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Department of Natural Resources

Michigan’s state recreation areas, parks and forests provide many opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities or simply rest and relax in our state’s outdoor splendor. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about the unique features of all Michigan’s parks and forests.

Pioneer Hills Marine

Pioneer Hills Marine is a small personable dealership in the vacation area of Higgins Lake Michigan.  We are a full service marine center also serving the areas of Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen. With over 40,000 sq/ft of showroom space we offer a full line of boats from Starcraft to Kayot or for those who want a little more choice, we have pontoons by Harris FloteBote and Crest, powered by Yamaha and Mercury outboards.  Our Parts Department inventories tens of thousands of parts and has the systems in place to find, order, and receive your hard to find part overnight in most cases.  With the friendly Parts and Sales staff, we’ll help make your boating experience an enjoyable one.

Old Point Comfort Marine Ldt.

Old Point Comfort Marine, your Michigan pontoon boat specialists offering Aqua Patio, Sanpan, Sweetwater and South Bay pontoon boats plus Hurricane deck boats…powered by Honda, Mercury and Evinrude E-Tec outboard motors or Mercruiser sterndrives. Located at beautiful Higgins Lake, MI we are a full service marine retailer selling new and used boats and motors, backed by a factory authorized repair and service shop.

Camping World RV Sales- North Michigan

Camping World RV Sales of Northern Michigan. Formerly Burnside RV in Houghton Lake. Camping World RV Sales of Northern Michigan is Northern Michigan’s RV Outfitters. Our stores in Houghton Lake, Gaylord and our new location in Belleville offer new and used sales plus service and parts.

Challenge Mountain

Downhill skiers flock to Northern Michigan ski resorts during the long winter months.  Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Nub’s Nob provide some of the best skiing in the Midwest.  In the hills surrounding Boyne Mountain is another ski area ~CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN~ A non-profit organization dedicated to helping the physically impaired, mentally challenged, and at risk youth achieve their maximum potential through adaptive outdoor recreation.  To provide the best possible experience, snowsports activities are by appointment only.  This assures the participant one on one instructor ratio.  Special equipment, such as bi skis, mono skis, snow sliders, outriggers, shredder plates, and rider bars are just a few of the ways instructors can ensure anyone who is ready to enjoy a great experience on the snow is able to learn to ski or snowboard. Snowsports are not the only activity offered.  Participants can also plan to enjoy wilderness camping, nature education, Spirit Day Camp, (an inclusive day camp program offered each July), and hiking to name a few.  Coming soon!- Adaptive sailing during the summer with our new 20′ specially contructed sailboat that will be ready to sail in ’09. The sailboat will be based at Boyne City with the possibility of an outreach sailing program at Higgins Lake!