Tucked along Lake Michigan is one of Northern Michigan's best kept secrets - Benzie County - where we're known more for our wildlife than our nightlife. The natural beauty of the area and the numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation are strong influences.
Cultural activities include events sponsored by the Benzie Area Historical Society, and concerts presented by the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra and the Community Chorus. Of special note is the opportunities to attend world-class performances at the nearby, internationally-recognized Interlochen Arts Academy.
Benzie area history and culture with captivating displays.
Our mailing address: P.O. Box 185, Benzonia, MI 49616
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
Children’s playground, on beautiful Betsie Bay.
Interlochen Center for the Arts holds concerts and events year round. Visit website for schedules.
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.
Historic community building available to organizations, businesses, families, and individuals. The meeting space is appropriate for a wide variety of meetings and events and has a well equipped kitchen along with tables and chairs. The Benzonia Public Library welcomes all residents and visitors. Mills Hall, with a stage, has recently been made available for theatrical or musical presentations, lectures, educational, business seminars and other meetings.
Largest fish hatchery east of Mississippi River. Open 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. Call ahead.
Stunning view of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Tours late May to early Oct. Call ahead.
You can hike about 100 miles of designated trails in the Lakeshore. There are thirteen trails on the mainland for hiking, and most of them are maintained during the winter for cross country skiing, and snowshoeing too. Each trail has a trailhead with a parking area. Hiking trails on the dunes are marked by blue-tipped posts. SB Dunes Hiking Trails
Ride the winding back roads of Sleeping Bear Dunes and pedal through history on old farm roads and former logging roads. Enjoy the fields, forests, and fresh air on your bicycle!
Bicycling is permitted only on maintained roads in the park. For more information please visit our website. SB Dunes Bicycling Trails
Challenge the Dune Climb, hike the trails, walk along Lake Michigan’s shore