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Up-North Attractions in the Benzie Area

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 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 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.

 

 

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Gwen Frostic Prints, LLC

5140 River Rd
Benzonia, MI 49616

Phone: (231) 882-5505
Web site: http://www.gwenfrostic.com
Region: Benzonia

Hand-crafted block prints by world-renowned artist Gwen Frostic, printed on-site.
Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

132 Coast Guard Rd.
Frankfort, MI 49635

Phone: (231) 352-4151
Web site: http://www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org
Region: Frankfort / Elberta

The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts is Benzie Countys only general arts organization, offering contemporar ...
Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm & Boutique

4907 River Rd
Frankfort, MI 49635

Phone: (231) 920-7085
Web site: http://www.crystallakealpacafarm.com
Region: Frankfort / Elberta

Alpaca Boutique has exquisite items from enchanting Alpacas. We carry yarn from our animals plus hats, socks, mitten ...
Frankfort Sailing Excursions LLC

2 Second St
Frankfort, MI 49635

Phone: (231) 360-0307
Region: Frankfort / Elberta

Enjoy a one of a kind sailing adventure on Lake Michigan. Your trip begins aboard a U.S. Coast Guard and Michigan D. ...
Greenpoint Flyers Association, Inc

2826 Rudy's Trail
Elberta, MI 49628

Phone: (616) 283-1798
Region: Frankfort / Elberta

Greenpoint Flyers Association is blessed to be located in Benzie county. The unique geography of the west facing 370 ...
Point Betsie Lighthouse

3701 Point Betsie Rd
Frankfort, MI 49635

Phone: (231) 352-7666
Web site: http://www.pointbetsie.org
Region: Frankfort / Elberta

Stunning view of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Gift Shop. Tours late May to early Oct. Call ahead.
Michigan Legacy Art Park - Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr,
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Phone: (231) 378-4963
Web site: http://www.michlegacyartpark.org
Region: Thompsonville

A place that connects man to nature. Unique blend of art, nature and history, featuring more than 30 works of art. ...
The Park at Water’s Edge

12500 Mountain Dr,
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Phone: (231) 882-4904
Web site: http://www.crystalmountain.com
Region: Thompsonville

One acre outdoor water complex featuring 4,200 sq. ft. pool with pipe falls, crawl tub, water cannon and slide, 32 f ...
Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm

17745 Moore Rd.
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Phone: (231) 864-3991
Web site: http://www.betsieriverlilyfarm.biz/
Region: Thompsonville

Flowers in the field, you select, we dig! andGarden Art galore!
Betsie River Pathway - Pere Marquette State Forest

King Road & Longstreet Road
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Phone: (231) 922-5280
Web site: http://www.michigan.org/property/betsie-river-pathway
Region: Thompsonville

Shorter loop climbs wooded, hilly terrain, descends to Betsie River. Longer loop is hardwood forest and meadow.

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Phone: (877) 462-4202
Web site: http://www.crystalmountain.com
Region: Thompsonville

An independentfamily owned, year-round resort featuring some of the finest lodging in the Midwest, the elegant Cryst ...
Platte River State Fish Hatchery

US 31
Honor, MI 49640

Phone: (231) 325-4611
Region: Honor and Lake Ann

Largest fish hatchery east of Mississippi River. Open 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. Call ahead.
Champion Hill Golf Course

510 N. Marshall Rd
Beulah, MI 49617

Phone: (231) 882-9200
Web site: http://www.championhill.com
Region: Beulah

An 18 hole championship course located in the highlands of Benzie County. Champion Hill is distinguished by its scen ...
Interlochen Center for the Arts

4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643

Phone: (231) 276-7200
Web site: http://www.interlochen.org/
Region: Interlochen

Interlochen Center for the Arts holds concerts and events year round. Visitwebsite for schedules.
COGNiTiON Science and Discovery Center

244 S Benzie Blvd
Beulah, MI 49617

Phone: (231) 383-4095
Web site: http://www.DiscoverCognition.org
Region: Beulah/Benzonia

COGNiTiON Science and Discovery Center is a place that will provide a variety of exciting hands-on exhibits for kids ...
Area 31

303 N Michigan Ave
Beulah, MI 49617

Phone: (231) 651-0905
Web site: http://www.area31beulah.com
Region: Beulah/Benzonia

Located in the quaint Village of Beulah on the east end of Crystal Lake. Area 31 offers a summertime of fun!
Fantail Farm LLC

4700 Wallaker Rd
Benzonia, MI 49616

Phone: (231) 930-7216
Web site: http://fantailfarmllc.com
Region: Benzie County

Horse drawn wagon rides at your location or here on the farm. Sleigh rides at Fantail Farm. Horse drawn vehicles for ...
Benzie Area RC Club

13531 LIndy Rd
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Phone: (231) 640-2366
Web site: http://www.benziearearc.com
Region: Benzie County

Club members guests regularly fly model Remote Control airplanes for recreational purposes year round. . In the goo ...
Platte Plains Trail

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Empire, MI 49630

Phone: (231) 326-4700
Web site: https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/trailplatteplains.htm
Region: Empire

The Platte Plains trail system has about 15 miles of trails through the maple-beech and pine forest that gives the h ...

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Area 31

303 N Michigan Ave
Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 651-0905
Region: Beulah/Benzonia
Located in the quaint Village of Beulah on the east end of Crystal Lake. Area 31 offers a summertime of fun!

Benzie Area RC Club

13531 LIndy Rd
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (231) 640-2366
Region: Benzie County
Club members guests regularly fly model Remote Control airplanes for recreational purposes year round. . In the goo ...

Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm

17745 Moore Rd.
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (231) 864-3991
Region: Thompsonville
Flowers in the field, you select, we dig! andGarden Art galore!

Betsie River Pathway - Pere Marquette State Forest

King Road & Longstreet Road
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (231) 922-5280
Region: Thompsonville
Shorter loop climbs wooded, hilly terrain, descends to Betsie River. Longer loop is hardwood forest and meadow.

Betsie Valley Trail

Beulah, MI 49617
22 miles of hiking and biking trail from Frankfort, through Elberta andBeulah, to Thompsonville. Owned by the Michig ...

Champion Hill Golf Course

510 N. Marshall Rd
Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 882-9200
Region: Beulah
An 18 hole championship course located in the highlands of Benzie County. Champion Hill is distinguished by its scen ...

COGNiTiON Science and Discovery Center

244 S Benzie Blvd
Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 383-4095
Region: Beulah/Benzonia
COGNiTiON Science and Discovery Center is a place that will provide a variety of exciting hands-on exhibits for kids ...

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm & Boutique

4907 River Rd
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: (231) 920-7085
Region: Frankfort / Elberta
Alpaca Boutique has exquisite items from enchanting Alpacas. We carry yarn from our animals plus hats, socks, mitten ...

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (877) 462-4202 (877) 462-4202
Region: Thompsonville
An independentfamily owned, year-round resort featuring some of the finest lodging in the Midwest, the elegant Cryst ... More

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

132 Coast Guard Rd.
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: (231) 352-4151
Region: Frankfort / Elberta
The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts is Benzie Countys only general arts organization, offering contemporar ...

Fantail Farm LLC

4700 Wallaker Rd
Benzonia, MI 49616
Phone: (231) 930-7216
Region: Benzie County
Horse drawn wagon rides at your location or here on the farm. Sleigh rides at Fantail Farm. Horse drawn vehicles for ...

Frankfort Sailing Excursions LLC

2 Second St
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: (231) 360-0307
Region: Frankfort / Elberta
Enjoy a one of a kind sailing adventure on Lake Michigan. Your trip begins aboard a U.S. Coast Guard and Michigan D. ...

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy - Coastal Nature Preserve Trails

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

Protecting Significant Natural, Scenic and Farm Lands, and Advancing Stewardship, Now And For All Future Generation ...

Greenpoint Flyers Association, Inc

2826 Rudy's Trail
Elberta, MI 49628
Phone: (616) 283-1798
Region: Frankfort / Elberta
Greenpoint Flyers Association is blessed to be located in Benzie county. The unique geography of the west facing 370 ...

Gwen Frostic Prints, LLC

5140 River Rd
Benzonia, MI 49616
Phone: (231) 882-5505
Region: Benzonia
Hand-crafted block prints by world-renowned artist Gwen Frostic, printed on-site.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643
Phone: (231) 276-7200
Region: Interlochen
Interlochen Center for the Arts holds concerts and events year round. Visitwebsite for schedules.

Michigan Legacy Art Park - Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr,
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (231) 378-4963
Region: Thompsonville
A place that connects man to nature.

Unique blend of art, nature and history, featuring more than 30 works of art. ...

Mystery Spot-Gravity Hill

7018 Putney Rd. (nearest address)
Arcadia, MI 49613
Benzie Bucket List #30, Marvel at Gravity Hill in Blaine Township on Putney Road.

Platte Plains Trail

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Empire, MI 49630
Phone: (231) 326-4700
Region: Empire
The Platte Plains trail system has about 15 miles of trails through the maple-beech and pine forest that gives the h ...

Platte River State Fish Hatchery

US 31
Honor, MI 49640
Phone: (231) 325-4611
Region: Honor and Lake Ann
Largest fish hatchery east of Mississippi River. Open 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. Call ahead.

Point Betsie Lighthouse

3701 Point Betsie Rd
Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: (231) 352-7666
Region: Frankfort / Elberta
Stunning view of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Gift Shop. Tours late May to early Oct. Call ahead.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

9922 Front St M-72
Empire, MI 49630
Phone: (231) 326-5134
Challenge the Dune Climb, hike the trails, walk along Lake Michigans shore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Outdoor Activities

Empire, MI 49630
hiking, biking, trails, snowshoe, cross country ski, dunes

The Park at Water’s Edge

12500 Mountain Dr,
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Phone: (231) 882-4904 (800) 968-7686
Region: Thompsonville
One acre outdoor water complex featuring 4,200 sq. ft. pool with pipe falls, crawl tub, water cannon and slide, 32 f ...

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