Recreation and Outdoor
We are a year-around retreat and conference center with facilities available to host your event for up to 300 people, including, but not limited to meetings, camps, weddings, banquets, conferences and training events. We also provide private getaways and camping is available.
Bambi Lake Baptist Retreat and Conference Center, commonly referred to as “Bambi Lake” is a 240 acre site in Roscommon, Michigan owned by the Baptist State Convention of Michigan.
There are many recreational activities such as boating, swimming or fishing in our private 20-acre lake, playing putt-putt golf, walking our wooded hiking trails, sliding down Monster Hill in the winter, or just playing ping-pong or foosball in the game room.
If you would like to host an event at Bambi, our facilities are here for you! We have plenty of ideas on developing team-building activities and worship services. Call 989-275-5844 or email Bambi@bscm.org.
On beautiful Higgins Lake…for your enjoyment we have 9 lakefront cottages, two docks for sunbathing and swimming, lakeside pavilion with gas grills tennis court, volleyball court, shuffle board court and play fields, swim raft, boats and camp fire site, large recreation building with TV/VCR, fireplace, game tables and self-serve bar, boat mooring & trailer storage, in-room refrigerator , microwave and coffeemaker, Washer and dryer and free WiFi.
Available from the end of June thru the middle of August.
Camp Westminster provides a setting for summer camps, retreats, mission trips and outdoor summer worship on beautiful Higgins Lake. The summer camp program allows children and youth ages 7 – 17 to develop a sense of responsibility and self-worth in a caring Christian community. One-week day camps and one and two week residential sessions are offered during June, July, and August. Activities include sailing, canoeing, leadership development, hiking, climbing, swimming, crafts and nature.
Westminster by the lake worship June 14 – August 16 at 11:00 am.
Sunday morning worship services open to the public and are held in the camp’s outdoor lakefront chapel.
Camp brochures are available at the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce.
Campbell’s is family owned and operated, located on the South Branch of the AuSable, on of Northern Michigan’s most scenic rivers. We offer canoe, kayak and tube rentals. Ample parking is available to accomodate large groups, as well as a beautiful riverside picnic area for use before or after your trip. We are open from the first weekend in May through the second weekend in October. We are located only minutes away from Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen.
Complete fitness center, gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball. Classes for dancing, clogging, gymnastics, karate, tai chi for arthritis, dog obediemce, Yoga, silver sneakers, rooms to rent for parties and receptions, meetings, and classes.
Cross Country Ski Headquarters is Pure Michigan. Come revel in Michigan’s coolest season in the heart of Lower Michigan on the nationally recognized trails of Higgins Lake’s Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Centrally located in northern Michigan’s snowbelt just three miles from I-75 and nine miles from US 127, we feature more than 10 miles of “Ginzu” groomed trails for all abilities where you can glide on freshly set tracks, or skate corduroy lanes. Cross Country Ski Headquarters offers a ski school with 4 PSIA Certified instructors.
Warm up or cool down beside the fieldstone fireplace in our stone Turtle Day Lodge while enjoying our famous homemade gourmet chili, soups and hot Panini sandwiches as well as sweet treats. You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch!
Demo or rent the latest in skis, snowshoes, and other gear for the trail. Browse apparel from Sport Hill, The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, and more! We can also outfit you with a complete ski package. We are unsurpassed in brand offerings for X-C Skis. Then head for more fun on nearby trails through the AuSable River’s fabled Mason Tract or Grayling’s Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Cruise the virgin white pines of Hartwick Pines State Park, or the trails of North Higgins Lake State Park, or the hardwood Ogemaw Hills north of West Branch. One visit and you’ll know why we are Michigan’s cross country ski experts! Plan your visit with daily trail condition reports, maps, online store and much more at www.crosscountryski.com
Forest Dunes Golf Club is an upscale golf community featuring an award winning 19 hole golf course, club house, and excellent food and beverage facilities. Real estate opportunities are available as well.
60 acre nature preserve with self-directed walking trails. The trail from the parking lot to the pond is hard surfaced and wheelchair friendly. Nature programs are available to organizations on site; Marguerite’s Cabin is available for meetings year-round. School programs, bird watch walks and nature research is available. Check our website for upcoming programs!