Curl up with a good book, or get out and enjoy the winter weather!

The National Writers Series cotinues with guest author Alan Lightman this week…you can catch a dogsled ride at Shanty Creek, stroll under thousand of twinkling lights at Boyne Highlands, or take a snowshoe trek on the Old Mission Peninsula. And if you have always wanted to check out scuba diving, head for the Charlevoix Pool this Sunday!


National Writers Series with Alan Lightman

Thursday, Jan 21st, 7pm online

In his new novel, Three Flames, Lightman  portrays the struggles of a Cambodian farming family against the extreme patriarchal attitudes of their society and a cruel and dictatorial father. The tale is set in a rural community that is slowly being exposed to the modern world and its values. Events are free with a suggested $10 donation. Register at


Dog Sled Rides at Shanty Creek

Fridays thru March

Second Hand Mushers Rescue will be giving dog sled rides that leave the Nordic Center every 30 minutes. Bring your own blankets to cover up with due to COVID. They will also be sanitizing the sled between riders. Face masks are required. To schedule your dog sled ride, please call (866) 695-5010.


The Enchanted Trail at Boyne Highlands

Thursday, Friday and Saturdays in January and February, and adding Sundays late January

The Enchanted Trail is a magical and relaxing two mile roundtrip walk along a beautifully lit winter trail. Halfway along your trek, you’ll stop at a rustic yurt for s’mores and hot drinks around a bonfire. Tickets are $15 or $40 for a family. Learn more at


Old Mission Snowshoe, Wine and Brew

Sundays through March 6th, 10:50am-3pm

Grab your snowshoes, or rent a pair, and hop on the Brew Bus at Jlly Pumpkin to begin your journey. You’ll enjoy stops and refreshments along the way at Brys Estate and Bowers harbor Vineyards, before it’s back to Jolly Pumpkin to wrap up your afternoon. Tickets are $28 per person at


Scuba North Fun Day at the Charlevoix Pool

Sunday, January 24th, 3:30-5pm

Certified divers can sign up to keep skills fresh, or it’s a great way to try out new equipment! Admission is $20 per student and space is limited. All proceeds support the Charlevoix Community Pool. To learn more on Facebook, click here