Destinations, Kids

Summer Fun on Crystal Mountain

July 29, 2013 by

Crystal Mountain Slide

Alpine Slinde

Crystal Mountain in northern Michigan is ripe with family summer fun. Soak up the sun at the Water’s Edge, or fly down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide. Enjoy the great outdoors on a mountain bike ride, nature hike, or kayak ride on one of the nearby rivers.

Alpine Slide

For a fast-paced thrill, guests take the Loki Quad chairlift to the top of the mountain and climb aboard a specially designed sled. Sleds speed down one of two 1,700-foot-long curved tracks. Passengers have control over the speed on this thrill ride as they take dips, and make high-bank turns amid stunning views.

The ride is for ages 3 and up, but kids must be at least 52″ tall to ride solo. Children shorter than 52″ ride for free.

Crystal Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Crystal Mountain offers an energetic mountain biking experience. Bikers enjoy miles of trails for all skill levels.

Paved routes like the Mountain Center Road (2.5 miles) and the Smooth Cruise Loop at 4.0 miles are perfect for beginners, while the Nature Trail Loop (2 miles), Aspen to Crystal Mountain Drive (4 miles), Crushed Pineapple Loop (2.8 miles) and the Pineapple Loop at 2.5 miles offer a challenge to intermediate riders.

Expert riders can test their skills on the 1.5 mile Screaming Eagle Trail.

Park at Water's Edge

Park at Water’s Edge

Park at Water’s Edge

The Park at Water’s Edge is a one-acre outdoor water playground and favorite for kids of all ages. The 4,200-square foot zero depth pool is just part of the aquatic playground. Kids have a blast with bubbling spouts, water cannons.

The park also features a sand play area, an outdoor hot tub, and the 32-foot Vertical Edge Climbing Wall (additional fee). The wall offers single or double climbs and certified instructions are available to equip climbers of all skill levels.

Outdoor Laser Tag

For some adrenaline pumping adventure, use your tactical skills in the outdoor laser tag arena. Join a team or create a team with family members to strategically take down opponents. The last team standing wins.

This is just a glimpse of summer activities available at Crystal Mountain. It’s a family friendly destination that offers family adventures, bonfires, Kids’ Crafts and more. Check out their website for more information.

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  1. Ruby T. says:

    This seems like a nice option that gets families away from the long lines of regular theme parks and big rides.

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