Tuesday, September 22, 2009

BOYNE Offers Fall Color Horseback Trail Rides and Nature Adventure

Michigan is well known for vibrant fall foliage and BOYNE has two great ways to take in the sights of Mother Nature’s glory as she prepares for her winter rest. New this fall at Boyne Highlands of Harbor Springs is one-hour guided horseback trail rides and a two-hour mountain top scenic tour available from September 24 through October 18. Boyne Mountain located in Boyne Falls, has added a second date to the popular Solace Spa Fall Color Nature Adventure, which bundles a day of hiking and rafting with a spa service to create a memory making day on October 3 and October 10.

Boyne Highlands’ equestrian program launched two summers ago and has been expanded to include fall color rides this season. With more than 4,000 acres, the one-hour trail rides take place on the ground level through pathways exclusive for riders on horseback. One-hour rides are available Thursdays through Sundays at 10 am and noon and are $45 per person. The new two-hour mountain top scenic tour offers brilliant fall color views as riders ascend to the top of Boyne Highlands. Once there, all will break for photos and enjoy a snack of apple cider and donuts. The mountain top scenic tour is $59 and offered Thursdays through Sundays at 2 p.m. Fall color rides are available September 24 through October 18. Riders must be at least nine years of age.

Boyne Mountain’s Solace Spa Fall Color Nature Adventure takes place October 3 and October 10. The adventure includes a group trail hike at Avalanche Mountain Preserve in Boyne City to the mountain’s top for panoramic views of the areas fall colors. After taking in the sights and snapping plenty of photos, the group returns to the base and heads to the Sturgeon River, considered to be the fastest river in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, for a two and a half hour rafting trip and midway stop for lunch. The guides cover everything from sunscreen to snacks and the adventure also includes a 50-minute spa treatment at Boyne Mountain’s Solace Spa. The tour is $175 per person and participants can take advantage of a special package that includes the tour plus lodging on either Friday or Saturday in the resort’s Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa and breakfast the following morning for $233 per person.

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