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5 Things Not To Miss This Fall

Posted on October 17th, 2017
Fall is one of northern Michigan’s most beloved seasons and it’s here! Add these 5 things to your October adventures.
  1. Scenic Color Tour – where to begin? A well-known favorite drive is on M119 through the Tunnel of Trees. Looking for more scenic drives? Click to PetoskeyA

102 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on September 28th, 2017
Alanson Area 1.  Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in our hot tub or kick back next to our indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. 2. Visit the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden on US-31. 3. H…

13 Ways To Welcome August

Posted on August 1st, 2017
Happy August – a month to enjoy sunsets, warm weather, al fresco dining and festival fun! Here is our list of 13 things to include in your August plans.
  1. The Sweet Sounds of Summer
    From “Stroll the Streets” in Boyne City to “Street Musique” in Harbor Springs, or pullin

Kid-Friendly Fun!

Posted on July 13th, 2017
Fun, fun and more fun! Northern Michigan is a great place to be for families of all ages! While we all know how to find the adult fun, there is no shortage of kid fun, too. For those days and evenings you’re looking for something new to try or an adventure to begin, take a look at some of our favorite ki…

Making the Most of your Stay at Crooked River Lodge

Posted on July 7th, 2017
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge and Suites is the perfect vacation spot for guests of all ages. Located in the quaint Village of Alanson along the Crooked River, guests have plenty to do during their stay. Crooked River Lodge is settled on 20 acres of land that guests are free to explore using…

12 Things To Do Over The 4th of July Week

Posted on June 26th, 2017
The Fourth of July is an exciting time and there isn’t a better place to celebrate than in Northern Michigan. Many of our communities host fun celebrations, so be sure to add these events to your to-do list. 
  1. Red, White & Brew! This party kicks off on Saturday, Jul

The Pointer Boat Is Back!

Posted on May 16th, 2017
Summer’s back and so is the Pointer Boat! Originally built in 1934, the Pointer Boat is one of our favorite ways to see Harbor Springs.  Tours depart from Stafford’s Pier Restaurant downtown and continue along the shorelines of historic associations including Harbor Point and Wequeton…

Happy Easter!

Posted on March 30th, 2017
Easter is our first sign of Spring in northern Michigan – and boy, oh boy, is it a welcomed tradition! We celebrate this holiday of growth and renewal each year with friends and family, near and far, and look forward to the joy of togetherness each year! There are plenty of ways to add a little more…

6 Things To Do This March

Posted on March 3rd, 2017
With spring just around the corner, we are welcoming it with fabulous lodging and dining features, bringing family and fun together again. Come join us in northern Michigan for some Cabin Fever fun!
  1. Harbor Springs Restaurant WeekFriday, March 3 through Sunday, March 12
    Foodies rejoice! 10 day

Snow Much Fun – An Outdoor Winter Playground Guide

Posted on January 13th, 2017
The snow conditions in northern Michigan are nearly perfect right now and if you don’t have plans to come up and explore northern Michigan this winter, you should and here are 6 reasons why!
  1. Cozy Winter Getaways. Our accommodations have it all. Stafford’s Bay View Inn offers cozy accom