Crystal Mountain resort is doing its part to help families save vacation dollars this summer with a host of travel deals. Here’s one that caught our eye.
They call it the Pure Michigan Family Vacation. It works like this. The package starts at $199 per night for a family, and it includes access to a wide range of activities that the resort is offering this summer on its 1,500-acre site. Highlights of the package include nightly lodging and unlimited access to the water park called Park at Water’s Edge, Crystal Coaster alpine slide, twilight Vertical Edge climbing wall, twilight golf on the Betsie Valley course, twilight bike rental, chairlift rides, hikes through the Michigan Legacy Art Park, access to the Peak Pool & Fitness Center, disc golf, outdoor movies, family field games, family bonfires and more. For an active family with a couple / few kids, all those free extras would really add up to a ton of value, and leave the kids nicely exhausted by the end of the day. Check it out further at or book it. Crystal Mountain is a half hour southwest of Traverse City.

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Get the most out of your time in Benzie and the West Shore of Michigan with these quick links to fun!


  • The Benzie & West Shore Vacation Directory: Listings to lodging, galleries, restaurants and more along with an interactive map.
  •  Benzie & West Shore Digital Vacation Guide: Browse the pages of the complete Guide and click to hundreds of websites.
  • The Complete Restaurant Guide for Benzie and the West Shore: Just type in any Benzie County town or town on Northern Michigan’s West Shore and browse the array of restaurant options.
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  • Check out all the music, festivals, arts and events of all kinds happening in Benzie and the West Shore: Just pop the name of the Benzie County town you’d like to play in, or one along the West Shore of Northern Michigan, and choose amongst hundreds of things to do!
  • Plot your day in Benzie, Manistee, Ludington and more using this Interactive Map: Choose an activity in "I’d like to find" and choose a Benzie, Manistee or West Shore town for "in a town near." Then click away!
  • Rent a cottage in Benzie and the West Shore: There hundreds of cottages to rent in Northern Michigan. Type the town you’re interested in into the Search box and plan your getaway Up North!