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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Pre-Season Sale! – Sept. 5 – Nov. 3
[ September 5, 2017 to November 3, 2017. ] We are open when we’re at the shop getting ready for our official season opening on Saturday, November 4th (we are there most weekdays throughout September and October), but you should call 800-832-2663 to make sure we’re there when you want to come shop. Usually you can call the day of and we’ll be able to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 20, 2017
[ October 20, 2017; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 20 – 22, 2017
[ October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017. ] Peaktoberfest, happening October 20-22, 2017, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. Friday, October 20 Peak2Peak Pre-Race Pasta Buffet Chairlift Rides 4-6pm: Unlimited chairlift rides for just $7 per person. Enjoy the panoramic views of three counties while you soak in the fall [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Tour de Tykes Bike Race – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; 2:00 pm; ] Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Traxs! Tour de Tykes: The race is a fun event for racers ages 7-12 years old. Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. All participants receive [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; ] The annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 22, 2017
[ October 22, 2017; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 28, 2017
[ October 28, 2017; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Season Opening Sale and Cider Press Party – November 4 – 5, 2017
[ November 4, 2017 to November 5, 2017. ] Cross Country Ski Headquarters is open daily starting Saturday, October 29th, with hours from 9am-6pm Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm Sun, and 10am-5:30pm Mon-Thurs. Our Season Opening Sale includes the largest selection of 2017-18 ski equipment and winter clothing that you’ll see all year… and all of it is on SALE!

 The largest selection of 2017-18 ski equipment and winter [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, Small Business Saturday, Bean Bomb Bash, and Fashion Show – November 24 – 27, 2017
[ November 24, 2017 to November 27, 2017. ] 
Don’t miss the famous Thanksgiving Weekend Sale at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! The crew member fashion show will showcase fabulous winter apparel from The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Salomon, Woolrich, Mountain Hardwear, Swix, Rab, Hot Chilys, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Smartwool, Sporthill, Kari Traa, Skhoop, and more throughout the weekend. Win a prize if you buy something [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trails Open – December 1, 2017
[ December 1, 2017; ] Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails Open! 
If we have received enough snow by December 1st, we will groom Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails. All 18 kilometers of trail will be groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing by December 3rd, snow permitting! Take advantage of this great opportunity [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski Clinic, Toko Wax Clinic, & Team Dinner
 – December 9, 2017
[ December 9, 2017; ] 
Join our annual season kick-off ski clinic for both classic and skate skiing at XC Ski HQ. The Level 1-2 Skate Clinic will be from 10:00am – 11:00am, and the Level 1-2 Classic Clinic will be from 11:30am – 12:30pm. There will be a Level 2-3 Skate Clinic from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, and a Level [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trapper Santa at the Cabin – December 16, 2017
[ December 16, 2017; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 
Ski or snowshoe to Trapper’s Cabin to find Trapper Santa! This rustic, jubilant Santa will be tending the bonfire, roasting chestnuts, and telling wintery tales to kids from 1 to 92. Join him for free hot cocoa and lots of Christmas spirit! Trapper Santa at the Cabin! December 16th – Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>> Cross [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Pure Michigan Family Winter Trails Day – January 6, 2018
[ January 6, 2018; 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. ] Entering its 21st year, Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council present the “Pure Michigan” Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Adults and children receive a free Facilities Pass and cross country ski or snowshoe lesson, plus a complimentary hot cocoa and hot dog cookout on the ski trails! [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski the Beer Trail with Founders Brewing and Michigan Search & Rescue! – February 3, 2018
[ February 3, 2018; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Join us for a day of craft beer on the ski trails! Northern Michigan's own Paddle Hard Brewery will set up tasting stations along the Trappers Cabin and Manitou trails, at which skiers and snowshoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer. more...

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Peaktoberfest

Peaktoberfest

Oct 20, 4:00pm - Oct 22, 4:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Peaktoberfest, happening October 20-22, 2017, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan.

Friday, October 20
Peak2Peak Pre-Race Pasta Buffet: Held in the Wild Tomato beginning at 5pm.

Chairlift Rides, 4-6pm: Enjoy chairlift rides to the top of the mountain. Soak in the panoramic views of three counties while you view the fall colors. Live music featuring Jeff Bihlman will be provided at the base of the Crystal Clipper chairlift.


Saturday, October 21
12th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic,
9:30am-12:30pm at base of Crystal Clipper chairlift:
The 12th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that racers new to the sport won't have a great time.

Chairlift Rides, 11am-6pm: Enjoy chairlift rides to the top of the mountain. Soak in the panoramic views of three counties while you view the fall colors.

Tour De Tykes Races, 1pm – Registration at the Mountain Adventure Zone.
Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Traxs!

Tour de Tykes is for racers aged 7-12 years old. Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. All participants receive medals and are sure to have a great time!

Tour De Tiny Tykes at 2pm
Tour De Tykes at 2:30pm

NEW! Tour de Traxs - This race is for young, enthusiastic riders ready for a challenge! Racers ages 8 + will start and finish at the Peak2Peak gate at 3:30pm. This single lap, 6-mile course will challenge young Mountain Bikers to push their limits. Finisher medals for all racers and place medals to the top three overall. Just $20 per racer!

Spooktacular Saturday, 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk, 7-9pm: Choose between the family friendly Spooky Walk or terrifying Haunted Trail. Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down your chosen trail. $8 per person, 6 & under free with paying adult.
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Kellerville

Kellerville

Oct 20, 7:00pm - Oct 20, 10:00pm

Forty Acres Tavern

The combined songwriting of Holly Keller and Lee Dyer. A blend of folk jazz and blues that tugs at your sleeve, gently pulling you out of your troubles and into the grass where you're sure to stay and dream for a while.

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Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

Oct 21, 9:30am - Oct 21, 4:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

The P2P is a premier midwest mountain bike race held in the beautiful hills and hardwoods of northern Michigan.

507 interested  ·  257 going
Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Fest

Oct 21, 12:00pm - Oct 21, 4:00pm

Glen Arbor Township Park

The local community and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of fall, one of our favorite seasons in Leelanau.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 12 - 4pm is Pumpkin Fest in Glen Arbor this year at the Township Park. Fun fall family & pet-friendly activities with live music during the event. Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping, dining and a nice weekend to enjoy outdoor recreation.

157 interested  ·  15 going
November Business After Hours

November Business After Hours

Nov 9, 5:30pm - Nov 9, 7:30pm

Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Map

November is about celebrating family and gratitude - Let's all head to The Homestead in Glen Arbor and toast to our awesome LPCC family! Be sure to save the date - More details to follow.

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