Maples Resort

Maples Resort Maples Resort has become one of the finest family resorts in all of Michigan. Buried in the woods on the last stretch of undeveloped land, our natural setting truly gives us the most unique environment in Antrim County.
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Looking forward to Summer!!
04/06/2019

Looking forward to Summer!!

It helps to remind ourselves of the beauty under her frozen surface.

September 2018 Harvest Full Moon over Intermediate Lake. Come on up and join us for the fall colors!!Maplesresort@gmail....
09/24/2018

September 2018 Harvest Full Moon over Intermediate Lake. Come on up and join us for the fall colors!!
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Thank you Harriet Kozyn for the photo.

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09/02/2018

#LaborDayWeekend2018 Enjoying the summer nights around the fire!

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Don't forget to make your fall color tour reservations soon!!

Winners of 2018 Rubber Ducky Festival!
08/19/2018

Winners of 2018 Rubber Ducky Festival!

2018 Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival Parade
08/19/2018

2018 Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival Parade

2018 Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival Parade
08/19/2018

2018 Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival Parade

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up highAnd the dreams that you dream of, once in a lullabySomewhere over the rainbow, bl...
07/02/2018

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
And the dreams that you dream of, once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dream of, dreams really do come true...

Come up to Maples Resort and have your dreams come true.

A Beautiful Morning at Maples, make your reservations! We're looking forward to seeing you all soon!!
06/09/2018

A Beautiful Morning at Maples, make your reservations! We're looking forward to seeing you all soon!!

A Memorial Celebration for Greg Gedda will be held Sunday, April 24th, 2-6 pm, at Union Street. Please join us in honori...
04/03/2016

A Memorial Celebration for Greg Gedda will be held Sunday, April 24th, 2-6 pm, at Union Street.
Please join us in honoring his memory with family and friends in The Michigan Room

Union Street Detroit
03/24/2016

Union Street Detroit

We're sad to report that Greg Gedda, the former owner of Union Street passed away today. He's on the right in the photo below. Here is a memorial written by Greg's close friend Paul Travalini:

Greg Gedda suffered a major stroke in northern Michigan on February 11th, and passed away on February 14th. The family will have a memorial later this summer incorporating two big parts of Greg's life, Union Street and the Maples.

Greg is survived by his brothers Ron, John, and sister Joanie; His children Lisa, Rachael, and Jeremiah, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren; His former wives Diane and Theresa.
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Greg first entered many of our lives as a freshman at Saint Francis De Sales High School. He like others who became members of the SFDS community, came from St. Monica's parish, where he attended grade school. Greg's outgoing personality, his penchant for athletics, combined with a welcoming class of "SFDS Natives" had him fitting in right away.

His secure hold on a dollar could be seen in those early years, as he pocketed his bus money, preferring to hitchhike down Fenkell from Pinehurst to Evergreen. He was very active in many things St. Francis including the basketball team. He was typically joined in these activities with guys who became his lifelong friends - Abdo, Balsys, Brehler, La Fave, Moss, Schwab, Travalini, and Zuccarini.

Greg, like his father was a good athlete, even beyond his high school years. He was a leader of the famed Lemmings softball team, and a regular with an aggressive style at the "Gesu House Basketball League". His life passion was swimming whether it was various routes on Intermediate Lake or thousands of laps at the Y. He was also amazing doing yoga, self taught via a videotape. The swimming and yoga were selected to ease his long struggle with back pain brought on by two childhood accidents.

Did you ever know Greg when he wasn't involved in many things? Didn't think so. This resulted from a combination of who he was, his energy levels, his goal orientation, and becoming a father at a very early age. He always had many balls up in the air. Typical blend - husband, father, and dedicated time set aside for swimming, yoga, and meditation. All this while taking on his job as a Special Ed teacher in Madison Heights....think "Welcome Back Kotter"; Tony and Greg buying and running Union Street; following in brother Ron's footsteps by buying and running a few apartment buildings; and buying, maintaining, and running the Maples Resort in Bellaire.

Reflect on that last paragraph, any one item is a pretty large effort, he just would plow through all of them, and relied on meditation to clear his always racing mind. You may have seen his overload manifested in various ways: his eyes glancing over your head as you ate with him at Union Street as he sized up customers, the food service, or cleanliness; darting in and out of his cabin at the Maples as he went inside to perform work or walking and talking with him at the Maples as he picked up a misplaced stone, errant cigarette but, or picking up an item for the trash; or a simple and never realized, "oh yeah, I'll definitely try to make that party".

I looked like a recruiting genius when I got Greg hired as a fellow shoe salesman at "Father & Son" Northland. We learned a lot together about responsibility, people, sales, inventory, the competition, and running a mini-business at a young age. We had laughs, fun working together, many visitors, and great eats at the adjoining Brothers Deli. As I migrated to urban planning work by Wayne's campus, Greg advanced to manage his own Father & Son store. The schedule was perfect to cover his responsibilities as a young father and to work his way through Wayne State and Eastern, ending up with a Masters degree.

Many of you may know Greg as aggressive, vocal, demanding, a neatnik, and what industrial psychologists call a "driver". He was all of that. But he also had vision, was truly interested in the "quest for quality", had the ability to deploy and execute tasks and projects, and was fearless with assessed risk at taking things on. He had many hidden areas of knowledge, including spirituality that included hundreds of books that he would freely give away. He would often surprise me with his deep knowledge of eastern philosophy. He was also self reflective and very, very honest, as he discussed his own "improvement gaps" ...his relationships, those demons that went in and out of his life, and just admitting "that was a bad idea, that I had".

His world was fairly small...Union Street's Detroit, Ferndale, and Bellaire. He did make a few swings to the Islands, and his promised trip to California never materialized. But he had a great time when he, Merry Hunt, Maureen and I made it to Lithuania for Tony's wedding.

Greg did have some luxuries that came in and out of his life. But they typically had some logic behind them. After years of used cars, he had some vehicles that were new, reliable and brought his back comfort for the Bellaire, Ferndale, Union Street triangle. He also had a great boat he kept on Torch Lake, to be a little getaway from his "always on duty role" at the Maples. This was a short lived experiment. He kept owning "stuff" in its proper perspective. He didn't let stuff own him.

It was painful to see his decline in recent years, especially knowing the ball of fire that he was. But like many of us, I became at peace as he transitioned to his new state. When I first sensed something was up I encouraged him to get things checked out. This evolved to our phone conversations with his standard generic questions. He still loved to talk, and I continued to call and talk with him, while adjusting to our new relationship. He then had friends in his notebook, Jeremiah or his caregiver would dial and I would be greeted by a "Hello Paul Travalini"...the use of my full name, a reminder of his current state. But we still talked, he drew joy from it and I did what I could to keep him amused. Our last visit together was last summer when Tony and I drove up north to see him. He was frail and more confused, but it was still good to spend time with him...and Theresa, Joanie and Fred. Greg had one of those 800+ dementia diseases that we often use "Alzheimer's", as quick short hand.

Greg also got involved in many Midtown community activities, some of which he would drag "Pro Bono Paul" into. He would love walking or driving Midtown and Downtown, block by block. He would assess each micro-measure of progress or decline. I can only wish that he could see the striking progress of Midtown and Downtown today. He envisioned the possibilities during those much bleaker days. What he discussed back then is now a reality.

Greg's mom Millie recently passed away. She was in her mid-nineties. She was more formal and sedate with English roots. Both her parents were in the Salvation Army. His dad John, was a gregarious Italian, a hale, hearty guy. A salesman and a star basketball player for Visitation, and later with the University of Detroit.

Tony Balsys and Dave Schwab were great friends through Greg's life, his son Jeremiah provided that intensive and difficult support Greg needed in his final years, and Theresa was that supportive ex-wife "who never left".

A fine toast to our friend Greg, to his life, his accomplishments, and the multi-layered person that he was.

2015 Fall, Sunrise over Intermediate Lake from the porch of The Holiday
10/11/2015

2015 Fall, Sunrise over Intermediate Lake from the porch of The Holiday

Fall 2015, beautiful colors, great weather at The Holiday
10/10/2015

Fall 2015, beautiful colors, great weather at The Holiday

02/09/2015

Loving the winter weather we are having, need more snow!!! Looking forward on the calendar... Who's planning their summer vacations already?? Maples Resort will be open Memorial Day Weekend, Start making your reservations today!!

A Saturday tradition from the early days at Maples Resort renewed! Beautiful evening with wonderful friends
09/01/2014

A Saturday tradition from the early days at Maples Resort renewed! Beautiful evening with wonderful friends

A Saturday tradition from the early days at Maples Resort renewed! Beautiful evening with wonderful friends
08/31/2014

A Saturday tradition from the early days at Maples Resort renewed! Beautiful evening with wonderful friends

Maples Resort's cover photo
08/31/2014

Maples Resort's cover photo

Enjoying the start of Labor Day Weekend! Stop on by for the Doll House Vintage Goods store open Saturday & Sunday 12~5 p...
08/29/2014

Enjoying the start of Labor Day Weekend! Stop on by for the Doll House Vintage Goods store open Saturday & Sunday 12~5 pm.

Maples Resort has a sandy beach, good swimming, boat docks, a swimming raft, a large bonfire area, commercial swing set,...
09/27/2013

Maples Resort has a sandy beach, good swimming, boat docks, a swimming raft, a large bonfire area, commercial swing set, horseshoe pits, volleyball and tetherball areas, picnic areas, great fishing and boating on the lake. Fishing boats, paddle boats, and a canoe are all available for guests use at no charge. Also, motors, pontoon boats, and bass boats are all available for rental. Picnic tables and barbecues are included with each cabin.

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5716 Cole Ln, P. O. Box 30
Bellaire, MI
49615

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