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Dave
Get the MOST out of your vacation!

Breakfast or Evening Sunsets

Downtown Alden is a charming little town. The Muffin Tin is well known for their incredible muffins and quiche. The Alden Mill House is a well known locally for their house made spices and any kitchen utensils. In the evening, enjoy wine tasting and the amazing sunsets over Torch Lake. Crushin it has their house made local wines that are extremely delicious and reasonably priced!
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The Omelette Shoppe
124 Cass St
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Aroma's Coffee & Tea
10850 E Traverse Hwy
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This has the absolute best coffee!!! It’s a very nice family owned business that does so much for our community!!!
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Espresso Bay
202 E Front St
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This has the absolute best coffee!!! It’s a very nice family owned business that does so much for our community!!!

Hoppin Little Town-young & old

This town has so much to offer. Plenty of local shops, bars and great restaurants! If you want to take a nice scenic bike ride or walk on never ending trails. All these little towns have everything you would want!
I love everything here!!! You cannot go wrong! This whole town is adorable and very friendly! Only about 15-20 from us.
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 N Bridge St
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I love everything here!!! You cannot go wrong! This whole town is adorable and very friendly! Only about 15-20 from us.
They do take reservations but it is not a must! I love just about anything here! About 15-20 minutes away from us.
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Corner Bistro
102 N Bridge St
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They do take reservations but it is not a must! I love just about anything here! About 15-20 minutes away from us.
Escape Bellaire
735 East Cayuga Street
Great for anyone to visit if you’re looking for something quick, easy but really good! The Mexican is our favorite flautas and homemade salsa!
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Short's Brewing Company Production Facility
211 Industrial Park
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Great for anyone to visit if you’re looking for something quick, easy but really good! The Mexican is our favorite flautas and homemade salsa!
Elk Rapids is perfect for a family day! We like a couple places right downtown within walking distance from the beach. First though, there’s a ice cream shop right downtown that’s a must. A little pricey but we love their waffle cones. You cannot go inside. You just order from an outside window. Pearl’s is not walking distance but many vacationers love it. Great for kids and a neat atmosphere. I love their seafood chowder! Cellar 152- great local made food. Outside porch. TC Charlie quick food Towns Club is a family bar and good food. Chef Charlie pizza but honestly we love all the food at the General Store downtown. We get it to go and have a picnic at the beach. My oldest is a Chef and she loves the Chinese restaurant. One of our favorites, is American House but I’m not sure when they open. These are all within walking distance. The damn shop/food truck I have heard is very good but haven’t been yet. My other daughter loves Shorts. They have a Mexican food truck there she loves but I haven’t been there either. 😁
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Elk Rapids
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Elk Rapids is perfect for a family day! We like a couple places right downtown within walking distance from the beach. First though, there’s a ice cream shop right downtown that’s a must. A little pricey but we love their waffle cones. You cannot go inside. You just order from an outside window. Pearl’s is not walking distance but many vacationers love it. Great for kids and a neat atmosphere. I love their seafood chowder! Cellar 152- great local made food. Outside porch. TC Charlie quick food Towns Club is a family bar and good food. Chef Charlie pizza but honestly we love all the food at the General Store downtown. We get it to go and have a picnic at the beach. My oldest is a Chef and she loves the Chinese restaurant. One of our favorites, is American House but I’m not sure when they open. These are all within walking distance. The damn shop/food truck I have heard is very good but haven’t been yet. My other daughter loves Shorts. They have a Mexican food truck there she loves but I haven’t been there either. 😁
The owner is the best and my beautiful sister works there and makes everyone’s day! I love this place!
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M88 Morning Grind
614 E Cayuga St
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The owner is the best and my beautiful sister works there and makes everyone’s day! I love this place!

Family/Park/Picnic

This beautiful town is a perfect whole day beach trip without the business of Traverse City. In Elk Rapids, they have a clean, big beach with plenty of parking. Perfect for families. Town is within walking distance with many choices for good food. I love walking around and looking at all the unique things this town has to offer. Shorts brewery is here as well but on a much smaller scale. Ethanology is a must to visit! One of my favorite places. The Walk of Art and bike trails are fabulous!
Spend a day in this beautiful town! It has everything you need without the city traffic! Only about 15 minutes away from us.
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Elk Rapids
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Spend a day in this beautiful town! It has everything you need without the city traffic! Only about 15 minutes away from us.
This is only about 10 minutes away from us.
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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Hwy
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This is only about 10 minutes away from us.
This is only about 15 minutes away from us.
Elk Rapids Sandbar
This is only about 15 minutes away from us.
Have patients during the summer months and start your day early. This is only about 30 minutes away from us.
Grand Traverse Bay
Have patients during the summer months and start your day early. This is only about 30 minutes away from us.
Best cider and cinnamon sugar donuts!!! There are two King’s Orchard, so please google and decide which Orchard would work best for you. This is about 20 minutes away from us.
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King Orchards
4620 M-88
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Best cider and cinnamon sugar donuts!!! There are two King’s Orchard, so please google and decide which Orchard would work best for you. This is about 20 minutes away from us.
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Leelanau State Park
15310 N Lighthouse Point Rd
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Sightseeing

Hiking trails, sightseeing
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Walk of Art Sculpture Park
920 S Bay Shore Dr
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Hiking trails, sightseeing
This is about 5-10 minutes away from us.
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Rapid River
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This is about 5-10 minutes away from us.
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Traverse City Wine & Beer Tours
891 Industrial Cir
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This is a wonderful place to visit for fun or just for the sights. When the leaves are in season this is the spot for pictures! This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Shanty Creek Resort
5780 Shanty Creek Rd
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This is a wonderful place to visit for fun or just for the sights. When the leaves are in season this is the spot for pictures! This is about 15 minutes away from us.
So much unique, local restaurants and shopping. Parks, walking trails and beaches. This is about 30 minutes away from us.
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Hardy Parking Garage
303 E State St
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So much unique, local restaurants and shopping. Parks, walking trails and beaches. This is about 30 minutes away from us.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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Do private tours of the 1800 state hospital. Lots of shopping and restaurants. Great grounds for walking trails.
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
1200 W Eleventh St
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Do private tours of the 1800 state hospital. Lots of shopping and restaurants. Great grounds for walking trails.
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Jack Pine Lumberjack Show
10510 US-23
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Great place for everyone! Hiking/Biking/Walking, just being outside with nature and getting fresh air. This is about 15 minutes away from us.
Glacial Hills South Trailhead Parking
Vandermark Road
Great place for everyone! Hiking/Biking/Walking, just being outside with nature and getting fresh air. This is about 15 minutes away from us.
A MUST SEE if you have the time! Spend the day and enjoy yourselves!
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Empire Bluff Trailhead
Empire Bluff Trail
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A MUST SEE if you have the time! Spend the day and enjoy yourselves!
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Traverse Area Recreation Trail
Traverse Area Recreation Trail
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If hiking isn’t what you want to do. A casino isn’t far! Along with wonderful views just for a drive and fabulous restaurants!
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Leelanau Peninsula
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If hiking isn’t what you want to do. A casino isn’t far! Along with wonderful views just for a drive and fabulous restaurants!
https://www.grassriver.org/maps-and-trails.html Great place for a hike.
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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Hwy
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https://www.grassriver.org/maps-and-trails.html Great place for a hike.
https://www.kalkaskacounty.net/departments/parks_and_recreation/rugg_pond_natural_area.php Beautiful and peaceful!
Rugg Pond
https://www.kalkaskacounty.net/departments/parks_and_recreation/rugg_pond_natural_area.php Beautiful and peaceful!
https://www.gtrlc.org/recreation-events/preserve/seven-bridges/
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Seven Bridges Nature Area
Valley Road
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https://www.gtrlc.org/recreation-events/preserve/seven-bridges/
Deadmans Hill Rd, Warner Township, MI 49730, Verenigde Staten
Once in a lifetime experience!
SkyBridge Michigan
Once in a lifetime experience!

Food scene

This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Riverwalk Grill and Taproom
106 Ames St
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
The seafood corn chowder soup is to die for! This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
617 Ames St
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The seafood corn chowder soup is to die for! This is about 15 minutes away from us.
This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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The Local
145 Ames St
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Harbor Cafe
129 River St
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Bubba's
428 E Front St
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This is about 30 minutes away from us.
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The Little Fleet
448 E Front St
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This is about 30 minutes away from us.
I love everything here but right now I am obsessed with their mushroom pizza!
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North Peak Brewing Company
400 W Front St
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I love everything here but right now I am obsessed with their mushroom pizza!
Great food, especially breakfast!
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Smoke On the Water
103 Park Ave
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Great food, especially breakfast!
Best Mussels!
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East Park Tavern
307 Bridge St
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Best Mussels!
Great food! This is about 20 minutes away from us. Which is also a casino in the same building.
Bourbons 72
7741 M-72
Great food! This is about 20 minutes away from us. Which is also a casino in the same building.
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Corner Bistro
102 N Bridge St
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This place has fabulous food but it is very pricey!
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Boathouse Restaurant
14039 Peninsula Dr
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This place has fabulous food but it is very pricey!
Everything I have ate here has been wonderful!
Cambria Hotel Traverse City
Everything I have ate here has been wonderful!
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Apache Trout Grill
13671 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Torch Lake Café
4990 US-31
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This is only about 10 minutes away from us. There is a casino in the same building.
Bourbons 72
7741 M-72
This is only about 10 minutes away from us. There is a casino in the same building.
This is about five minutes from us & great pizza!
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Mico's Torch Riviera
12899 Cherry Avenue
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This is about five minutes from us & great pizza!

Social Visit

This is about 15 minutes from us. No matter what you order everything is fabulous.
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 N Bridge St
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This is about 15 minutes from us. No matter what you order everything is fabulous.
Warm, local, upscale all locally sourced ingredients. This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Ethanology
127 Olds
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Warm, local, upscale all locally sourced ingredients. This is about 15 minutes away from us.
The owner has been a local and supportive part of this beautiful area. It is definitely worth the 2 mile trip to Alden.
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Vista Ridge Vineyards
9104 Helena Rd
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The owner has been a local and supportive part of this beautiful area. It is definitely worth the 2 mile trip to Alden.
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Hello Vino
122 N Bridge St
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Bellaire Lanes & Games
4800 S M 88 Hwy
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Mammoth Distilling
109 N Bridge St
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Bee Well Meadery
116 North Bridge Street
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
This is about 15-20 minutes away from us.
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Cellar 152
152 River St
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This is about 15-20 minutes away from us.
If you are looking for a full menu and the whole Short’s experience. You must travel to Bellaire.
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Short's Brewing Company Production Facility
211 Industrial Park
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If you are looking for a full menu and the whole Short’s experience. You must travel to Bellaire.
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7 Monks Taproom
128 S Union St
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Rare Bird Brewpub
229 Lake Ave
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Low Bar
128 S Union St
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Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge
2521 N West Bay Shore Dr
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel
7741 M-72
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.

Skiing/Golfing/Fishing/Hunting/Snowmobiling

We have so many different attractions up in Northern Michigan besides the beauty and peacefulness. In the summer it is all about Torch Lake, the beaches and Traverse City. In the fall it is all about the beautiful changing colors of the trees. In the winter it is about hunting, snowmobiling on our beautifully groomed trails and skiing. And in the spring we fish and hunt for morel mushrooms.
This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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Shanty Creek Resort
5780 Shanty Creek Rd
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This is about 15 minutes away from us.
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The Bear Golf Course
Valleyway Drive
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Schuss Mountain Ski Shop
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