Fun Michigan Vacations for the Whole Family
Looking for a fun family vacation in Michigan? With four season activities, pools, playground, and anytime fun, choose Shanty Creek Resorts for your family travel destination.
FootGolf is a hybrid of golf and soccer that’s been sweeping the world of golf in recent years. The idea of blending golf and soccer has been around for decades, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that Dutch enthusiasts created official rules and footgolf courses. It is now a recognized tournament sport in over 20 countries, and the American FootGolf League recognizes 85 participating U.S. courses in 29 states.
Water, Water, Everywhere
Amid Michigan’s Chain of Lakes, featuring beautiful Torch Lake and just minutes away from the shores of Lake Michigan, Shanty Creek is the perfect setting for summertime water enthusiasts. Whether you want to splash in the sandbar made famous by Kid Rock, fish for walleye and trout, or paddle your kayak in the mild rapids of the Jordan River, it’s all here.
Wine + Brew
Northern Michigan is fast becoming a foodie-haven. From Traverse City to the small towns dotting the landscape, chic restaurateurs have found a home Up North. Also common throughout the region are craft brewers and wineries. Quickly, and for good reason, northern Michigan is becoming known as the Napa Valley of the Midwest. Eat, drink + be merry.
A trip to Shanty Creek is a perfect for guests looking for the Up North experience. We refer to it as “More Traverse. Less City.” This means you’ll find the beauty of the woods and water of northern Michigan at a slower pace far from the crowds and traffic. Close to everything and nothing at the same time.
Whether you enjoy the thrill of mountain biking or a leisurely stroll taking in the scenery, Shanty Creek is the place for summer biking. Pedal through the lush forests of Glacial Hills, take a road ride over gentle hills along Torch Lake Drive alongside the turquoise blue. E-Bikes and standard bike are available for rent from the Lakeview Fitness Center.
Summer Family Activities
Many seasonal activities are available through the Fitness Center at The Lakeview Hotel during the summer vacation months. Visit Shanty Creek Resorts, one of the most popular family resorts in Michigan, and choose from a great selection of summer fun options.
- Make-A-Friend Kits (available anytime)
- Junior golf
- Basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, badminton, shuffle board, bocce ball, tetherball, footballs, wiffle ball and tennis racquets
- Lawn games: horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, bean bag toss, ladder ball, washer toss, giant checkers, giant Jenga, giant dominos, lawn Yahtzee
- Disc golf
- Family movie nights under the stars
Take a dip in the summer or warm up on your winter family vacations in Michigan.
Open 9a-11p year-round.
Open 10a-10p during the summer months.
Open 10a-10p during the summer and winter months.
Note: For use by Cedar River vacation guests only.
Open 10a-10p during the winter months.
Open 10a-10p daily during the summer months; 1-10p weekends and holidays during the winter months.
Located at The Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center, is our children’s play area which offers swings, a slide, a climbing wall, a Braille learning station and more along side a gently flowing Michigan “creek.”