Guidebook for Central Lake and Surrounding Areas

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Guidebook for Central Lake and Surrounding Areas

Food Scene

The Blue Pelican has it all. Good food, good drinks, friendly service. Live entertainment Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and karaoke after 9pm!
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The Blue Pelican Inn & Restaurant
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The Blue Pelican has it all. Good food, good drinks, friendly service. Live entertainment Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and karaoke after 9pm!
The name says it all!
Classic Pizza
2461 M-88
The name says it all!
We love the soft pretzels with 3 dips and of course the beer!
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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We love the soft pretzels with 3 dips and of course the beer!
Great smoked fish. We love the whitefish pate!
Bellaire Smokehouse
508 N Bridge St
Great smoked fish. We love the whitefish pate!
Great views and good food!
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Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Drive
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Great views and good food!
Great restaurant with lots of live music and good food!
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Torch Lake Café
4990 US-31
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Great restaurant with lots of live music and good food!
Yummy small plates!
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Corner Bistro
102 N Bridge St
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Yummy small plates!
Another yummy Bellaire restaurant. Less crowded than Shorts, but still great!
13 locals raden deze aan
Toonie's Fish & Steak House
216 N Bridge St
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Another yummy Bellaire restaurant. Less crowded than Shorts, but still great!
A newer Bellaire restaurant with interesting and yummy dishes!
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Terrain
213 North Bridge Street
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A newer Bellaire restaurant with interesting and yummy dishes!
Great Breakfast and Brunch spot!
Lunch Box
562 Main St
Great Breakfast and Brunch spot!
Great coffee and bakery! The cakes and cookies are super yummy!
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Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery
105 N Bridge St
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Great coffee and bakery! The cakes and cookies are super yummy!

Drinks & Nightlife

Lovely atmosphere, friendly people, and yummy drinks! We often grab a pizza and bring it over to eat with our drinks.
10 locals raden deze aan
Mammoth Distilling
2407 Main St
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Lovely atmosphere, friendly people, and yummy drinks! We often grab a pizza and bring it over to eat with our drinks.
Gorgeous location with great views, good wine, and friendly people!
15 locals raden deze aan
Torch Lake Cellars
5245 Clam Lake Rd
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Gorgeous location with great views, good wine, and friendly people!
Cool atmosphere and great cider!
10 locals raden deze aan
Bee Well Mead & Cider
3533 S Derenzy Rd
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Cool atmosphere and great cider!

Shopping

Great for house knick-knacks, unique clothing, and up north charm!
Adams Madams
2385 S Main St
Great for house knick-knacks, unique clothing, and up north charm!
If they don't have it, you don't need it! Great old 5 and dime store with many unique items. Kids don't let us leave without at least one trip to Bachmann's every time we stay!
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Bachmann's Store
2415 Michigan 88
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If they don't have it, you don't need it! Great old 5 and dime store with many unique items. Kids don't let us leave without at least one trip to Bachmann's every time we stay!
Great toy store with lots of good learning toys and NO electronics!
Little Treasures Toy and Gift
Great toy store with lots of good learning toys and NO electronics!

Parks & Nature

Great hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing
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Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area Trailhead
3417 Eckhardt Rd
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Great hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing
Find more info here: https://www.grassriver.org/maps-and-trails.html
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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Highway
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Find more info here: https://www.grassriver.org/maps-and-trails.html
The North Street Nature Trail is a great 1 mile loop for hiking or biking in Central Lake. It's located on the west end of North Street in Downtown Central Lake. It's about a 3 mile walk from the house through the loop and back to the house. See if you can spot some of the painted rocks that families/kids leave on the trail!
North Street
The North Street Nature Trail is a great 1 mile loop for hiking or biking in Central Lake. It's located on the west end of North Street in Downtown Central Lake. It's about a 3 mile walk from the house through the loop and back to the house. See if you can spot some of the painted rocks that families/kids leave on the trail!

Entertainment & Activities

Fabulous apple picking! TONS of honeycrisps to pick right off the trees! Don't find that downstate easily!
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King Orchards
4620 Michigan 88
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Fabulous apple picking! TONS of honeycrisps to pick right off the trees! Don't find that downstate easily!
Cross country and downhill skiing and tubing in winter months, golf in summer months
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Shanty Creek Resort
5780 Shanty Creek Rd
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Cross country and downhill skiing and tubing in winter months, golf in summer months
Downhill and cross-country skiing and tubing and indoor waterpark
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Boyne Mountain Resort
1 Boyne Mountain Road
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Downhill and cross-country skiing and tubing and indoor waterpark
Torch Lake Tour is a new winery, brewery, meadery, and distillery tour around Torch Lake. Check them out at: http://www.torchlaketour.com/ There are links to transportation options on the website.
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Torch Lake
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Torch Lake Tour is a new winery, brewery, meadery, and distillery tour around Torch Lake. Check them out at: http://www.torchlaketour.com/ There are links to transportation options on the website.

Arts & Culture

Hands on museum. Check website for hours, which are more limited in winter months.
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Raven Hill Discovery Center
4737 Fuller Rd
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Hands on museum. Check website for hours, which are more limited in winter months.

Essentials

Some food, good wine and liquor selection, deli, DVD and video game rental, lots of odds and ends
Corner Store-Lakeside
2410 Rushton Rd
Some food, good wine and liquor selection, deli, DVD and video game rental, lots of odds and ends
Very close to the house and has most grocery items that you'll need.
Village Market
7993 W Old State Rd
Very close to the house and has most grocery items that you'll need.
A bit bigger than the grocery store in Central Lake, so a nice option if you want more choices.
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Family Fare Supermarket
211 S Division St
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A bit bigger than the grocery store in Central Lake, so a nice option if you want more choices.