During your stay at Miller's
Hide-A-Way you'll find a multitude of things to do throughout the year. Whatever
your idea of a good time might be, you can do it best right here.
If water sports are your thing, we have everything from world-class trout fishing
to body surfing and jet skiing. Or test your skills at one of our world-class golf
courses. Bike the Betsie Valley Trail or one of the State of Michigan bike trails.
Climb the sand dunes at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, only a few miles
drive away from the resort.
Northern Michigan is long-awaited with its beautiful cherry blossoms, abundant wildflowers,
and woods filled with wildlife. Wake up to clean, cool air that fills you with energy
to tackle any golf course or blossoming hiking trail. Spend the day hunting the elusive
morel mushroom or kayaking down a pristine river. Locals and visitors alike partake
in the spring activities of mushrooming, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, fishing, smelt
dipping, baseball, golf, and shopping. Spring time is also when the steelhead and
trout begin their run into the Betsie and Manistee Rivers. If you are a fisherman,
there are a number of river charters you can take on either of these two rivers.
(We have an indoor fish cleaning station and deep freezer space for your catch.)
Summer brings arts & crafts fairs, parades, festivals,
and musical events.. Sightseeing in this area is fun, interesting, and beautful.
There are lots of cute shops in local towns and villages, and restaurants to suit
every taste and budget. Access to boating, fishing and swimming are within easy reach
from the resort. Nearby there are many challenging and scenic golf courses. Fourth
of July celebrations in nearby Beulah and Frankfort include fireworks, a parade,
and other fun-filled family activities. The Beulah Art Fair is an annual, juried
show the Saturday after July 4 in the Beulah Park. The National Coho Festival is
held in the local town of Honor the third weekend in August.
Fall offers cool nights, migrating wild fowl, and colorful
trees marking the change of season in northwestern Michigan. Spend the day golfing,
shopping, hunting, color touring, or kayaking – then unwind in the evening at one of
the fine local restaurants. The fall months are filled with events focused on pumpkins,
fall foliage, harvest, football, and Michigan's seasonal bounty. Beulah and Frankfort
have their annual Fall Fest in October.
Winter is the best time according to some folks. From
your front door you can cross country ski, snowshoe, or go ice fishing on the Little
and Big Platte Lakes. The Village of Beulah hosts "Christmas Magic" the
2nd week in December with Santa visiting the area and in February there is "Winterfest".
Other festivals and events are held in nearby cities throughout the winter. Then
relax in our sauna (available during the winter rental season) — a perfect way to
spend an evening at the end of a cold winter's day.
And there's a show every morning and evening... Early
risers adore catching the sunrise right from the comfort of their cabin's screen-in
porch. Late risers can take the short walk (or drive) to Big Platte Lake and spread
out a blanket on our prviate lakeshore lot and catch gorgeous sunsets.
Here are just some of many activities available...
- art galleries and art fairs
- barbeques – each cabin has an outdoor grill and
- beach combing
- beach picnicing
- biking (road, mountain, and paved biked trails)
- boating on many area lakes and rivers, and right
out the front door of your cottage
- canoeing and kayaking
- color touring
- concerts – outdoor and indoor
- dine at local restaurants
- drive-in movies
- dune climbing
- exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
- fishing of many types — ice, river, lake, pier,
charter (river, and Lake Michigan). Our own Little Platte Lake has bass, bluegill,
perch, pike, and pan fish. Nearby Big Platte Lake has a large variety of fish including
- kids — enjoy our playground and swing set
- nature photography
- outdoor games — we have shuffleboard, horseshoes,
tetherball, and volleyball
- roasting marshmallows
- sampling local breweries
- searching for delicious morel mushrooms
- skiing — downhill and cross country
- stand-up paddle boarding
- visiting local lighthouses and museums
- visiting cute and quaint local shops in Beulah,
Empire, Frankfort. Glen Arbor, Leland, and Suttons Bay
- watching sunsets and sunrises
- wind surfing
- wine tasting at local wineries