodge News

Spring and Summer 2019 Events in and around the Lodge
Spring at the lodge is the start of warm weather activities Some events happening in the area in May are listed below. May is also the start of summer rates at the lodge. 


See below for rates.
Member Adult $25/night
Non-Member Adult $35/night
Member Child 13-17 $10 per stay
Non-Member Child $15 per stay
Member Child 12 & under FREE
Non-Member Child 12 & under $10 per stay

Lodge passes for members are $205 and are good for 15 stays or 1 year (from the date of purchase), whichever comes first.

Summer is a great time to go to the lodge as there are so many things to do

Whether you like golfing, boating, fishing, festivals, etc. you can find it all nearby. Our lodge is also only about an hour from the Mackinaw Island Ferry. The ferries run daily during the summer. See below for some links to the various golf opportunities by the lodge. Also, there is a link to the Mackinaw ferry schedule. The ferries offer both senior and AAA discounts.

The Avalanche Bay water park is open all year and is right across the street from the lodge. It was heralded as one of The World’s Coolest Water Parks by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The premier travel magazine chose eight water parks from China, Germany, Canada and the United States.

Ferries: https://www.sheplersferry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019_FerrySchedule.pdf

Golf – Some courses are opening in May this year 

Considering a golf outing? Here are a few links to the links

Golf Courses in Charlevoix, Michigan - This bustling community nestled between Lake Michigan and Round Lake is simply beautiful to golf at.

Petoskey Golf Courses in Northern Michigan - Petoskey is a four-seasons community packed with things to do, and spring through fall, enjoy golfing in this beautiful city!

Golfing in Harbor Springs, Michigan - Situated on a beautifully natural, deep harbor, this tiny, beautiful community has wonderful golf courses to spend the day at.

Golf Courses in Boyne City, Michigan - Nestled along Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City is a gem in Northern Michigan's crown of jewels, and the perfect place for golf.

Mackinaw City Golf Courses in Northern Michigan - Mackinaw City's location at the most Northern tip in the lower peninsula is the perfect destination for scenic golfing.

Also, don’t forget to check the local visitor’s bureau website for information on hiking and biking (including trail maps). 

Also, don’t forget to check the local visitor’s bureau website for information on hiking and biking: UpNorthTrails.com


Friday, June 7th - Sunday, June 16th
Mackinaw Island Lilac Festival 
Flowers, food, games, and parades commemorate these scented flowers all week long, Mackinac Island. 877-847-0086. 

Friday, June 7th, 5pm-9pm
Summer Open House 
Music, food, games, and more in downtown Petoskey. 

Saturday, June 8th - Sunday, June 9th
Free Fishing Weekend 
Fish for free throughout Michigan. 

Thursday, June 13th
Taste of Mackinac 
Mackinac Island. 

Thursday, June 13th, 5pm-9pm
Summer Open House 
Charlevoix merchants celebrate summer and the kick off of movies by the marina. 231-547-2101. 

Saturday, June 15th
Michigan Mountain Mayhem 
A 50K teaser, a 100K metric century, a 160K, (100 mile century), and a 200K double metric cycling event. Registration limited to the 1,000. Begins in Boyne City. 231-582-0542. 

Saturday, June 15th
Taste of the North 
History and great food together on the waterfront, Petoskey. 231-487-1188. 
Taste of the North

Friday, June 21st - Saturday, June 22nd
Vintage Car & Boat Festival 
Village at Bay Harbor. 231-439-2000. 

Saturday June 29th – Saturday July 6th 
The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City is a week of celebrations surrounding the sweet and tart cherries. Nationally recognized as a summer treat! 

Thursday, July 4th, 5pm-8pm
Red, White and Brew 
Wine and Brew on the Harbor Springs Waterfront plus the music of The Accidentals. 231-526-7999. 

Thursday, July 4th
Fourth of July, Harbor Springs 
What a way to celebrate July 4! The day in Harbor Springs begins with a run followed by an art fair in Zorn Park, a parade down Main Street, street vendors and activities, and fireworks launched from the harbor. 

Thursday, Jul y18th - Sunday, July 21st
Indian River Summerfest 
Lobster bake, duck race, beach bash, teen dance, ice cream social, 5 & 10K run, volleyball, kayak and bike biatholon and more, in Indian River. 231-238-9325. 

Saturday, July 20st - Saturday, July 27th
Venetian Festival 
What began 80+ years ago as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Charlevoix. 231-547-3872. 

Thursday, August 1st - Sunday, August 4th
Boyne Falls Polish Festival 
This annual festival includes a carnival, entertainment/polka tent, parades, and much more!  231-582-6222

Friday, August 2nd, 10:30pm
Lighted Boat River Parade 
Indian River. 

Sunday, August 4th, 7:30am
Coastal Crawl 
One, two and three mile swimming races in beautiful Little Traverse Bay starting at Zorn Beach, Harbor Springs. 

Sunday, August 4th, 4pm
United States Coast Guard Band 
Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor. 231-439-2606. 

Sunday, August 4th, 8pm
The Fab Four: The Beatles and Other Famous Quartets 
Bay View Association, Petoskey, 231-347-6225. 

Thursday, August 8th - Sunday, August 11th
Boyne City PirateFest 
Celebrate pirates in Boyne City at this new festival with music, food, kid's activities, costumes, and more. 

Thursday, August 8th
Car Festival 
Gorgeous cars in Zorn Park, Harbor Springs. 231-526-7999. 

Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th
Antique Auto Show & Flea Market 
This annual Auto Show and Flea Market is a tradition for antique-lovers of all kinds. Downtown Boyne City. 231-582-6222. 

Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th
Top O'Michigan Boat Races 
Through the Inland Waterway and back again. 231-238-9325. 

Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th
Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow 
Native American dancing, drumming, food, and crafts at the Odawa government center, Harbor Springs. 231-242-1427. 

Thursday, August 15th - Saturday, August 17th
Festival on the Bay 
Festival Features include: Live Music, Triathlon, Bay Cruises, an Arts & Crafts Show, a nightly celebration of our "Million Dollar Sunsets", and 
more. On the waterfront, Petoskey. 231-347-4150. 

Friday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 25th
Fudge Festival 
Mackinac Island. 906-847-3783. 

Monday, September 2nd, 7am
Mackinac Bridge Walk 
Walk the Mighty Mac from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City. 231-436-5574 

Saturday, September 7th
Harbor Springs Cycling Series 
Experience a leisurely bike ride along some of the most scenic roads of northern Michigan. The routes include scenic M-119, locally known as Lake Shore Drive, better known as the "Tunnel of Trees." Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs. 

Saturday, September 7th
Beer & Wine Festival 
Food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun, Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City. 231-436-5030. 

Saturday, September 14th - Monday, September 16th
Weekend celebration with a bike ride from Boyne Highlands to Bay Harbor and back along the Little Traverse Wheelway. 248-543-1000. 

Friday, September 20th - Sunday, September 22nd
Balloons Over Bay Harbor 
Hot air balloon races over the skies of Bay Harbor. Craft wine, beer and spirits festival on the grounds of the majestic Bay Harbor Equestrian Center. Family fun and a fabulous main stage concert on Saturday night.

Sunday, September 22nd, 12pm
Taste of Harbor Springs 
On the waterfront. 231-526-7999. 

Saturday, September 28th
Harvest Festival 
Farmer's market, music, scarecrow contest, food, kid's activities and more, Boyne City. 231-582-6222. 

Saturday, September 28th
Mountain Mayhem Gravel Grinder 
The Gravel Grinder will be a gravel road race like nothing you could have imagined with a 20 mile, a 45 mile and a 60 mile race, Boyne Mountain. 

Saturday, September 28th, 8am
Great Pumpkin Run 
Downtown Boyne City. 


To reserve your spot at the Lodge, send an email to OPSClodge@hotmail.com.

In your email, please give your first and last name, the dates you would like, how many people will be coming up with you, and how many are members and non-members. Please contact us at least three days before your visit. We will confirm your request with an email which contains the price for your stay, the room(s) you will be in and the code to the entry door.


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