There is something to do for everyone.

  • Family Reunions - Check out our family reunion planner for an unforgettable northern experience.
  • Mountain Bikers - Balsams Resort is near great trails for you
  • Hikers - We are 3 miles from Hiawatha National Forest Trails and just south of the North Country Trail which is a National Scenic Trail that will stretch from North Dakota to New York State.
  • Families - We are family friendly with a beach, playground, biking area and acres to explore.
  • Birders - The ever-popular Whitefish Pointe is within an hour's drive.
  • Armchair Crowd - We have a beach on Lake Michigan, peaceful forest and shuffle board. What else could you want?
  • History Buffs - Explore Native American, Early French, British and American history at local sights like Fort Mackinac, Fort Michilimackinac, Ojibway Museum and more.
  • Wildflower Lovers - See native and rare flower species of the northern humus forest. as well as other plant types.
  • Lighthouse Tourists - Visit the lighthouses on Lake Michigan, Huron and Superior, and learn about the many shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.
    Check out Lighthouse Getaway
  • Golfers - Golf with spectacular views of the Mackinac Bridge, golf at historic Mackinac Island, golf at superb course in Hessel, golf...you bet! Check out Golf-Mackinaw for more information.
  • Want More Ideas? - Check out our Links page

Vacation photos on Mackinac Island


Tour the area and return to the resort...you will enjoy every minute of your stay.



Within 1/2 hour:
Mackinac Island, Fort Michilimackinac, Cut River Gorge, Brevort Dunes, Hiawatha National Forest (borders Balsams Resort).




Within 1 hour:
Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Point, Soo Locks
Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Museum,


Vacation photos at at the Locks
Vacation photos at Tacquamenon Falls




Within 2 hours:
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.





We are thankful to have such a
beautiful area for you to visit.




Vacation photos at Pictured Rocks