Recreation and Dining

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, as well as dining options. These lists are no where near exhaustive. Please feel free to submit your own favorites! While you are at All Seasons you are always welcome to come to the Office and get further information straight from the source- us!

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. Or, if you enjoy water slides visit Mackinaw City’s new water park!

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- Arnold Transit is one of them

Visit Cross Village, an Old Indian Settlement, or 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. The quaint town of St. Ignace welcomes you into this wonderful land. If you have a half day to spend, you can choose from a number of scenic destinations: Pictured Rocks, Tahquanemon Falls, Whitefish Bay, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Sault St. Marie or the natural spring of Kitchitikipi.

Fishing:
You’ll find that our Lake is known for its fishing. You can view some customer photos here! 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.

Hiking/Biking/Kayaking
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.

Because of the nature of being “up north” the roads are quiet, scenic and simply great to ride. There are also mountain biking 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. Our advice: get a map and go!

Woods and Water Ecotours in Hessel (the U.P.) offers kayaking, hiking, bicycle rentals and instruction classes or packages. In the winter cross-country ski, snow-shoeing packages and rentals, and more!

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! 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.

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.

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 near the bridge. The Chippewa Room offers casual fine dining.

Village Inn Restaurant. Located in the Pellston Airport, the Village Inn (of Mackinaw Island fame) offers fun views and good food.

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