Points of Interest

Your gateway to Northern Michigan 

All Seasons Resort is located on Old US 31 in the village of Carp Lake, Michigan. Our cabins overlook the serene Paradise Lake. There are plenty of things to do within the Northern Michigan territory surrounding All Seasons Resort. While many of our guests choose to relax on our grounds, the area is ripe for exploring and activities for the indoor and outdoor minded!

Below we've put together a small list of activities for both at the Resort and off the grounds. While we'd love to tell you ALL of our favorite activities and dining options, the list would be far too long! While you are at All Seasons you are always welcome to come to the Office and get further information straight from the source- us! (You can also email Kristen at Kristen@allseasonsresortmi.com for further details on any of the information found below- or to make suggestions!).

Nearby:

All Seasons is located only 6 miles South of Mackinaw City, where you will find National Historic Sites like Historic Mill Creek, Colonial Michilimackinac Fort, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and the world renown Mackinac Bridge. 

Spend the day at Wilderness State Park, enjoying one of Lake Michigan’s most tranquil and scenic beaches and wildlife drives. 

Beautiful Mackinac Island is just a ferry boat ride away, transporting your family to another era. There are 3 different boat lines to the Island, leaving from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace (the first town Great Lakes Shipwreck Museumover the Mackinaw Bridge and a lovely, quaint town at that!).

Visit Cross Village, an Old Indian Settlement on Lake Michigan, or  head to Indian River for water sports. Dine and shop in Petoskey or picturesque Harbor Springs, only a half hour drive away. 

You can also cross the Mackinaw Bridge and enter the Upper Peninsula. If you have a half day to spend, you can choose from a number of scenic destinations: Pictured RocksTahquanemon FallsWhitefish BaySeney National Wildlife RefugeSault St. MarieLes Cheneaux Islands area, or the natural spring of Kitchitikipi

Day Trip #1A favorite day trip is to head towards Cross Village (where the famous Legs Inn restaurant is), then south on the Tunnel of Trees along M-119 (one of Michigan's most picturesque drives) to Pond Hill Farm. The Farm has something for everyone (animals, a brewery, restaurant, store). Stop along the way at the quaint town of Good Hart and have a crepe from a food truck, and look at the stores. You can head into Harbor Springs and Petoskey from there. 

Day Trip #2: Visit Point Iroquois Light House (past Brimley on Lake Shore Drive). Drive up to the old cemetery and overlook on Mission Point (the Mission Hills Cemetery, Bay Mills Township, Chippewa Co.). At the cemetery (surrounded by a white picket fence) you will find the burial site of the ship's crew from the Myron, who were found in a block of ice. From there head to the Soo Locks.( Call the Soo Locks Visitor Center at 906-253-9290 for the automated upbound/downbound ETA info). Eat at the West Pier Drive-in (giant burgers, fries and shakes!). 

Hiking:
There are a number of wonderful hikes in the area. There are several portions of the North Country Trail (the Harbor Spring Chapter) no more than a 20 minute drive away. The North Country Trail goes from North Dakota to New York, with Michigan having the largest amount of trail.

Bicycling:
Because of the nature of being "up north" the roads are quiet, scenic and simply great to ride. There are also mountain biking (or dirt road) trails, such as the Petoskey to Mackinaw City Rails to Trails route which you can catch less than a mile from the cabins. From All Seasons Resort there are rides of many lengths to beautiful destinations. You can also ride your way around the lake, but it isn't an exact circle so be forewarned! Here are two of Kristen's favorite road rides-Wilderness Headlands Mackinaw (long but flat), or the Schmalzried Bliss Ride (shorter but hilly). Both of the routes you could add in other points of interest, depending on your mileage needs). 

Swimming:
Paradise Lake is really fun to swim in - its low water heights means you can drop anchor anywhere in the lake and you won't be more than 20 ft up! Only 20 minutes away, Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan is a gorgeous place to spend a few hours or the whole day. You'll find sand dunes, sandy beaches and quiet solace there. From the cabins turn Left out of the driveway. Turn Right at the "bear" at Carp Lake- cross US 31- and head straight on Gill Road until you run into Lake Michigan.

Pontoon Rental:
All Seasons has a pontoon boat that you can rent by the hour, daily, or weekly. Inquire by phone or at the Office.

Kayaking:
All Seasons has two kayaks for rent by the day or weekly. Inquire by phone or at the Office. Looking for an organized tour? Head to the city of Hessel (part of the Les Cheneaux Islands) in the Upper Peninsula and rent a kayak- or take a tour- with Woods and Water Ecotours (they also do hiking, biking, birding, etc, trips!).

Fishing:
You'll find that our Lake is known for its fishing. Largemouth bass,northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, and yellow perch. For a great fishing map of the lake visit fishweb.com.

Dining:
Legs Inn in Cross Village is a family favorite. Spectacular gardens, food, and views of Lake Michigan (the sunsets are legendary), Legs Inn is a tradition for many.

Audie's Restaurant and the Chippewa Room. Audie's is a family restaurant right in Mackinaw City, near the bridge. The Chippewa Room offers casual fine dining.

Damn Site Inn The Dam Site Inn, in Pellston, has been a dining tradition in Northern Michigan since 1953. Best known for "family size" portions. The bar area is from another era!

Darrow's Family Restaurant Soups made from scratch daily, fresh baked bread, just brewed coffee and our wide selection of homemade pies baked daily.

Douglas Lake Bar The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the "DLB", has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking beautiful Douglas Lake.

Want delivery to All Seasons? The Levering Cafe and Big Chicken Pizza can do just that!