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 2018 Events in and around the Lodge

Spring and Summer 2018 Events in and around the Lodge

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Spring and Summer 2018 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/2018/01/Ferry_Schedule2018.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). 


Thursday, May 17th - Sunday, May 20th

Morel Mushroom Festival 
Boyne City hosts the National Morel Mushroom Festival and the Boyne Valley Lion's National Morel Mushroom Hunt each year with mushroom hunting, special restaurant offerings, celebrations, and more. 
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Friday, May 18th - Sunday, May 20th
Ride your bicycle 51 miles from Boyne Highlands to Mackinaw City through the Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village. A weekend of fun and with an overnight on Mackinac Island. 
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Saturday, May 26th - Monday, May 28th
Memorial Weekend Pageant 
Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British, and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763. The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant is the longest running, free historical Memorial Day performance in the Nation. Visitors will meet famous Indian Chiefs: Minavavans and Matchekewis of the Ojibwa tribe and will Wawatam who becomes a blood brother to Alexander Henry and later saves his life. Lots of activities throughout the weekend. Live the history in Mackinaw! 231-439-4100. 
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Monday, May 28th, 7:30am-8am
Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk 

A small-town celebration with pancakes at the American Legion, 5k Run/Walk, and parade followed by the waterfront ceremony. 100% of entry fees go to Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry; a suggested donation of $10 per participant with larger donations greatly appreciated. Zorn Park, Harbor Springs, sponsored by The Outfitter. 231-526-2621. 
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Friday, June 1st, 5pm-9pm
Summer Open House 

Music, food, games, and more in downtown Petoskey. 
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Saturday, June 2nd, 8am
Harbor Springs Cycling Classic
Bike tour beginning 3 miles North of Harbor Springs. Tour on the famous "Tunnel of Trees" route--20, 42, or 62 mile routes. 231-526-2151. 

Friday, June 8th - Sunday, June 17th
Mackinaw Island Lilac Festival 

Flowers, food, games, and parades commemorate these scented flowers all week long, Mackinac Island. 877-847-0086. 
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Saturday, June 16th
Taste of the North
History and great food together on the waterfront, Petoskey. 231-487-1188. 
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Friday, June 22nd
Vintage Car & Boat Festival
Village at Bay Harbor. 231-439-2000. 
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Saturday, June 23rd
3rd Annual Bay Harbor-Boyne Golf Pro-Am Charity Golf Classic 

A spectacular day of golf at the Bay Harbor Golf Club to benefit the Little Traverse Bay Community. 
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Tuesday, June 26th - Saturday, June 30th
Freedom Festival 

Music, food, activities, and more, East Jordan. 
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Saturday, June 30th, 4pm-8pm
Red, White and Brew 

Beer tent and live music, Harbor Springs waterfront. 231-526-7999. 
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Saturday June 30th – Saturday July 7th
The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City

A week of celebrations surrounding the sweet and tart cherries. Nationally recognized as a summer treat!  
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Wednesday, July 4th
4th of July Celebration 

Running race, parade, craft fair, carnival, fireworks and more, Boyne City. 231-582-6222. 
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Wednesday, 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. 
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Wednesday, July 4th, 6pm-11pm
July 4th Celebrations 

Parade followed by music and fireworks, downtown Petoskey. 231-347-4150. 
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Saturday, July 21st - Saturday, July 28th
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. 
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Friday, July 27th - Saturday, July 28th
Bay Harbor Arts Festival 

The annual art fair in the Village at Bay Harbor. 231-439-2000. 
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Friday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 5th
Boyne Falls Polish Festival 

This annual festival includes a carnival, entertainment/polka tent, parades, and much more! 
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Friday, August 3rd - Saturday, August 4th, 12am-12am
Mackinaw City Historical Festival 

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society invites everyone to an old-fashioned celebration of summer, 1880's style, Heritage Village, Mackinaw City. 
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Friday, August 10th - Sunday, August 12th
Ironworkers Festival 

Knot tying, rod tying, rivet toss, spud throw, column climb (Field Event), and the World Championship Column Climb, Mackinaw City. 231-436-5574. 
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Friday, August 10th - Sunday, August 12th, 12am-12am
Boyne City Pirate Fest 

Celebrate pirates in Boyne City at this new festival with music, food, kid's activities, costumes, and more.
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Saturday, August 11th, 8pm
Lights Out Challenge For Perseid Meteor Shower 

A challenge for communities around Northern Michigan to a friendly competition to see who can achieve the greatest darkness as the Perseid Meteor shower comes to its’ peak activity, Headlands Dark Sky Park. 
More Info

Friday, August 17th - Saturday, August 18th
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. 
More Info

Friday, August 24th - Saturday, August 25th
Corvette Show 

Downtown Mackinaw City. 231-436-5574. 
More Info

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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