Skydive Harbor Springs

Everybody’s had one crazy summer in their lives. This summer, nab another. All you’ve got to do is board a plane with the high-flying folk at Skydive Harbor Springs. At 3,000 feet up, you’ll ooh and aah at the Mighty Mac, Beaver Island and the Lake Michigan coastline. At 4,000, you’ll strap yourself to the belly of a parachuting professional. At 5,000, you’ll jump. No, really. You will. And when you do, oh God of gravity, you’ll be rewarded with 40 seconds of freefall at 120 m.p.h., about seven minutes of serene open-chute float time and, post plunge, a video of your dive into the wild blue yonder – essential to re-living your airborne ecstasy for summers to come. No experience necessary for tandem jumps; guts recommended. 231-330-DIVE, skydiveharborsprings.com.

Landing Pad: The Best Western of Harbor Springs. The family-owned hotel is minutes from the airport. 231-347-9050, bestwestern.com.