Activities

Overview

Half Moon Trail is the perfect place for reconnecting with family, creating memories that last a lifetime.  Our family and staff strive to provide a dynamic itinerary for you and your family with one-of-a-kind activities.  Some of our activities change year to year, while many of the classics are deep-rooted traditions that continue to make this place special. The scheduled activities run from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We offer a wide variety of organized activities, ranging from children’s story time, to events that cater to the whole family, like the casting contest.  We do our best to provide each guest an experience that can’t be found anywhere else! 


 
  • Unique experiences
  • Exciting family events
  • Supervised children’s activities



Family Activities

As the sun sinks down below the trees, the lapping waves become a calm sheet of watery glass, and a crackling lakeside fire beckons guests for a Half Moon Trail tradition – kettle corn!  Cooked over an open fire, the warm, sweet, freshly popped corn is a highlight for many returning guests. It is just one of the unique activities that bring the guests together to share in this wonderful lakeside paradise. Whether it’s a relaxing bonfire, or a heated carpet ball tournament that you enjoy, most of the guests leave here not only feeling reconnected as a family, but also part of a special resort community. Many lifelong friendships have developed between guests that return each year during the same week, making their week at the resort extra special! 


 
  • Bingo
  • Potluck 
  • S’mores
  • Kettle Corn
  • Casting Contest
  • Billiards Tournament
  • Carpet Ball Tournament



Children’s Activities 

Here at Half Moon, we love to have fun, and the minnow race is no exception!  Once all the contestants have chosen (what they hope) is the winning minnow, they cheer, yell, blow, dance, and coax their finned friend past the finish line to victory.  This Northwoods style of entertainment is one of the exciting activities that will, no doubt, create some lasting memories for your family.  A typical day usually includes at least one children’s activity in the morning, and sometimes a second one in the afternoon, followed by a family event in the evening. Parents can tag along if they’d like, but are also welcome to leave the kiddos and relax with a book by the pool, giving Mom and Dad a few minutes peace and quiet.


 
  • Craft
  • Movie
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Minnow Races
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Casting Contest
  • Marble Mountain
  • Carpet Ball tournament



Craft

Another bluebird day is on the docket here at Half Moon Trail!  The owners and staff have been busy setting up the dewy lawn with work stations, stands, and displays in an orderly fashion. Supply tables are set with an array of colorful leather straps, bright brass, and sticks of all shapes and sizes that are ready to be chosen by a bright-eyed youngster.  Full of anticipation, the eager-eyed half-pints listen to a bit of instruction, then the sawing, hammering, and sanding commence. Within short order, there are young and old alike beaming with pride, ready to take home what many deem as wall worthy memorabilia, reminding them of the memories shared with family and friends in this special place.  Although our craft activity varies from year to year, each offer a unique experience, both in the process and end result!  


  • Walking sticks 
  • Foam derby cars
  • Sailboats
  • Leather journal
  • Campfire chairs
  • Canvas backpacks
  • North Shore stone/leather jewelry
  • Punched tin