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Crystal Mountain - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain, is a popular vacation destination. From skiing and snowboarding during the winter to hiking, golfing, and mountain biking during the summer months, Crystal Mountain has something to offer for everyone. There are plenty of options when it comes to dining and lodging with restaurants ranging from on-site casual eateries to fine dining establishments as well as numerous accommodations for visitors.

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Attractions Near Crystal Mountain

Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve

This is a special area known as one of the state's best-preserved natural areas. This sprawling 3,436-acre site features a variety of ecosystems, including sand dunes, wetlands, rivers, meadows, and forests - all perfect for exploring! In addition to its fascinating landscapes, the preserve is home to numerous bird species and wildflowers. It also offers miles of trails throughout the preserve which you can take to see rocky bluffs and freshwater marshland.

Champion Hill Golf Course

Champion Hill Golf Course

13.77km from Crystal Mountain

This 18-hole championship golf course offers something special for golfers of every skill level. From the spectacular views of Lake Michigan to the majestic maple and pine-tree lined fairways and greens, Champion Hill provides an unforgettable experience for golfers of all ages. Strategically placed bunkers, native grasses, and challenging distances make this course an interesting test where accuracy and strategy are essential to low scores.

Betsie Valley Trail

Betsie Valley Trail

14.65km from Crystal Mountain

The Betsie Valley Trail is a 15 mile multi-purpose recreational trail that connects Frankfort and Elberta. This serene trail is great for walking, biking and snowmobiling, and meanders through rolling farmland dotted with charming woodlands. Along its length, the Betsie Valley Trail winds past art galleries, lighthouses, sand dunes and picnic areas. Visitors may explore any of the five connecting access points that offer convenient parking and amenities.

Bottle House Museum

Bottle House Museum

16.38km from Crystal Mountain

The Bottle House Museum is a unique destination that promises a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Constructed with thousands of bottles, the museum building is an incredible sight to behold! Once inside, visitors are taken on a journey through time, as the interior of the building is filled with artifacts and displays chronicling the history of Manistee County. Speaking tours are offered at no additional cost, providing guests with an insight into the items on display.

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre

16.98km from Crystal Mountain

The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is an icon of classic movie going experiences. Founded in 1962, the drive-in has delightfully entertained generations of movie goers with its double feature programming and nostalgic atmosphere. Movie lovers can enjoy a different classic movie every night along with their special events such as Cruzins and Car Shows. There's even a seasonal haunted house for extra thrills!

Lower Herring Lake

Lower Herring Lake

18.23km from Crystal Mountain

Lower Herring Lake is an absolute hidden gem located in Benzie County, Michigan. This serene lake stretches over 280 acres and is surrounded by lush woods and rolling hills, creating a perfect backdrop for outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking, and swimming. In the summer months you can hear the call of hundreds of birds from all around the lake as well as see a wonderful array of wildlife including beavers, white-tailed deer, otters, and several species of fish.

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Benzie County

Benzie County

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Benzie County, Michigan is a charming region on the shores of Lake Michigan. Boasting spectacular views, beautiful sand beaches, and tranquil forests, Benzie County has an abundance of natural beauty to enjoy. The county offers great recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, camping, snowmobiling, hiking, and more. From quaint small towns to bustling tourist hubs like Frankfort and Beulah, Benzie County has something for everyone. With its unique coastline and spectacular scenery ever

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