Fall Happenings at Shanty Creek Resort! | Greater Lansing Area Moms

Northern Michigan + Fall equals Pure Michigan! Trees are changing color, crisp air, time for sweaters and boots, apple and pumpkin picking and maybe a road trip!

Shanty Creek Resort, located in Antrim County and is just under 3 hours north of Greater Lansing! A beautiful and family-friendly destination and fall is especially stunning!

Ready for a fall getaway? While you’re visiting Shanty Creek Resort, here are some ideas to make the most of your stay!


This is one of GLAMoms favorite ways to see the changing colors and amazing scenery! Starting October 7th, Shanty Creek Resort is offering chair lift rides on Saturday AND Sundays. Each chair holds up to 4 people and be sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning views!  Book your tickets NOW, this will sell out!


Just a short distance from Shanty Creek Resort you will find Glacial Hills – over 31 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. Visitors come from all over to visit these trails! There are levels for every ability and the colors will be spectacular this time of year. Just be prepared with extra shoes if it’s muddy!

Grass River Natural Area offers 7 miles of trails over 1400 acres of nature preserve, but 1.5 miles are a boardwalk that is easier with little ones! You never know what you might see: otters, loons, swans, owls, frogs, wildflowers and more!  The Grass River Center is open year round, 10am -4pm thru October and weekend hours only, November through April. 

photo courtesy of Grass River website


“Bellaire is Fresh Air” with plenty of options for your entire family. The cutest town with so much to do and home to one of the most famous Michigan breweries (a GLAMom favorite!)  Short’s BrewPub. Check out their new outdoor Beer Garden, kids are welcome!

Bellaire offers:

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Ice cream shop
  • Movie Theatre
  • Coffee Shop
  • Bakery
  • Bowling Alley
  • Kayak and canoe rentals
  • Farmers Market on Fridays
  • Kings Orchard, just outside of town
  • 25th Annual Harvest Festival Art & Scarecrow Extravaganza happening Saturday Oct 7, 2023


If you love golf (a GLAMDad favorite!), Shanty Creek is the place for you! 5 championship golf courses and are rated among some of the best in Michigan. Hurry and book your tee time here, the golf courses will be closing soon to prepare for ski season.

Tag us in a picture if you go, we’d love to see the fun you have at Shanty Creek Resort! Have a question about the resort? Send us a message at [email protected] 

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