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The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October

Weekdays during October

$20 per person

Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Great wine for a great cause— It doesn’t get better than that!

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of more than 21 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

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Join us this weekend for Taste the Passion and have fun taking photos for great prizes! The SNOW FUN PHOTO CONTEST gives you a chance to snag some wine-derful swag! Just post your most memorable pics from the trail on your social media and include the hashtags #leelanauwine AND #snowfun for a shot at one of five contest prizes!

Best Overall Photo:
Wine Tote, corkscrew and 6 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Snow Fun Photo:
Wine Tote, corkscrew and 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Snow Angel Photo:
Wine Tote, corkscrew and 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Group Photo:
An Event Certificate (good toward any event along the trail) for each person in photo (up to 12)

Best Photo Promoting Leelanau Wine:
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Gift Bag: 6-Bottle Wine Bag, 6 Logo Wine Glasses, Corkscrew, 6 Event Certificates
(good toward any event along the trail)
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Can’t wait to see if we won with our “taste the passion over the years” collage!

Joe Kligman Kate EmilyJared Schlueter let’s think of a fun group photo for this!

Taste the Passion is more than a fun and fabulous wine and food pairing event - it's a chance for you to win some great Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail prizes!

Participate in our Snow Fun Photo Contest for a chance to snag some wine-derful swag! Just post your most memorable pics from the trail on your social media and include the hashtags #leelanauwine AND #snowfun for a shot at one of five contest prizes!

Best Overall Photo:
Wine Tote, corkscrew and 6 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Snow Fun Photo:
Wine Tote, corkscrew and 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Snow Angel Photo:
Wine Tote, corkscrew and 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Group Photo:
An Event Certificate (good toward any event along the trail) for each person in photo (up to 12)

Best Photo Promoting Leelanau Wine:
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Gift Bag: 6-Bottle Wine Bag, 6 Logo Wine Glasses, Corkscrew, 6 Event Certificates
(good toward any event along the trail)

Cherry Republic Soul Squeeze Cellars Boathouse Vineyards Amoritas Vineyards Laurentide Winery Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery Good Harbor Vineyards Verterra Winery Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farm Baia Estate Northport Leelanau County Baia Estate Winery Tasting Room Leelanau Cellars Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery Nathaniel Rose Wines Tandem Ciders Aurora Cellars 45 North Vineyard & Winery Blustone Vineyards Black Star Farms Two K Farms Cidery & Winery MAWBY Ciccone Vineyard & Winery Shady Lane Cellars Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
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Crystal Mountain – Crystal Spa Days – October 1 – November 28, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Crystal Spa Days

Enjoy select 50-minute massage, body and facial services starting at only $69 each! Crystal Spa guests also enjoy complimentary Eucalyptus steam rooms, infrared saunas, an indoor relaxation lounge, and mosaic hot tub garden as part of their spa experience.

Spa Days Service Menu Coming Soon!

Book your appointment by calling 888-968-7686 ext. 7200.

Crystal Spa Days special pricing is available 10/01/19 – 11/28/19. Appointments made on Fridays and Saturdays will have an additional upcharge. Two service minimum for Saturday appointments. Spa Days Pricing is not valid with any other offers, special rates or discounts; including the Houseguest Spa Special. An 18% adjustable gratuity and 2% service charge will be added to all spa services. Advance reservations recommended. Subject to availability.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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4 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

Who else is getting excited for the NASTAR Midwest Regional Championship? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Learn more and register today: crystalmountain.com/midwest-championships
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It's a snow globe out there! With 5 inches of fresh powder overnight, it's the perfect day to get out on the slopes, build a snowman, hit the snowshoe trails, ride a Fat Tire bike... the possibilities are endless! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats to Jon in Accounting, our Service Excellence Winner for the month of December! Jon's cheery disposition and willingness to help everyone is so beneficial to our team. He always tries to find the answer and does it in style, with the most impressive bow tie collection in Benzie County. Thanks for all of your hard work and positivity, Jon! ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats to Jon in Accounting, our Service Excellence Winner for the month of December! Jons cheery disposition and willingness to help everyone is so beneficial to our team. He always tries to find the answer and does it in style, with the most impressive bow tie collection in Benzie County. Thanks for all of your hard work and positivity, Jon!

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We are so grateful to have you on our Crystal Mountain team, Jon! Thank you for your excellent guest service skills and for bringing joy to our workplace every day!

Congrats Jon! By far Crystal Mt has the best customer service!

Congratulations

Awesome Jon! Well deserved!

Kudos Jon!!!!

Way to go Jon!

Always very helpful!

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Frankfort Beer Week – October 7 – 12, 2019

Frankfort Beer WeekWelcome to the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week!

Celebrate all that is great about Craft Beer in Michigan and do it in the cool, scenic, foodie town of Frankfort.

Those who appreciate Craft Beer and delicious food know that the best things come from small-batch attention and creativity from people who care about the total experience.

Celebrate beer. Celebrate life. Celebrate Frankfort.

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Frankfort Beer Week via Facebook

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Frankfort Beer Week

We made it to the last day of the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Check out all the Beer Week and Frankfort Fall Festival activities happening Saturday: Frankfortbeerweek.com/#saturday ... See MoreSee Less

We made it to the last day of the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Check out all the Beer Week and Frankfort Fall Festival activities happening Saturday: Frankfortbeerweek.com/#saturday

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Frankfort Beer Week

We are proud to announce that we are offering our annual Polish Platter special this Saturday. This platter includes handmade kielbasa braised in Birdwalker Blonde Ale from Stormcloud Brewing Company, beer soaked sauerkraut and onions, garlic redskin mashed potatoes and potato and cheese pierogies topped with onion butter, sour cream and fresh dill. This platter will run at $13.99 while supplies last. We will begin serving the platter at 11 am along with our full menu! ... See MoreSee Less

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Frankfort Fall Festival – October 12, 2019

Frankfort Fall Festival
Visit downtown Frankfort for a day of fall fun! Enjoy a parade featuring the Scottville Clown Band, wagon rides, scavenger hunts, pie eating contests and TONS of pumpkin fun including the Weight Contest, Giant Pumpkin Drop (on a car!) and everyone’s favorite pumpkin carvings by Mr. Moody.

The annual Fall Festival festivities begin with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Frankfort Fire Department at The Hotel Frankfort from 7:00 am – 11:00 AM.

Starting at 11:00 am, the Fall Festival Parade, featuring The Scottville Clown Band, GIANT pumpkins, locally built floats and the always popular Mutt March.

We are accepting participants for the Parade and Mutt March.

Don’t forget to grab your 2019 Fall Festival Souvenir T-Shirts and Cinch Bags at the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce booth the day of the festival or at the Chamber office 517 Main St. Frankfort.

Directly following the parade, a host of activities will take place in the Open Space Park.
Mutt March Awards Live Music featuring The Scottville Clown Band will perform under the Big Tent, which also features domestic beer and wine and beer from Stormcloud, Wine, Mead from St. Ambrose and Cocktails from Iron Fish!

GIANT pumpkins, squash and watermelon weigh-in.

Kids 5-15 years of age can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin and have the opportunity to win a brand new BIKE!

Back by Popular demand: Helicopter Rides – $55 per person. Departs from the Boat Launch parking lot at 10th and Main St.

Pumpkin Ed Moody will there carving a giant pumpkin

The Frankfort Fire Department will host Kids Activities and Demos near the Library
Starting at noon, judging for the Home Brew Competition at Stormcloud Brewing Co.
Food Available in Open Space provided by the Southern Sin-Thesis
Free Wagon Rides through downtown Frankfort
First Congregational Church will host their Cake Walk at 1pm
Bid on some fantastic items at the Silent Auction 11p-2:30pm,
Who doesn’t love a Pie Eating Contest?! (Register at 1:00pm – contest begins at 1:30pm)
Our Fall Festival would not be the same without the CRAZY Pumpkin Drop! 2:30pm near boat launch.

Sorry, NO TREBUCHET for launching pumpkins.

A wide variety of activities will be available from 11:00 am – 3:30pm:A Beer, Wine, Mead and Cocktail Tent (Open until 5pm) After the Scottville Clown Band, Bill Frary will play live until 5pm.

Pumpkin Decorating, “Hillbilly Olimpiks”-the silly-themed obstacle course
Popular Kid’s Games and a Straw Maze will be all set up in Open Space Park for all to enjoy.

Pumpkin Decorating hosted by National Honor Society students
Fall Craft Fair- Treasure Hunt – Bounce House
Participate in the Scavenger Hunt to win cash prizes.

The Garden Theater will again host FREE showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at 2:00 and 3:00 pm.

Don’t miss the Oktoberfest Party to cap off Beer Week at Stormcloud Brewing Company. Music Starts at 8pm

The returning BEER, WINE, MEAD and COCKTAIL TENT will be in the Open Space starting at 11am. Celebrate Frankfort Beer Week with a fun Beer tent with Live Music featuring the Scottville Clown Band and Bill Frary.

If you need more information, please stop into the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce Office at 517 Main Street, Frankfort, email or call 231-352-7251

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Crystal Mountain – Haunted Trail – October 18 & 19, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Haunted Trail
7:30 – 9:30pm: Get ready to scream!  Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail… if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019.

Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult.

Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500 for information.

Fall Fun Pass

Available Saturdays, September 21 – October 26.

Includes unlimited Alpine Slide (weather permitting), two climbs on the Climbing Wall , two laps on the Edge Adventure Course , and one daily Mountain Activity (Glitter Tattoo, Tube-A-Licious Candy, S’more, Chairlift Ride*, Pumpkin Carving**, or Haunted Trail**).

*Chairlift Rides are offered select dates: Fridays, October 11, 18, 25 from 4-6pm; Saturdays, October 12, 19 and 26 from 11am-3pm; and Sundays, October 13 and 20 from Noon-2pm.
*Pumpkin Carving and Haunted Trail are available October 19 and 26, 2019 only.

Cost: $39 per person or $20 for 52″ or under. Add Laser Tag *, Archery * or Bike Rental * for just $1 more!

*Spaces for Laser Tag, Archery and Bike Rentals are limited.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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4 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

Who else is getting excited for the NASTAR Midwest Regional Championship? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Learn more and register today: crystalmountain.com/midwest-championships
... See MoreSee Less

4 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

It's a snow globe out there! With 5 inches of fresh powder overnight, it's the perfect day to get out on the slopes, build a snowman, hit the snowshoe trails, ride a Fat Tire bike... the possibilities are endless! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Makayla Trout

Andrew Zwolinski

Justin Eyk

Bobby McGleam 😢

1 day ago

Crystal Mountain

Congrats to Jon in Accounting, our Service Excellence Winner for the month of December! Jon's cheery disposition and willingness to help everyone is so beneficial to our team. He always tries to find the answer and does it in style, with the most impressive bow tie collection in Benzie County. Thanks for all of your hard work and positivity, Jon! ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats to Jon in Accounting, our Service Excellence Winner for the month of December! Jons cheery disposition and willingness to help everyone is so beneficial to our team. He always tries to find the answer and does it in style, with the most impressive bow tie collection in Benzie County. Thanks for all of your hard work and positivity, Jon!

Comment on Facebook

We are so grateful to have you on our Crystal Mountain team, Jon! Thank you for your excellent guest service skills and for bringing joy to our workplace every day!

Congrats Jon! By far Crystal Mt has the best customer service!

Congratulations

Awesome Jon! Well deserved!

Kudos Jon!!!!

Way to go Jon!

Always very helpful!

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Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 18 – 20, 2019


Peaktoberfest, happening October 18-20, 2019, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan.

14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift
The 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that racers new to the sport won’t have a great time. Learn More »

Junior Races

Tour de Tykes (ages 7-12 or 6 and under)

1pm:  Register your kids for the Tour De Tykes Races at the Mountain Adventure Zone! Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Trax.

2pm:  Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.
2:30pm:  The Tour de Tykes race is for racers aged 7-12 years old. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.

All participants receive medals and are sure to have a great time!

Tour de Trax (ages 8+)

3:30pm:  This race is for young, enthusiastic riders ready for a challenge! Racers ages 8 + will start and finish at the Peak2Peak gate. This single lap, 6-mile mountain bike course will challenge young Mountain Bikers to push their limits. Finisher medals for all racers and place medals to the top three overall. Parents are encouraged to ride along with first-time or timid racers.

Register Online: $20 per person  (Registration Opens: TBD)

Day-Of Registration: $30 per racer

For more information, please call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500.

Spooktacular Saturday

2 – 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

Learn More about Spooktacular Saturday »

Haunted Trail

7:30 – 9:30pm:  Choose between the family friendly Spooky Walk or terrifying Haunted Trail. Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down your chosen trail. $9 per person, 6 & under free with paying adult.

Learn More about the Haunted Trail »

Sunday, October 20

Peaktober Fall Mountain Bike Color Tour

11am: Ride the iconic Peak2Peak race course at a leisurely tour pace – all the beauty with less sweat! This is an easy paced mountain bike ride and no one will be left behind. Enjoy our route along the Betsie River Pathway and make a pit-stop at Iron Fish Distillery for a tour and drinks. The ride will conclude back at Crystal Mountain.

Cost: $29 per person; Includes rental bike and helmet OR only $10 if you bring your own bike.

Helmets are required for this ride.

All Weekend

Crystal Spa Days

Enjoy select massage, facial, body treatment and nail services for a great deal!  Crystal Spa Days  is available October 1 – November 28, 2019.

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2014 Peak2Peak – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Riders gather for the start. Over 650 in this year's event!
And they're off!
Charging toward Kinlochen.
Beginning their ascent.
The pack begins to separate.
Great fall colors for today's ride.
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2014 Peak2Peak – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Rushing by Last Chance on The Ridge.
Climb!
Beautiful vista from MountainTop.
View's not bad from The Ridge either.
Nice day to be on the Crystal Clipper.
Near the peak.
Racing through the single-tracks.
Navigating the trees.
On the move!
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