Summer Vacations in Beautiful Northwest Michigan


There is so much to do and so much to see during summer in Michigan's Northwest Lower Peninsula. Below are photos to give you an idea of all the great summer experiences to be enjoyed by all. Benzie is home to small cities such as Frankfort and quaint villages such as Elberta, Beulah, Honor and Thompsonville. Each area has its own appeal and you will find lodging choices in any of these areas to fit any budget.



Lodging in Northwest Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Crystal Lake and Platte Lakes

Stay in a Cozy place with a view. 
Charter Fish on Lake Michigan. 

 Sleeping Bear Dunes Hiking Trails
Explore trails in our parks and 
play Golf at one of our 8 courses.

 Crystal Mountain Golf

Benzie Sunset (Photo by Drew Smith)

Take in a sunset over Frankfort Harbor.

View the night stars and Milky Way.


Nightsky Up North (Photo by Drew Smith)

Bike to the beach (Photo by Drew Smith)


Ride bicycles to the beach and play in the water.

Shop at the Arts & Crafts - Fairs & Galleries.

Art & Craft Fairs.

Spend a day on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Picnic, soak up the sun, or just stroll along the on 
the shoreline at Peterson Beach which is part of
 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Enjoy cuisine from  great chefs. Our Dining 
page can help in your selection.

Great Restaurants - Great Chefs

Ride the Crystal Coaster at Crystal Mountain


Ride the Crystal Coaster.

Canoe or Kayak the rivers and see the wildlife.

Eagles (Photo by Drew Smith)


Bring your boat or rent a boat and enjoy 
summer water sports on our lakes.

Celebrate Independance Day in Benzie.


Enjoy summer sports on our lakes

4th of July Celebrations
Family reunions, Weddings, Anniversaries, all in Benzie

Crystal Spa

Family reunions, weddings, and friends all gather. 
Pamper yourself at one of our Spas.

Explore Historic Buildings in the area. 
Play at a waterpark with the family.
Crystal Mountain Water Park
Historic Buildings

Grill your Catch for the day (Photo by Drew Smith)


Grill the fish you/ve caught while fishing.


Walk along the beaches of Lake Michigan 
and maybe find some petoskey stones. 

Lake Michigan Shoreline (Photo by Drew Smith)


Stay In Benzie this summer and play in the water, sand and parks.

Benzie County Visitors Bureau

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

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