.....Northern Michigan Preserved
Beautiful Benzie County is an ideal vacation destination any time of year. With 60 miles of waterfront and sandy beaches, including 25 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, it's no mystery why people return year after year. We are home to a portion of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore where you'll find beaches, dunes, trails, and spectacular scenery.
Scenic Betsie Valley Trail extends 22 miles from Elberta, through Frankfort and Beulah, to Thompsonville. Spend some time with your family hiking or bicycling through our woods and quaint villages and along our shorelines. Lighthouse enthusiasts come to see, tour, and photograph our Lighthouses including the popular Point Betsie.
The Benzie area is rich in culture and history. Visit our Museums, Parks & Historical Sites page for more information. When you Stay In Benzie you are but a short drive from world famous Interlochen Center for the Arts where you'll find concerts and events year round.
Benzie is a Four Season Playground destination with something for everyone! From the #1 Resort in the Midwest, Crystal Mountain, to pristine beaches, lakes and rivers-- the possibilities are endless.
Benzie's best voices present will attended choral performances--Broadway, Big Band, Gospel. Box Office: 231-352-8142
Providing area musicians of all ages an opportunity to play and perform ina series of summer concerts since 1988.
Flowers in the field, you select, we dig! and Garden Art galore!
22 miles of hiking and biking trail from Frankfort, through Elberta and Beulah, to Thompsonville. Owned by the Michigan DNR and operated and maintained by Benzie County. Some parts are open to snowmobilers in the winter. Visit our website for more information and trail maps.
Evenings in July and August
Wednesdays in Elberta Park on the Betsie Bay!
Thursdays in Beulah at Beulah Park on Crystal Lake
Fridays in Frankfort at Mineral Springs Park on Betsie Bay
Hand-crafted block prints by world-renowned artist Gwen Frostic, printed on-site.
Interlochen Center for the Arts holds concerts and events year round. Visit website for schedules.
The action never stops. Gaming, restaurants.
A place that connects man to nature.
Unique blend of art, nature and history, featuring more than 30 works of art. Summer Sounds Outdoor Concerts at Crystal Mountain July-mid August
Taken at a leisurely pace with moments for reflection, a hike through the Park typically lasts between 90 minutes and two hours and covers up to 1.6 miles of hilly terrain.
Largest fish hatchery east of Mississippi River. Open 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. Call ahead.