Area Activities

All seasons - scenery - year around recreational - Activities - Comfortable Lodgings

Spring - Steelhead fishing on the Platte River and Betsie River- morel mushrooms - hiking - canoeing - boating.

Point Betsie Lighthouse - one of the most photographed lighthouse in the United States

Summer - Rest and relax at "Morningside Cottage" - minutes from Sleeping Bear National Lkeshore with Lake Michigan beaches - hiking trails - galleries - gift shops - restaurants - beautiful vistas - 10 quality golf courses within 5 to 30 minutes of driving - charter fishing.

Stroll the Lake Michigan beaches within the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore during the summer where you could walk for miles without seeing a cottage - "Sleeping Bear Dunes" are in the background and the "Empire Dunes" are in the foreground.

Beautiful Brook Trout caught and released in the Platte River Watershed by John

  Fall - Color tours - steelhead/salmon fishing - hunting, biking, hiking, mushrooms.

My good friend John  fly-fishing for "brookies"

The beautiful gin-clear "Platte River" a blue-ribbon trout stream

Winter - Steelhead fishing - hunting - snowmobiling - downhill skiing - x-country skiing - shopping - restaurants.

Crystal Mountain Resort - a friendly family oriented resort just 15 miles/20 minutes from "Morningside Cottage"

Your looking at superbly groomed hills with a six-foot base - super skiing during the 2008-2009 winter


Alpine ski runs for all levels of skiing skills, cross-country tracked and skate skiing as well and the golf courses during the summer can't be beat.