Northern Michigan Explorer

Adventure awaits you in northwest Michigan! Your trip includes stops at:

Grass River Natural Area for a guided kayak experience for up to 8 people.

Join Naturalist James Dake on a paddle down the beautiful Grass River. Experience the beauty of Northern Michigan from a kayak as we go in search of the flora and fauna which call the Grass River their home. Learn basic kayak techniques and local history on this 2.5-hour tour.

Restrictions: Tour must be booked in advance.

More information available HERE.

Chateau Chantal for a VIP tour and tasting for up to 6 people.

Follow-up your paddle with a stop in Northern Michigan’s wine county! Sitting high atop a ridge near the end of the Old Mission Peninsula, Chateau Chantal offers stunning views of Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy the scenery and then take a private tour that includes a visit to the cellar. This priceless opportunity is exclusively available at charitable events, so don’t let this one pass you by!

Restrictions: Tours must be booked one week in advance and are offered daily at 11am, 1pm, or 3pm and last about 2 hours. Tours are not available Saturdays or Sundays from September to November.

More information available HERE.

Chateau Grand Traverse for a VIP tour and tasting for up to 8 people.

Continue your visit to Old Mission Peninsula with a second special tour and tasting. Chateau Grand Traverse boasts countless medals, numerous world class wines, and two generations of family winemaking tradition. Get a personalized tour of their winery and vineyards – learning about the winemaking process from start to finish.

Restrictions: Tours must be booked two weeks in advance. Private tours are not available in September and October or on holiday/special event weekends.

More information available HERE.

Short’s Brewing Company for drinks or dinner.

Stop into the Short’s Brewing Pub in Bellaire for dinner or a drink. Short’s features delicious eats and high quality, creatively fearless beers. You get $50 to spend and two pint glasses to use at home.

More information available HERE.

Arcadia Bluffs for golf or an overnight stay.

Looking to hit the links or for a lovely lodge on the lake? Spend your $200 at Arcadia Bluffs wisely. Stay in the Lodge, play The Bluffs – a world class course, or eat in the decadent Dining Room. The choice is yours!

More information available HERE.

Shanty Creek for golf, skiing or an overnight stay.

Continue your northern adventure at Shanty Creek. Golf, ski or sleep – you’ve got $200 to spend. Visit in the winter for skiing, play Arnold Palmer’s The Legend in the warmer months, or stay anytime. The options are endless!

More information available HERE.

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