Gifts, Collectables, Antiques and other Treasures Created by Local Artists can be found here.
When you Stay in Benzie plan to spend some time shopping for treasures or tasting the local cousine. The Benzie area has many vendors ranging from quaint boutiques to art galleries to antique stores.
Benzie County has great resort shopping.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for friends and family back home or a memento for yourself, you’ll be pleased with the array of choices. Take your time. wander through the small towns and villages scattered around the “smallest county in Michigan”.
Park your car or bicycle (yes, there’s an extensive bike trail here linking a few of the towns) and re-discover what it’s like to walk along charming tree-shaded streets. There are plentiful gift and T-shirt offerings, art galleries featuring local artists and scenes and antique shops with great selections, and even wine tasting!
You’ll be surprised at the variety of items for sale in a charming bookstore, a three-story designer showroom of home decor & furnishings, a one-one-a-kind specialty lighting and accessories shop and even a kitchen store for leisurely browsing. If it’s groceries you’ll be needing, because you plan to cook your own meals, you’ll find choices there as well. Honor Market is well known for their meats and offer unique products from local companies and orchards.
The old-fashioned dimestore is fun for all ages! Don’t forget the well-stocked gift shops located in spots many visitors may miss: Paul Oliver Memorial hospital, Point Betsie Lighthouse and Crystal Lake Art Center. You can even return home with a pair of handmade leather shoes or a belt.
Is someone in your family a gardener? According to many return visitors, the local garden center is “not to be missed”. When you Stay in Benzie once, a return visit is nearly guaranteed. The great shopping is just one of the many reasons you’ll come back again and again.