Brian’s guidebook

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Brian’s guidebook

Food scene

Small Plates/Sharing type of dinning inside and out with an intimate bar area in back-It can get busy-so, making reservations well in advance is recommended. Truffle fries are a favorite!
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Corner Bistro
102 N Bridge St
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Small Plates/Sharing type of dinning inside and out with an intimate bar area in back-It can get busy-so, making reservations well in advance is recommended. Truffle fries are a favorite!
Great Food-famous for the Beer-try the pretzles as a quick appetizer- (kids menu available) usually has live music on the weekend -Shorts added an outdoor seating area and pavilion in town that becomes the entertainment venue when the weather permits or it’s a special event.
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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Great Food-famous for the Beer-try the pretzles as a quick appetizer- (kids menu available) usually has live music on the weekend -Shorts added an outdoor seating area and pavilion in town that becomes the entertainment venue when the weather permits or it’s a special event.
A restaurant with an evolving menu utilizing local ingredients-sophisticated bar with interesting cocktail offerings
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Terrain
213 North Bridge Street
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A restaurant with an evolving menu utilizing local ingredients-sophisticated bar with interesting cocktail offerings
Great hamburgers and fries- an old school type of bar with TV's where locals and tourist gather to watch sports ,etc.
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Bellaire Bar & Restaurant
217 N Bridge St
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Great hamburgers and fries- an old school type of bar with TV's where locals and tourist gather to watch sports ,etc.
Great place for breakfast-a local favorite for lunch and dinner
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Toonie's Fish & Steak House
216 N Bridge St
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Great place for breakfast-a local favorite for lunch and dinner
Only open for breakfast and lunch- quaint place with a lot of options on the menu
Lunch Box
106 E Cayuga St
Only open for breakfast and lunch- quaint place with a lot of options on the menu
On Beautiful Torch Lake- a bar/restaurant that offers burger baskets, sandwiches, wraps and more. Come in your most casual bathing/summer gear-Get here by boat or car- definitely a great way to experience Torch Lake-Continue on to Alden for ice cream and another neat public spot on Torch Lake - not to mention the unique shops.
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Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Drive
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On Beautiful Torch Lake- a bar/restaurant that offers burger baskets, sandwiches, wraps and more. Come in your most casual bathing/summer gear-Get here by boat or car- definitely a great way to experience Torch Lake-Continue on to Alden for ice cream and another neat public spot on Torch Lake - not to mention the unique shops.

Upscale Bar scene

Great spot for drinks made by their own distillery- occasional live music inside- a cosmopolitan feel in a small town
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Mammoth Distilling
109 N Bridge St
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Great spot for drinks made by their own distillery- occasional live music inside- a cosmopolitan feel in a small town
A cozy atmosphere-A variety of wines and custom cocktails- eclectic food menu-appetizers and more
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Hello Vino
122 N Bridge St
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A cozy atmosphere-A variety of wines and custom cocktails- eclectic food menu-appetizers and more
Unique and refreshing drinks in a warm rustic atmosphere with a great vibe- interesting beverages in their own category
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Bee Well Mead & Cider
116 N Bridge St
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Unique and refreshing drinks in a warm rustic atmosphere with a great vibe- interesting beverages in their own category

ice cream & more

A Bellaire staple- a family tradition or just because I need some ice cream- right in town, so a fun place to be
Ruthie's Chicken And Dairy Twist
201 N Bridge St
A Bellaire staple- a family tradition or just because I need some ice cream- right in town, so a fun place to be
On the “bend” of M88 a Coffee Shop with Lattes, Treats & more.
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M88 Morning Grind
102 North Bridge Street
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On the “bend” of M88 a Coffee Shop with Lattes, Treats & more.
A charming location with an assortment of fantastic bake goods- get there early.
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Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery
105 N Bridge St
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A charming location with an assortment of fantastic bake goods- get there early.

Inside Things to Do

A great place to see a movie- plays the latest releases- Comfortable seating and a Concession stand.
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Bellaire Cinema
112 North Bridge Street
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A great place to see a movie- plays the latest releases- Comfortable seating and a Concession stand.
A Bowling alley with an Arcade- Pizza & more
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Bellaire Lanes & Games
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A Bowling alley with an Arcade- Pizza & more
Bellaire Public Library
111 South Bridge Street
More than books

Pizza

Great Pizza & more-delivery after 4
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Papa K's Pizza Bellaire
201 S Division St
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Great Pizza & more-delivery after 4
the entire menu is available at a takeout window or inside near the gift shop-
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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the entire menu is available at a takeout window or inside near the gift shop-

Nearby Towns

Central Lake is a short drive on M88- The Pelican Inn is a great place to eat with outdoor Dinning & Tiki bar ( live music at times). Visit Fudgee’s ice cream & fudge shop for dessert. Mammoth distillery has a location here. Bachmann’s store is a historic “five and dime” with a little bit of everything. Further up the road is King’s Orchard (U pick fruit in season with a great market-apple cider, bake goods, etc.) Continuing along M88-a beautiful scenic drive- is Providence Organic Farm, Cafe and Natural market-finish your drive on M88 to Lake Michigan @ Barnes Park.
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Central Lake
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Central Lake is a short drive on M88- The Pelican Inn is a great place to eat with outdoor Dinning & Tiki bar ( live music at times). Visit Fudgee’s ice cream & fudge shop for dessert. Mammoth distillery has a location here. Bachmann’s store is a historic “five and dime” with a little bit of everything. Further up the road is King’s Orchard (U pick fruit in season with a great market-apple cider, bake goods, etc.) Continuing along M88-a beautiful scenic drive- is Providence Organic Farm, Cafe and Natural market-finish your drive on M88 to Lake Michigan @ Barnes Park.
Torch Lake Cafe- Great restaurant, usually featuring live music. Barnes Park on Lake Michigan has a beautiful shoreline to walk or swim at, and you can watch Sunsets. Just off of M88 is a public boat launch area at the North end of Torch Lake that's fun just to see and you can swim there
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Torch Lake Cafe- Great restaurant, usually featuring live music. Barnes Park on Lake Michigan has a beautiful shoreline to walk or swim at, and you can watch Sunsets. Just off of M88 is a public boat launch area at the North end of Torch Lake that's fun just to see and you can swim there
A cute little town on Torch lake with eclectic shops- check out the Mill House for unique Kitchen items, etc. The Lakeside Dip ice cream shop has plenty of seating next to it, or just stroll down to the Lake. Alden Outfitter’s has everything you’ll need for lake/river fun. Next door is The Pear Tree gallery & boutique. Across the street is the Torch Lake Beer Co., a good place to take a break.
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Alden
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A cute little town on Torch lake with eclectic shops- check out the Mill House for unique Kitchen items, etc. The Lakeside Dip ice cream shop has plenty of seating next to it, or just stroll down to the Lake. Alden Outfitter’s has everything you’ll need for lake/river fun. Next door is The Pear Tree gallery & boutique. Across the street is the Torch Lake Beer Co., a good place to take a break.
So much to do- check out the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce
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Traverse City
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So much to do- check out the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce
About an hour drive to the bridge and a Ferry ride gets you to the Island-planned correctly and you can be there for a 1/2 or full day and back by dark.
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Mackinac Island
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About an hour drive to the bridge and a Ferry ride gets you to the Island-planned correctly and you can be there for a 1/2 or full day and back by dark.

Recreation

A unique recreation area for Bellaire/Antrim County- Plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails (over 31.5 miles)
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Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area Trailhead
3417 Eckhardt Rd
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A unique recreation area for Bellaire/Antrim County- Plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails (over 31.5 miles)
A wonderful place to visit to experience Nature-there's a boardwalk trail system that takes you to the river, with plenty of side trails and sitting areas along the way- it's worth checking out-The snow shoeing they offer in the winter is a lot of fun
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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Highway
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A wonderful place to visit to experience Nature-there's a boardwalk trail system that takes you to the river, with plenty of side trails and sitting areas along the way- it's worth checking out-The snow shoeing they offer in the winter is a lot of fun
Great Eco-Tour company that offers Kayak, Canoeing, Rafting, etc. down the Jordan River in Scenic Jordan Valley- a close by location that is a lot of fun
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Jordan Valley Outfitters
311 N Lake St
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Great Eco-Tour company that offers Kayak, Canoeing, Rafting, etc. down the Jordan River in Scenic Jordan Valley- a close by location that is a lot of fun
A Water Trail System unique to our Area - developed by this non-profit organization- there is a wealth of information that can be utilized for enjoying the Upper and Lower Chain of Lakes waterways in and around Antrim County-(by Kayak, Canoe, etc.) All within driving distance.
Paddle Antrim
212 River Street
A Water Trail System unique to our Area - developed by this non-profit organization- there is a wealth of information that can be utilized for enjoying the Upper and Lower Chain of Lakes waterways in and around Antrim County-(by Kayak, Canoe, etc.) All within driving distance.
on the edge of town-features swimming, tennis & basketball courts- launch a kayak-playscapes,trails (paved), picnic tables and restrooms
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Richardi Park
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on the edge of town-features swimming, tennis & basketball courts- launch a kayak-playscapes,trails (paved), picnic tables and restrooms
Great store in town for all your outdoor clothing & accessories- Rentals available for land and water- make arrangements early
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Paddles & Pedals
206 North Bridge Street
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Great store in town for all your outdoor clothing & accessories- Rentals available for land and water- make arrangements early
Bellaire Chamber of Commerce
308 E Cayuga St
Great Resource