Blessing's Guidebook

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Blessing's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Beautiful sand dunes and view of lake Michigan.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes Overlook
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Beautiful sand dunes and view of lake Michigan.
Fishtown is very picturesque. There are restaurants, ice cream places, light tourist shopping and a nice beach right there. You can walk on the 'boardwalk'
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Leland
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Fishtown is very picturesque. There are restaurants, ice cream places, light tourist shopping and a nice beach right there. You can walk on the 'boardwalk'
This is the most visited island in MI. Even though it tends to be a bit touristy, it's very magical. You can take a ferry from Mackinaw City or you can cross the bridge and take one from St Ignace. Rarely are any cars allowed on the island so if you can bring your bikes for a fee on the ferry or rent bikes on the island. Horse carriage rides available. Get some fudge if you go up there.
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Mackinac Island
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This is the most visited island in MI. Even though it tends to be a bit touristy, it's very magical. You can take a ferry from Mackinaw City or you can cross the bridge and take one from St Ignace. Rarely are any cars allowed on the island so if you can bring your bikes for a fee on the ferry or rent bikes on the island. Horse carriage rides available. Get some fudge if you go up there.
Very cute picturesque town. A bit touristy but great for shopping, sight seeing, or just a stroll. 45 mins away, makes a nice day trip, and you can combine with Petoskey which is about 10 minutes further. Harbor Springs is not much further either if you want to see all 3 towns in 1 day. You can also bike the Little Traverse wheelway trail from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs about 26 miles or do a shorter section.
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Charlevoix
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Very cute picturesque town. A bit touristy but great for shopping, sight seeing, or just a stroll. 45 mins away, makes a nice day trip, and you can combine with Petoskey which is about 10 minutes further. Harbor Springs is not much further either if you want to see all 3 towns in 1 day. You can also bike the Little Traverse wheelway trail from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs about 26 miles or do a shorter section.
Cute town, shopping, food.
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Petoskey
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Cute town, shopping, food.
Great for beaches, picking cherries when in season, food. picking petoskey stones. 35 mins away Never been to, but there is another Short's here.
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Elk Rapids
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Great for beaches, picking cherries when in season, food. picking petoskey stones. 35 mins away Never been to, but there is another Short's here.
Biggest city in Nothern MI, great shopping, lots of food, lots of bars, 53 mins away from us. TC is by the water so many beaches also to enjoy.
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Traverse City
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Biggest city in Nothern MI, great shopping, lots of food, lots of bars, 53 mins away from us. TC is by the water so many beaches also to enjoy.

Hiking

Places to hike in the area.
Lots of trails here. Great for short hikes with kids or longer for adults. Good for mountain biking also.
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Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area Trailhead
3417 Eckhardt Rd
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Lots of trails here. Great for short hikes with kids or longer for adults. Good for mountain biking also.

Trails

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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Highway
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Nice trail sorrounded by nature, beautiful view of the lake towards the end of it.
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Empire Bluff Trailhead
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Nice trail sorrounded by nature, beautiful view of the lake towards the end of it.
Amazing biking / walking paved trail along Lake MI. This trail goes from Charlevoix through Petoskey all the way to Harbor Springs. There are a couple of parking spots to picnic, rest or just park your car along the route.
Little Traverse Wheelway
Amazing biking / walking paved trail along Lake MI. This trail goes from Charlevoix through Petoskey all the way to Harbor Springs. There are a couple of parking spots to picnic, rest or just park your car along the route.
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
6696 Lower Shore Dr

kids

Day passes now available although a little price.
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 US-31
Day passes now available although a little price.

Food in surrounding towns

Food is great, prices are very affordable. Gets busy on weelends, go get a table, (I believe they do not hold reservations online) then stroll around townwhile you wait.
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Bubba's
428 East Front Street
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Food is great, prices are very affordable. Gets busy on weelends, go get a table, (I believe they do not hold reservations online) then stroll around townwhile you wait.
The food is amazing here. They have an outside space also, they won't take reservations on the phone
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Pierson's Grille & Spirits
130 State St
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The food is amazing here. They have an outside space also, they won't take reservations on the phone
Great BBQ, and great corn bread. A little pricey, portion size considered but food is great.
Sparks BBQ
439 E Front St
Great BBQ, and great corn bread. A little pricey, portion size considered but food is great.

Food in Bellaire

I don't drink but those who do recommend this place. I love it for the pizza and live music. The city has placed some tables across the street to help with social distancing and alcoholic drinks can be taken out. make a reservation if you want a table inside or right outside.
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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I don't drink but those who do recommend this place. I love it for the pizza and live music. The city has placed some tables across the street to help with social distancing and alcoholic drinks can be taken out. make a reservation if you want a table inside or right outside.
Bring your stretch pants. Bread is fresh and and amazing, but you have to get there early though. Bread is usually done by 9am. They make different artisan loaves but this is a small place so the quantities are low
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Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery
105 N Bridge St
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Bring your stretch pants. Bread is fresh and and amazing, but you have to get there early though. Bread is usually done by 9am. They make different artisan loaves but this is a small place so the quantities are low