Christine's Guidebook

Christine
Christine's Guidebook

Outdoor Adventures

31.5 miles of mountain biking/hiking opportunities.
You can rent bikes at a local bike shop. Paddles and pedals offers several options.
Glacial Hills South Trailhead Parking
Vandermark Road
You can rent bikes at a local bike shop. Paddles and pedals offers several options.
My husband and I are road bikers and love to visit this store. They have everything you need to create a great experience.
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Paddles & Pedals
206 N Bridge St
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My husband and I are road bikers and love to visit this store. They have everything you need to create a great experience.
This a once in a life time view and experience. If you plan on visiting you may want to plan for the entire day. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes if you plan on walking the Dunes. It is not for the weak and weary.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 W Front St
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This a once in a life time view and experience. If you plan on visiting you may want to plan for the entire day. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes if you plan on walking the Dunes. It is not for the weak and weary.
Great place to hike and be adventurous.
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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Hwy
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Great place to hike and be adventurous.
Great sighting and hiking opportunities!
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Walk of Art Sculpture Park
920 S Bay Shore Dr
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Great sighting and hiking opportunities!
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Ranch Rudolf
6841 Brown Bridge Rd
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Coyote Bill's
3820 Stover Rd
Great place for skiing ⛷!
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Shanty Creek Resort - Summit Village
5780 Shanty Creek Rd
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Great place for skiing ⛷!

Sightseeing

This amazing lake has been voted the third most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic. We spend most of our summer days and evenings on this prestigious lake.
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Torch Lake
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This amazing lake has been voted the third most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic. We spend most of our summer days and evenings on this prestigious lake.
Travel 20 miles North and find yourself visiting a quant community that is housed between Lake Michigan and Round Lake.
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Charlevoix
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Travel 20 miles North and find yourself visiting a quant community that is housed between Lake Michigan and Round Lake.
This is a must see if you are visiting Charlevoix. Amazing unique homes that have been featured world wide.
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Mushroom House Tours
106 Bridge St
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This is a must see if you are visiting Charlevoix. Amazing unique homes that have been featured world wide.

Boat Rentals

Make sure you plan ahead due to the popularity of our area in the summer months.
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Butch's Tackle & Marine
6235 Crystal Springs Road
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Make sure you plan ahead due to the popularity of our area in the summer months.
Another great place for boat renting options. Full service marina.
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Dewitt Marine
6509 Crystal Springs Rd
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Another great place for boat renting options. Full service marina.
Another great boat rental. Make sure you plan in advance.
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Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Dr
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Another great boat rental. Make sure you plan in advance.

Food scene

My husband and I absolutely love this venue. It has a casual atmosphere with a fine dining experience. It is on an upscale menu, but the value of the food is well worth it. We highly recommend the fresh whitefish from John Cross’s fish market. The stewed tomatoes are to die for!
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Terry's of Charlevoix
101 Antrim St
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My husband and I absolutely love this venue. It has a casual atmosphere with a fine dining experience. It is on an upscale menu, but the value of the food is well worth it. We highly recommend the fresh whitefish from John Cross’s fish market. The stewed tomatoes are to die for!
This is the best breakfast in town located only 3.8 miles from our location. This is not a fancy establishment, but you will never beat their breakfast. We visit often and enjoy all of there bake goods as well!
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Touch Of Class Cafe And Bakery
2379 S Main St
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This is the best breakfast in town located only 3.8 miles from our location. This is not a fancy establishment, but you will never beat their breakfast. We visit often and enjoy all of there bake goods as well!
This is a MUST visit place. The beer, cider and food is ALWAYS AMAZING. Due to Covid you have to have a reservation, so make sure you plan for it. They also offer curbside pick up. Our favorite is the Sketches of Winkle in a wrap! ❤️
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 N Bridge St
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This is a MUST visit place. The beer, cider and food is ALWAYS AMAZING. Due to Covid you have to have a reservation, so make sure you plan for it. They also offer curbside pick up. Our favorite is the Sketches of Winkle in a wrap! ❤️
This is typical bar food but it is located right on Torch Lake. The only place to eat on the water. Call to see if reservations are necessary due to the Covid.
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Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Dr
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This is typical bar food but it is located right on Torch Lake. The only place to eat on the water. Call to see if reservations are necessary due to the Covid.

Wine and Cocktail Bar

We love stop in for great specialty drinks and a charcuterie board.
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Hello Vino
122 N Bridge St
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We love stop in for great specialty drinks and a charcuterie board.
Great local spirits .
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Mammoth Distilling
109 N Bridge St
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Great local spirits .
Yet another place to try local spirits all within a block!
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Bee Well Mead & Cidery
116 N Bridge St
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Yet another place to try local spirits all within a block!
A traditional bar food and beer experience that locals love.
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Bellaire Bar & Restaurant
217 N Bridge St
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A traditional bar food and beer experience that locals love.
Signature cocktails that are locally sourced. Upscale vibe.
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Ethanology
127 Olds
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Signature cocktails that are locally sourced. Upscale vibe.

Local grocery stores

This a great place to get groceries, gas, liquor and beer. It is small but it will have everything you need. It is approximately 4 miles away.
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Eastport Market
5431 US-31
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This a great place to get groceries, gas, liquor and beer. It is small but it will have everything you need. It is approximately 4 miles away.
This is another small grocery store that is 3.5 miles away from your location.
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Village Market
7993 W Old State Rd
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This is another small grocery store that is 3.5 miles away from your location.

Wine Tastings and Tours

There are a vast varieties of winery to sample and breathtaking views.
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Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail
15900 Rue Devin
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There are a vast varieties of winery to sample and breathtaking views.
This is a favorite of ours that is 1.5 miles from your location. Amazing ciders and local wines.
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Cellar 1914
5833 Shooks Rd
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This is a favorite of ours that is 1.5 miles from your location. Amazing ciders and local wines.
Another local winery with a beautiful tasting room with beautiful views.
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Torch Lake Cellars
5245 Clam Lake Rd
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Another local winery with a beautiful tasting room with beautiful views.