Adventure Out


Just beyond Crystal Mountain lies a world of adventure. Our Mountain Adventure Guides will help you set up an off-site trip to explore an abundance of northern Michigan activities, including kayaking, canoe trips, tubing trips, charter boat fishing, trips to scenic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan beaches, lighthouses, wineries, and so much more! For details, visit the Mountain Adventure Zone located at the base of the Loki chairlift.

Offsite Adventures with Crystal Mountain


Discover the beauty of Benzie County and beyond with guided tours through Crystal Mountain! For a weekly schedule of activities, view our This Week at Crystal flier.


ATV Tours

Take an exciting one-hour tour of beautiful Benzie County with Crystal Adventures' guided ATV trail tours. Available daily. Driver must have a valid license and attend a safety briefing. 

Canoe and Kayak Trips

Experience two of northern Michigan's most pristine rivers from the unique vantage point of a canoe or kayak. In partnership with Crystal Adventures and Honor Trading Post, we offer daily trips on both the Betsie River and Platte River.

Tubing Trips

This 90-minute mellow float trip down the Platte River in nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is ideal for ages 3 and up. Trips are offered from 1:30-5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Paddleboard Tours

Enjoy a two-hour paddleboard tour on beautiful Loon Lake! Tour includes guide, rental and transportation.

Bike Tours

See the beauty of northern Michigan on two-wheels. We'll be exploring the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, the Betsie Valley Trail and new this year is the Iron Fish Bike Tour!


Explore Benzie County and Beyond


Your self guided northern Michigan adventure awaits! 


Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, located along the shores of Lake Michigan in northern Michigan’s Benzie and Leelanau counties, is just a short drive from Crystal Mountain. This 70,000-acre national park includes 35 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and the North and South Manitou Islands. Experience the splendor of Sleeping Bear!

Charter Fishing

Enjoy premium offshore fishing on Lake Michigan in nearby Frankfort. With some of the best salmon and trout fishing in the Midwest, Frankfort consistently ranks as one of the top ports in Michigan for offshore fishing. Visit the Benzie County Visitors Bureau for recommendations. 

Historic Movie Theater

Benzie County has one of the greatest ways to step back in time and enjoy a summer blockbuster movie on the big screen. Frankfort's historic Garden Theater has been open since 1924. The classic single-screen theater shows first-run movies and classics.