Bike & Hike


Benzie County has many miles of hiking paths or biking trails and roads sure to please everyone, from the beginner to the expert.

Trails are full of nature, scenery, and even art. We are proud to be the home of Betsie Valley Trail and Michigan Legacy Art Park, not to mention the many miles of trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and with wonderful trails in Benzie County within the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy 

If you're looking for a good hike, or bicycle ride surrounded by the great outdoors, Stay In Benzie, you won't be disappointed with the abundance of choices here.

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Betsie River Pathway - Pere Marquette State Forest

King Road & Longstreet Road
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: 231-922-5280

Betsie Valley Trail

Beulah, MI 49617

Conundrum Café

603 Frankfort Hwy
Elberta, MI 49628
Phone: (231) 352-8150

Crystal Lake Adventure Sports

214 S Benzie Blvd
Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: 231-882-2527

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (877) 462-4202

Open Year Round: Yes

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy - Coastal Nature Preserve Trails

3860 N Long Lake Rd., Suite D.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-929-7911

Honor Trading Post

8294 Deadstream Rd.
Honor, MI 49640
Phone: 231-325-2202

Lake Ann Pathway

Reynolds Rd.
Lake Ann, MI 49643
Phone: 231-941-3400

Michigan Legacy Art Park - Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr,
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (231) 378-4963

Platte Plains Trail

Empire, MI 49630
Phone: 231-326-4700

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Outdoor Activities

Empire, MI 49630
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Betsie Valley Trail

The Betsie Valley Trail is owned by Michigan's DNR, but operated and maintained by the people here in Benzie County. The trail runs 22 miles from Elberta to Thompsonville passing through Frankfort and Beulah.


A great way to enjoy the entire trail in one day is to make arrangements with the Benzie Bus to be picked up at one location and transported to another, with your bicycles.  Reservations are required and be sure to let them know you'll need a bus with a bike rack.


Other trails in Benzie County include the Betsie River Pathway in the Pere Marquette State Forest and the Lake Ann Pathway, plus several great trails with The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. More information and maps can be obtained from their website links

Benzie County Visitors Bureau

P.O. Box 204 • Benzonia, MI 49616 • 800-882-5801

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