ACTIVITIES AT CRANHILL

When you stay at CranHill, you can count on having all kinds of exciting activities and offerings! From horseback riding to crafts and fishing, there is plenty here for you to enjoy. Activities vary depending on the season. Check out the sample schedule for an idea of our peak season activities.

Limited activities are offered during our partial family program seasons, as well as our pre & post seasons. click the link below to see  dates for our program seasons.

 

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

FREE GUEST ACTIVITIES

SPORTS

There are many options for sporting activities. Choose from basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball, kickball, football, and soccer. (Equipment is available to rent at the Barn Store.)

HIKING

Take your family on a walk along 3 miles of nature trails through the woods and wetlands of the Ranch.

 

SWIMMING

Swimming is available on Hillview Lake. Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children. Swimming is at your own risk in areas designated for Family Camp guests. The Beach House has life preservers, water toys, and other equipment available.

FISHING

Michigan Fishing License rules apply for both lakes.

Hillview Lake: A fishing dock and fish-cleaning hut is located at the east end of the campground. Fishing is prohibited in the swimming and boating areas. For personal watercraft, a boat launch is located ½ mile east of the Ranch off of 17 Mile Road.

Cranberry Lake: You may rent a boat or fish from the small dock. Guests may access the lake by foot or vehicle. Please respect the privacy of guests staying at the Prayer Cabin.

 

DISC GOLF

Play our 18 hole course around the Ranch. Maps are available at the start of the course behind the Barn Store. (Discs are available to rent from the Barn Store.)

 

PETTING FARM

Visit a variety of animals, including goats, rabbits, chickens, sheep, a pot-bellied pig, donkey, alpaca, calves and the many barn cats.

 

SLIP & SLIDE

Slide down our jumbo slide and enjoy the laughs!

GAGA PARK

Play this action-packed game of dodgeball in one of our 3 Gaga Pits.

FROG & TURTLE RACES

Catch a frog or turtle and bring it to the beach for some fun and friendly races!

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with all the fixins’. Served from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on Thursdays!

 

OUTDOOR MOVIE

Watch a classic favorite on the Big Screen! Complete with free popcorn and drinks! Schedule of movies will be available at the Store (all movies will be rated G or PG).

 

STICK HORSE RODEO

Bring the whole family together for a fun rodeo. Watch our wranglers race around the arena. Participate in some fun rodeo games. Learn a few cowboy/cowgirl skills. And possibly race a pony!!

TRACTOR-DRAWN HAYRIDES

Enjoy a 20-minute tractor-drawn hayride around the back roads of the Ranch!

 

HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES

Sit back and let our team of horses pull you and your friends along, as you make your way around the Ranch and Hillview Lake!

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Join us each Sunday morning at the Chapel in the Pines for Worship. Each week hear the Word brought to us by a pastor from our church community. This is a time of fellowship, singing, and teaching, led by CranHill staff. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Tent by the Lodge.

 

GUEST ACTIVITIES WITH AN

ADDITIONAL FEE

TIE DYE - $10 & up

Design your own CranHill apparel and souvenirs! Options include bandanas, T-shirts, and pillowcases! Items will be ready to pick up within 24 hours.

PONY RIDES - $3

Come and lead your child in the safety of our arena. For children ages 9 and under. Tickets required.

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDES - $20

Come experience the beauty of God's creation from horseback. The 1 Hour experience includes a 45-minute ride.  Includes instruction beforehand.  LONG PANTS AND CLOSED-TOED SHOES ARE REQUIRED! No Sandals! Helmets are provided. For ages 10 and older, a minimum of 52" tall, and less than 250lb. Tickets required.

​MINI HORSE CART RIDES - $5

Enjoy riding along and learning to drive our horse cart with Wilbur, our adorable Miniature Horse.  One of our wranglers will lead and teach you how to drive. Cart Rides are about 5-7 minutes in length.  For guests ages 5 and up and under 250lbs.  Tickets required.

BOATING - $3/hour

Explore Hillview Lake by canoe, rowboat, paddleboard, or kayak! Or choose canoeing or rowing on Cranberry Lake. Equipment is available at the Beach House. Life preservers are required.

RIVER TUBING - $10

Tube down the Muskegon River. The trip will last approximately 2 hours. SHOES ARE ENCOURAGED, and life preservers are required and provided. Gather in front of the Barn Store. Ticket required.  Participants ages 5 and under must ride with an adult.

AQUA PARK - $3 / 30 minutes

Have a blast on the NEW CranHill Aqua Park! Make a splash on the giant slide, and have fun exploring the thunder dome! Participants must be 7 years or older AND weigh 30 lbs or more. CranHill life jackets are provided and must be worn at all times. 

 

SLING SHOTS - $3

Shoot at the Old Country Store, full of all sorts of fun targets! Instruction and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal equipment is not permitted on CranHill property.  Participants must be at least 7 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

TOMAHAWKS - $3

Try your hand at the age-old art of throwing tomahawks at wooden targets! Instruction and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal equipment is not permitted on CranHill property.  Participants must be at least 7 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

ARCHERY - $3

Pick up a bow and launch arrows at various targets. Instruction and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal archery equipment is not permitted on CranHill property.  Participants must be at least 5 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

RIFLERY - $3

Take aim at various targets using a 22-caliber rifle. Equipment, instruction, and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal firearms is not permitted on CranHill property.  Participants must be at least 5 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

ZIPLINE - $5

Climb 30' into the air and ride down our 250' zip line. Riders must be at least 10 years old and wear comfortable clothes and tight-fitting shoes. No sandals! All protective gear is provided. Fee includes one ride. The weight limit is 275 lbs. Ticket required.

ROCK CLIMBING - $5

Gear up and climb our 40' tower. Choose from three levels of difficulty. Climbers must be at least 5 years old and wear comfortable clothes and tight-fitting shoes. No sandals! All protective gear is provided. Ticket required.

 

HIGH ROPES COURSE - $10

Ascend 30' into the trees to face a variety of elements. Climbers must be at least 13 years old, 60" tall, and wear comfortable clothes and tight-fitting shoes (no sandals). All protective gear is provided. The weight limit is 275 lbs. Ticket required.

 

WINTER ACTIVITIES

ICE CLIMBING

With ice ax in hand and cramp-ons on your boots, challenge yourselves with an ascent 30' into the trees as you climb to the top of the Ice Wall.

SNOWSHOEING

Explore the wonder of winter on the many trails around the Ranch.

OTHER OPTIONS

3 Tubing Hills, Broomball, Ice Skating

 

SUMMER CAMP ACTIVITIES

TIE DYE

Design your own Cran-Hill Ranch apparel and souvenirs! Options include bandanas, T-shirts, pillow cases, and socks! Items will be ready to pick up within 24 hours.

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDES - Additional Fee

Come experience the beauty of God's creation from horseback. The 1 Hour experience includes a 45-minute ride.  Includes instruction beforehand.  LONG PANTS AND CLOSED-TOED SHOES ARE REQUIRED! No Sandals! Helmets are provided. For ages 10 and older, a minimum of 52" tall, and less than 250lb. Tickets required.

BOATING

Explore Hillview Lake by canoe, rowboat, paddleboard, or kayak! Or choose canoeing or rowing on Cranberry Lake. Equipment is available at the Beach House. Life preservers are required.

RIVER TUBING

Tube down the Muskegon River. The trip will last approximately 2 hours. SHOES ARE ENCOURAGED, and life preservers are required and provided. Gather in front of the Barn Store. Ticket required.  Participants ages 5 and under must ride with an adult.

LAKE TUBING - Additional Fee

Have some fun tubing behind our mastercraft speed boat on Hillview lake! Campers will be able to go for rides around the lake during their activity rotations. Fill out the online form at sign up to participate!

 

SLING SHOTS

Shoot at the Old Country Store, full of all sorts of fun targets! Instruction and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal equipment is not permitted on Cran-Hill Ranch property.  Participants must be at least 7 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

TOMAHAWKS

Try your hand at the age-old art of throwing tomahawks at wooden targets! Instruction and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal equipment is not permitted on Cran-Hill Ranch property.  Participants must be at least 7 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

ARCHERY

Pick up a bow and launch arrows at various targets. Instruction and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal archery equipment is not permitted on CranHill property.  Participants must be at least 5 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

RIFLERY

Take aim at various targets using a 22-caliber rifle. Equipment, instruction, and supervision provided. Ticket required. The use of personal firearms is not permitted on CranHill property.  Participants must be at least 5 years old.  Any participant under age 10 needs adult supervision and assistance.

ZIPLINE

Climb 30' into the air and ride down our 250' zip line. Riders must be at least 10 years old and wear comfortable clothes and tight-fitting shoes. No sandals! All protective gear is provided. Fee includes one ride. The weight limit is 275 lbs. Ticket required.

ROCK CLIMBING

Gear up and climb our 40' tower. Choose from three levels of difficulty. Climbers must be at least 5 years old and wear comfortable clothes and tight-fitting shoes. No sandals! All protective gear is provided. Ticket required.

 

HIGH ROPES COURSE

Ascend 30' into the trees to face a variety of elements. Climbers must be at least 13 years old, 60" tall, and wear comfortable clothes and tight-fitting shoes (no sandals). All protective gear is provided. The weight limit is 275 lbs. Ticket required.

 

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