Guidebook for D4 Guests

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Guidebook for D4 Guests

Parks & Nature

Go Here! Voted most beautiful in the nation and it is! The GPS pin shows it is on N Manitou. Don't worry, it is not really ONLY on the island. It includes the Manitou Islands. you'll see them from the mainland park.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Go Here! Voted most beautiful in the nation and it is! The GPS pin shows it is on N Manitou. Don't worry, it is not really ONLY on the island. It includes the Manitou Islands. you'll see them from the mainland park.
This is the Empire village beach, so it is just a stroll away from the library and shops. You'll find the sands, shore, and sunsets of Lake Michigan.
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Empire Beach
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This is the Empire village beach, so it is just a stroll away from the library and shops. You'll find the sands, shore, and sunsets of Lake Michigan.
This is a great place to access the beach. The Shalda family were early settlers to Leelanau county and part of the reason there are references to "Bohemia" in northern Michigan. Czech it out! (pun intended)
Shalda Creek
This is a great place to access the beach. The Shalda family were early settlers to Leelanau county and part of the reason there are references to "Bohemia" in northern Michigan. Czech it out! (pun intended)
Nice hike (mostly uphill) and stunning views of the big lake and South Manitou.
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Pyramid Point Trail
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Nice hike (mostly uphill) and stunning views of the big lake and South Manitou.
Lake Leelanau DNR Boat Ramp (East)
7000-7998 East Bingham Road
Go to the new in 2020 Lime Lake Preserve (other side of the mountain!) There's a framed map on the 2nd bedroom wall of the conservancy locations! I have hiked Whaleback and Houdek. Both are lovely natural areas.
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Leelanau Conservancy
105 1st St
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Go to the new in 2020 Lime Lake Preserve (other side of the mountain!) There's a framed map on the 2nd bedroom wall of the conservancy locations! I have hiked Whaleback and Houdek. Both are lovely natural areas.
good service, reasonable prices, takes you right out to Lake MI
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Platte River Point
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good service, reasonable prices, takes you right out to Lake MI
beautiful area next to (and formerly part of) the historic State Hospital (now the Grand Traverse Commons)
Historic Barns Park
1500 Red Dr
beautiful area next to (and formerly part of) the historic State Hospital (now the Grand Traverse Commons)
Stunning views. The stone bench provides a pleasant stop to sit, think, and enjoy
Inspiration Point
Stunning views. The stone bench provides a pleasant stop to sit, think, and enjoy
This is the main park center. Start here. Enjoy the local beach. Grab a tasty and creative sandwich at Shipwreck Cafe, then head to the park! (aka National Lakeshore)
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
6748 South Dune Highway
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This is the main park center. Start here. Enjoy the local beach. Grab a tasty and creative sandwich at Shipwreck Cafe, then head to the park! (aka National Lakeshore)
Guided bike tours are available from this organization. Search for PHSB.org
Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear
3164 W Harbor Hwy
Guided bike tours are available from this organization. Search for PHSB.org

Arts & Culture

such fun!
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Traverse City Film Festival
232 East Front Street
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such fun!
If there is something happening at the Opera House, go! great venue and good performances.
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City Opera House
106 East Front Street
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If there is something happening at the Opera House, go! great venue and good performances.
If you are going to catch a movie, why not do it in an intimate setting that used to be the local museum inside the (former) zoo grounds?
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Bijou by the Bay
181 East Grandview Parkway
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If you are going to catch a movie, why not do it in an intimate setting that used to be the local museum inside the (former) zoo grounds?
Art collection and events at the Northwestern Michigan College. Initial endowment came from the Chef Pierre family (Dennos)
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Dennos Museum Center
1701 East Front Street
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Art collection and events at the Northwestern Michigan College. Initial endowment came from the Chef Pierre family (Dennos)
Wonderful concert series with international artists and shows by campers every summer.
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Michigan 137
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Wonderful concert series with international artists and shows by campers every summer.
if you are heading to the Grand Traverse Resort, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, or Petoskey for a day trip, this little gem is on your way!
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Music House Museum
7377 U.S. 31
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if you are heading to the Grand Traverse Resort, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, or Petoskey for a day trip, this little gem is on your way!

Entertainment & Activities

it's the national cherry festival! you have to do it at last once.
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National Cherry Festival
250 East Front Street
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it's the national cherry festival! you have to do it at last once.
Good wine and have outdoor summer concerts. Buy food or bring a picnic. BYO Chairs.
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Blustone Vineyards
780 North Sylt Road
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Good wine and have outdoor summer concerts. Buy food or bring a picnic. BYO Chairs.
Do you bike? Bring your ride! so many trails in the area: Traverse City, Boardman, From Suttons Bay to TC and in the National Lakeshore (Sleeping Bear)
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Tart Trails Inc
148 East Front Street
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Do you bike? Bring your ride! so many trails in the area: Traverse City, Boardman, From Suttons Bay to TC and in the National Lakeshore (Sleeping Bear)
Golf? Got clubs? Bring them. The Condo is nestled between two golf courses!
Sugar Loaf The Old Course
4512 S Town Line Rd
Golf? Got clubs? Bring them. The Condo is nestled between two golf courses!
Manitou Passage Golf Club
4600 South Club Drive
More Golf!
Bike in Leelanau!
Leelanau Trail
Bike in Leelanau!
Just north of Suttons Bay.
Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge
2521 North West Bay Shore Drive
Just north of Suttons Bay.
Took this cruise some years ago. Quiet, peaceful, fun experience. If you have no other excursion planned this would be a wonderful way to see the West Bay area.
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Traverse Tall Ship Co
13258 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Took this cruise some years ago. Quiet, peaceful, fun experience. If you have no other excursion planned this would be a wonderful way to see the West Bay area.
The Polka Festival every year is a week-end long event with musicians from all over. http://cedarmichigan.biz/polkafestival.htm
Cedar
The Polka Festival every year is a week-end long event with musicians from all over. http://cedarmichigan.biz/polkafestival.htm
Don't have a boat, kayak, paddleboard? Rent what you need!
Leelanau Watersports
Don't have a boat, kayak, paddleboard? Rent what you need!
Go kayaking on the Crystal River!
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Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District
6249 River Road
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Go kayaking on the Crystal River!
Tubing and canoeing on the Platte. The end of the trip is the Big Lake. Take a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. You're welcome 😊
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Honor Trading Post
8367 Deadstream Rd
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Tubing and canoeing on the Platte. The end of the trip is the Big Lake. Take a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. You're welcome 😊
Good shopping, great beach, restaurants, art. This where you find Cherry Republic and the M22 store
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Glen Arbor
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Good shopping, great beach, restaurants, art. This where you find Cherry Republic and the M22 store
In Leland. Awesome! crafts, story telling, and so. many. books! Great folks running the shop, too!
Leelanau Books
109 North Main Street
In Leland. Awesome! crafts, story telling, and so. many. books! Great folks running the shop, too!
Down in Honor, right on US 31. Historic, iconic, socially-distanced movie going!
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Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre
9812 Honor Highway
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Down in Honor, right on US 31. Historic, iconic, socially-distanced movie going!

Shopping

You're up north, you kind have to go to Leland and Fishtown. you'll find little shops, and stores right on the docks and up on M-22 (yes, THAT M-22, the one you see on the back of many cars). Drive M-22 and you will know why they want that sticker. ;-)
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Fishtown
203 W River St
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You're up north, you kind have to go to Leland and Fishtown. you'll find little shops, and stores right on the docks and up on M-22 (yes, THAT M-22, the one you see on the back of many cars). Drive M-22 and you will know why they want that sticker. ;-)
A market when you're shopping for "something cherry" Totally fun place to stop for a visit, many tastes and treats to take home. 🍒
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Cherry Republic | Glen Arbor
6026 South Lake Street
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A market when you're shopping for "something cherry" Totally fun place to stop for a visit, many tastes and treats to take home. 🍒
Caution! You will spend too much money here! NOT because they are expensive, but because it is all so tasty you will buy too much!!
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Folgarelli's Market & Wine Shop
424 West Front Street
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Caution! You will spend too much money here! NOT because they are expensive, but because it is all so tasty you will buy too much!!
Part of a female franchise started in Muskegon, specializing in all things cheese. What could be better?! SUCH GOOD CHEESE.🧀
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The Cheese Lady
600 West Front Street
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Part of a female franchise started in Muskegon, specializing in all things cheese. What could be better?! SUCH GOOD CHEESE.🧀
This is the former State Hospital for the Mentally Ill, rehabilitated as shops, restaurants, condos, etc. Artists ' gallery on the walls, you can take a self-guided tour and hear the history, walk the grounds, grab a coffee, browse a book store, eat a gourmet meal, you choose! TAKE THE TOUR. so much wonderful history and insight!
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
830 Cottageview Drive
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This is the former State Hospital for the Mentally Ill, rehabilitated as shops, restaurants, condos, etc. Artists ' gallery on the walls, you can take a self-guided tour and hear the history, walk the grounds, grab a coffee, browse a book store, eat a gourmet meal, you choose! TAKE THE TOUR. so much wonderful history and insight!
Laughing Fish: mom and daughter artists with things to take-away and do with the kiddos, Bahle's, Enerdyne for the science buff in the family, Bayside Gallery, the Bay Theatre! Case Daniels Jewelry and Sporck Tileart. Highly recommended by my friend Carol: meatloaf cupcakes at Streetside Cafe.
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Suttons Bay
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Laughing Fish: mom and daughter artists with things to take-away and do with the kiddos, Bahle's, Enerdyne for the science buff in the family, Bayside Gallery, the Bay Theatre! Case Daniels Jewelry and Sporck Tileart. Highly recommended by my friend Carol: meatloaf cupcakes at Streetside Cafe.
Right here in Cedar: all that beautiful Polish dishware, Baltic amber, specialty foods and fresh eggs from the farm. No need to travel far away.
Polish Art Center
8994 S Kasson St
Right here in Cedar: all that beautiful Polish dishware, Baltic amber, specialty foods and fresh eggs from the farm. No need to travel far away.
Used to be a whole compound in the woods: little log cabin stores and a wonderful restaurant where we enjoyed many a Sunday afternoon. Anything near Torch Lake is worth a stop. Interesting note: Bel Lago sells the Brownwood Acres mustards!
Brownwood Acres Foods Inc.
Used to be a whole compound in the woods: little log cabin stores and a wonderful restaurant where we enjoyed many a Sunday afternoon. Anything near Torch Lake is worth a stop. Interesting note: Bel Lago sells the Brownwood Acres mustards!
Before there were wineries, foodie destinations, and cherry everything stores, there was Benjamin Twiggs
Benjamin Twiggs
1213 E Front St
Before there were wineries, foodie destinations, and cherry everything stores, there was Benjamin Twiggs
LOL. American Spoon is near the State Theatre. It is NOT in the theater. More yummy gourmet food treats.
American Spoon
230 E Front St
LOL. American Spoon is near the State Theatre. It is NOT in the theater. More yummy gourmet food treats.
I like the Leelanau Farmer's Market at the marina on Saturday morning (check out the jewelry makers' stalls!), shopping throughout town any day, the Bay Theater, go to Streetside Grille for the meatloaf cupcakes, Boone's and the overall vibe of this charming town.
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Suttons Bay
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I like the Leelanau Farmer's Market at the marina on Saturday morning (check out the jewelry makers' stalls!), shopping throughout town any day, the Bay Theater, go to Streetside Grille for the meatloaf cupcakes, Boone's and the overall vibe of this charming town.
also in Leland and Glen Arbor! Family-owned and produced, they have a wide selection of local themed shirts, sweatshirts, and carvings to use and take home. My cribbage board in the condo came from them! Great prices
Momentum Outfitters - Traverse City
211 E Front St
also in Leland and Glen Arbor! Family-owned and produced, they have a wide selection of local themed shirts, sweatshirts, and carvings to use and take home. My cribbage board in the condo came from them! Great prices
Leland. Fun place to shop for stuff to take home to remember your trip. Good sticker selection
Two Fish Gallery
104 River Street
Leland. Fun place to shop for stuff to take home to remember your trip. Good sticker selection
Suttons Bay. Go here. Mother/daughter artist duo create and run the shop. Fun place to get crafts for the kids' rainy day activities and memory-making, too!
Laughing Fish Gallery
305 North Saint Joseph Street
Suttons Bay. Go here. Mother/daughter artist duo create and run the shop. Fun place to get crafts for the kids' rainy day activities and memory-making, too!

Food and Beverages

wine tasting close by, very helpful staff and stunning views! one of my favorites!
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Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery
6530 South Lake Shore Drive
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wine tasting close by, very helpful staff and stunning views! one of my favorites!
another one close by and a good buy!
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Good Harbor Vineyards
34 South Manitou Trail
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another one close by and a good buy!
Restaurant and brewing. Right down town. Always hopping. hard to believe the Big Boy restaurant used to be in there.
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Mackinaw Brewing Company
161 East Front Street
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Restaurant and brewing. Right down town. Always hopping. hard to believe the Big Boy restaurant used to be in there.
Traverse City original. Been around for decades. Alert: there will taxidermy dining with you. if that's not your thing, don't go here.
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Sleder's Family Tavern
717 Randolph Street
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Traverse City original. Been around for decades. Alert: there will taxidermy dining with you. if that's not your thing, don't go here.
Brewery and Food dining al fresco, so family friendly! Kids love it. Not a good option if cold and rainy, tho
Hop Lot Brewing Company (outbound)
Brewery and Food dining al fresco, so family friendly! Kids love it. Not a good option if cold and rainy, tho
love their Pad Thai
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Red Ginger
237 East Front Street
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love their Pad Thai
Downtown location and one of two in TC. What can I say? they treat the egg with respect and love and give their customers value and yummy food. Been a favorite of mine for years.
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The Omelette Shoppe
124 Cass Street
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Downtown location and one of two in TC. What can I say? they treat the egg with respect and love and give their customers value and yummy food. Been a favorite of mine for years.
Brewing and restaurant. Another good one. There are SO MANY places to eat, btw. 🥗🍺
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North Peak Brewing Company
West Front Street
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Brewing and restaurant. Another good one. There are SO MANY places to eat, btw. 🥗🍺
You drove by on your way here. Just south of Cedar. Dine al fresco on fresh Mexican. Local. Fun. Friendly. Do it! 🥑🌮
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Cedar Sol Hydro Farm
9452 South Cedar Road
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You drove by on your way here. Just south of Cedar. Dine al fresco on fresh Mexican. Local. Fun. Friendly. Do it! 🥑🌮
only about 3 miles from the condo. Pizza! Really good. Check their menu on line and call ahead for drive up pick up.🍕
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Market 22
497 East Harbor Highway
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only about 3 miles from the condo. Pizza! Really good. Check their menu on line and call ahead for drive up pick up.🍕
Close by in Maple City. breakfast, sandwiches, pizza! 🍕🍔🥓🥞
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Pegtown Station
8654 S Maple City Rd
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Close by in Maple City. breakfast, sandwiches, pizza! 🍕🍔🥓🥞
In Empire. Try the Edmund Fitzgerald! 🍔
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Shipwreck Cafe
11691 S Lacore Rd
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In Empire. Try the Edmund Fitzgerald! 🍔
Very cool Traverse City place, good food, and socially responsible!🍜
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The Good Bowl
328 E Front St
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Very cool Traverse City place, good food, and socially responsible!🍜
Right in Cedar. Scooped and soft serve, all kinds of goodies! Tip well! Some of the kids are saving up for college!🍦💙
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Blue Moon Ice Cream Shop
9032 South Kasson Street
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Right in Cedar. Scooped and soft serve, all kinds of goodies! Tip well! Some of the kids are saving up for college!🍦💙
VERY popular NOLA-style eatery in Elk Rapids/Kewadin. Expect to wait!
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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
617 Ames St
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VERY popular NOLA-style eatery in Elk Rapids/Kewadin. Expect to wait!
Seeking coffee? This is the way! Right in Cedar.
Cedar River Coffee Company
9104 South Kasson Street
Seeking coffee? This is the way! Right in Cedar.
I LOVE their pizza (because I like a think/Sicilian style crust). They also have a curling arena in the back. Yup. a CURLING arena (rink? court?)
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Broomstack Kitchen and Taphouse
172 W Burdickville Rd
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I LOVE their pizza (because I like a think/Sicilian style crust). They also have a curling arena in the back. Yup. a CURLING arena (rink? court?)
a little out of the way, but worth it. Go on your birthday and they will discount your order the same percent as your age! you can also find Moomers in local stores.
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Moomers Homemade Ice Cream
7263 North Long Lake Road
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a little out of the way, but worth it. Go on your birthday and they will discount your order the same percent as your age! you can also find Moomers in local stores.
Yummy English Muffins. casual and friendly vibe, with an impressive menu. If you are going to the Commons, try this for breakfast or lunch (no evening hours)
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S2S Sugar to Salt
1371 Gray Dr
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Yummy English Muffins. casual and friendly vibe, with an impressive menu. If you are going to the Commons, try this for breakfast or lunch (no evening hours)

Essentials

Meijer are the original "super store" of the Midwest. Started here in Michigan. It will be busy, but you'll find just about anything you need. Warning, the parking can be frustrating. You have both locals and visitors wanting the limited space ;-)
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Meijer
3955 U.S. 31
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Meijer are the original "super store" of the Midwest. Started here in Michigan. It will be busy, but you'll find just about anything you need. Warning, the parking can be frustrating. You have both locals and visitors wanting the limited space ;-)
Closer to the condo, smaller than Meijer, will have most of what you need in the "grocery" category, with a few other seasonal things
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Tom's Food Market
13940 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Closer to the condo, smaller than Meijer, will have most of what you need in the "grocery" category, with a few other seasonal things
local grocery store in cedar. if you forgot something and don't want to go to TC, go here. also, good local kielbasa!
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Buntings Cedar Market Inc
9054 South Cedar Road
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local grocery store in cedar. if you forgot something and don't want to go to TC, go here. also, good local kielbasa!
You won't need a hardware store, but if you did, Rich and his family will help you! They even have a cat and dog in residence.
Cedar Hardware
8925 S Kasson St
You won't need a hardware store, but if you did, Rich and his family will help you! They even have a cat and dog in residence.
Lake Leelanau. Homemade, authentic Mexican and Indian dishes/sauces AND a good variety of Moomer's ice cream. Who knew?! Good selection/stock and reasonable prices.
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NJ's Grocery
115 West Philip Street
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Lake Leelanau. Homemade, authentic Mexican and Indian dishes/sauces AND a good variety of Moomer's ice cream. Who knew?! Good selection/stock and reasonable prices.

Sightseeing

The categories that Airbnb allows me to pick are a bit wonky. Wine tasting is a big deal up here. If you are at all interested, I recommend a plan, a designated driver and plenty of time. I have already recommended my two close-by favorite wineries. These folks will get you to all the rest on the peninsula.
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 E Cherry Bend Rd
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The categories that Airbnb allows me to pick are a bit wonky. Wine tasting is a big deal up here. If you are at all interested, I recommend a plan, a designated driver and plenty of time. I have already recommended my two close-by favorite wineries. These folks will get you to all the rest on the peninsula.
are you a lighthouse lover? This is in Northport
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Grand Traverse Lighthouse
15500 Lighthouse Point Road
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are you a lighthouse lover? This is in Northport
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Leland
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