Fun Things To Do

Winter, A Beautiful Time to Stay and Play at Bay Pointe!

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in an adventurous weekend or weekday getaway that doesn't have to cost a fortune. Experience Gun Lake’s brilliant sunsets, Bay Point Bar & Grille's farm-to-table creations, and local area attractions when you stay and play at Bay Pointe!


Fall Running, Hiking, and Biking Trails

Yankee Springs offers multiple trails around Gun Lake that offers great opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fresh summer air! Compliment a perfect lakeside stay by taking part in one of the nine most common trails for walking, hiking, and biking. If you also want to just get a quick run in around the resort, grab one of our Running Guides from the front desk, we offer local maps with full distance ranges right from the Inn, Bay Pointe Woods, and BoatHouse Villa! Or enjoy our brand-new, half-mile Alden Trail near Bay Pointe Woods.

*Remember to dress for the weather! Being in the Great Lakes state, you want to make sure you pack the right running gear for varying weather, we recommend layers. Then pack a swimsuit so when you head back to the resort, you can jump in the lake or enjoy our indoor hot tub and heated pool!

Visit Bittersweet

Established in 1982, Bittersweet Resort is a family owned ski and snowboarding. We are located in Otsego, Michigan, Just 6 Miles from US 131 Highway. With a 350 foot vertical, 20 runs, 6 chairs lifts (2 of which are high speed lifts), 3 wonder carpets, and 2 rope tows, Bittersweet is the perfect place to spend the day and play in the snow!

Inside the lodge you’ll find a full service bar/restaurant, a cafeteria-style restaurant, the Caribou coffee shop, an equipment rental department, our ski/snowboard school, and a full service ski shop.  The outdoor grill is a great alternative to grab a burger, brat, or chicken sandwich.

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating throughout.  Indoor areas have great views with a fireplace, and outdoor seating includes 2 heated patios, each with firepits.

Book a cottage for $199 and save up to $5 on a Bittersweet Resort lift ticket.

Gun Lake Winterfest

Come out and enjoy some of the fun activities at Gun Lake Winterfest; Gun Lake Idol contest or enter into a corn hole, euchre, or fishing tournament. Don't forget to buy something from one of vendors and grab a beer and visit the craft beer tent! Each year the highlight is the main event ~ Polar Bear Dip! Details to be updated at