Freedom to Roam Guidebook

MJ & Kristi
Freedom to Roam Guidebook

Food scene

Great food, atmosphere, and craft beer in the quaint town of Bellaire, MI https://www.shortsbrewing.com/ https://www.shortsbrewing.com/menu.pdf
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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Great food, atmosphere, and craft beer in the quaint town of Bellaire, MI https://www.shortsbrewing.com/ https://www.shortsbrewing.com/menu.pdf
Endless spices and kitchen oddities for your pantry or summer BBQs. This is truly one of our favorites. Miracle Blend is a must have!
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Alden's Mill House
10480 SE Torch Lake Dr
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Endless spices and kitchen oddities for your pantry or summer BBQs. This is truly one of our favorites. Miracle Blend is a must have!
Great food, spirits, and atmosphere on the shores of Torch Lake and Clam River. Watch the boats or sunset as you dine. http://www.docksidetorchlake.com/
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Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Drive
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Great food, spirits, and atmosphere on the shores of Torch Lake and Clam River. Watch the boats or sunset as you dine. http://www.docksidetorchlake.com/
TC is a foodie town and this is one of our favorites. Be sure to check out their dessert case on the way to your table to decide how much of your dinner to eat.
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amical
229 East Front Street
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TC is a foodie town and this is one of our favorites. Be sure to check out their dessert case on the way to your table to decide how much of your dinner to eat.
Amazing food and worth the stop if you are on the west side of TC
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Apache Trout Grill
13671 South West Bay Shore Drive
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Amazing food and worth the stop if you are on the west side of TC
Great stop is you are in the mood for sushi
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Firefly Restaurant
310 North Cass Street
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Great stop is you are in the mood for sushi
Cajun in northern Michigan? It’s the best we’ve got to offer north of the South.
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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
617 Ames St
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Cajun in northern Michigan? It’s the best we’ve got to offer north of the South.
Friday fish fry? This is the place to go.
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Trout Town Tavern & Eatery
306 Elm St
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Friday fish fry? This is the place to go.
Dine in or order to-go. They offer great chinese food.
Indo-China Garden
537 South Cedar Street
Dine in or order to-go. They offer great chinese food.
In the mood for pizza? They have the best around!
G's Pizzeria & Deli
502 North Cedar Street
In the mood for pizza? They have the best around!
A local stop serving world famous Moomer’s Ice Cream (made locally in TC).
The Lakeside Dip
10529 Antrim Street
A local stop serving world famous Moomer’s Ice Cream (made locally in TC).
Muffins for breakfast? Yes, please!
Alden Muffin Tin
9110 Helena Rd
Muffins for breakfast? Yes, please!
Asian and Latin fusion... yep it’s delicious!
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Georgina's
236 East Front Street
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Asian and Latin fusion... yep it’s delicious!
Craving great Italian food? This is the place to go.
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Sorellina
120 Park Street
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Craving great Italian food? This is the place to go.
This is just down the street and you can place a pick up order.
Bluewater Bistro & Pizzeria - Torch Lake Pizza
11921 SE Torch Lake Dr
This is just down the street and you can place a pick up order.
Torch Riviera
12899 Cherry Ave
Amazing burgers!
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Slabtown Burgers
826 West Front Street
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Amazing burgers!
Delicious Vietnamese inspired food.
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The Good Bowl
328 E Front St
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Delicious Vietnamese inspired food.
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Fustini's Oils & Vinegars
141 E Front St
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Cherry Republic | Traverse City
154 East Front Street
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Potter's Bakery
908 E Eighth St
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Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery
105 N Bridge St
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Torch Lake Beer Co.
9149 Helena Rd
Lucky's Steakhouse
2525 Snowdrift Drive

Sightseeing

A great local dog-friendly trail about a mile long with beautiful hills, woods, and a view of Torch Lake.
Coy Mountain Natural Area
9011 Valley Street
A great local dog-friendly trail about a mile long with beautiful hills, woods, and a view of Torch Lake.
One of the most beautiful spring fed lakes, with a huge sand bar, and gorgeous colors. Lake St access near the Torch River Bridge leads directly to the famous sand bar.
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Torch Lake
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One of the most beautiful spring fed lakes, with a huge sand bar, and gorgeous colors. Lake St access near the Torch River Bridge leads directly to the famous sand bar.
Quaint town on Torch Lake with lots of charm and local shops. Alden Mill House (a must see) is one our favorites! You can also enjoy beautiful sunsets from the Alden Depot or Alden Harbor and Boat Launch.
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Alden
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Quaint town on Torch Lake with lots of charm and local shops. Alden Mill House (a must see) is one our favorites! You can also enjoy beautiful sunsets from the Alden Depot or Alden Harbor and Boat Launch.
A dog-friendly hiking trail with streams and access to Skegemog Lake https://www.gtrlc.org/recreation-events/preserve/skegemog-lake-wildlife-area/
Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area North Shore Pathway Trail Head
A dog-friendly hiking trail with streams and access to Skegemog Lake https://www.gtrlc.org/recreation-events/preserve/skegemog-lake-wildlife-area/
Nice hiking trails with access to Grass River and some dog-friendly trails. With a monthly calendar of educational programs and events. https://www.grassriver.org
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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Highway
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Nice hiking trails with access to Grass River and some dog-friendly trails. With a monthly calendar of educational programs and events. https://www.grassriver.org
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is well worth the hour and a half drive for a day trip. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not disappoint with the covered bridge and spectacular views. #9 is a must stop for the steep bluffs, views of Lake Michigan, and of course the famous dune climb. Yes, on a clear day the views really are that amazing. https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/psvirtualtour0.htm
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Sleeping Bear Dunes Overlook
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is well worth the hour and a half drive for a day trip. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will not disappoint with the covered bridge and spectacular views. #9 is a must stop for the steep bluffs, views of Lake Michigan, and of course the famous dune climb. Yes, on a clear day the views really are that amazing. https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/psvirtualtour0.htm
Contained in over 9,000 acres of state land is a 49-acre forest of old growth pines, trails, and a logging museum. Educational and beautiful with pines towering over 150 feet tall. https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=453&type=SPRK
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Hartwick Pines State Park
4216 Ranger Rd
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Contained in over 9,000 acres of state land is a 49-acre forest of old growth pines, trails, and a logging museum. Educational and beautiful with pines towering over 150 feet tall. https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=453&type=SPRK
Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Bridge are about an hour and half away from us. Definitely worth a day trip. Be sure to look up ferry rates and times in advance to get to the island. You can also depart from the U.P. side in St. Ignace. https://www.mackinacisland.org/stay/
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Mackinac Island
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Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Bridge are about an hour and half away from us. Definitely worth a day trip. Be sure to look up ferry rates and times in advance to get to the island. You can also depart from the U.P. side in St. Ignace. https://www.mackinacisland.org/stay/
Deadman's Hill Trail Head Jordan River Pathway
8250 Deadmans Hill Road
This is one of Kristi’s favorite places and she’s frequented it regularly all her life. It’s a beautiful short trail system with many bridges and views crossing Rapid River.
Seven Bridges Nature Area
This is one of Kristi’s favorite places and she’s frequented it regularly all her life. It’s a beautiful short trail system with many bridges and views crossing Rapid River.

Apparel

Natural Farm Store / Lodi Trading Company
4842 Michigan 66
Largest selection of Torch Lake apparel
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Butch's Tackle & Marine
6235 Crystal Springs Road
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Largest selection of Torch Lake apparel
Women’s clothing store
Lavoie Designs
9076 Helena Road
Women’s clothing store
Raven's Child
220 East Front Street
Backcountry North
227 E Front St
Haystacks
138 River Street

Spirits

A local distillery worth tasting at any of their locations in Bellaire, Central Lake, or TC.
At local distillery worth a tasting at any of their locations in Bellaire, Central Lake, or TC
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Mammoth Distilling
109 N Bridge St
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At local distillery worth a tasting at any of their locations in Bellaire, Central Lake, or TC
Love cider and can’t decide? They have a huge selection available.
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Taproot Cider House
300 E Front St
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Love cider and can’t decide? They have a huge selection available.
Love cider or mead? Their XR Cyser is our family’s favorite!
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St. Ambrose Cellars
841 South Pioneer Road
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Love cider or mead? Their XR Cyser is our family’s favorite!
Beautiful views of East Bay and West Bay, located on Old Mission Peninsula.
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Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn
15900 Rue De Vin
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Beautiful views of East Bay and West Bay, located on Old Mission Peninsula.
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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Grand Traverse Distillery Tasting Room
215 E Front St
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Low Bar
128 S Union St
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Bowers Harbor Vineyards
2896 Bowers Harbor Road
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Vista Ridge Vineyards
9104 Helena Rd

Rentals

Located on Torch River with easy access to Torch Lake. Boat and Kayak rentals available, as well as a boat launch (but you must pay to use this launch).
Luhrs Landing Marina
13707 West Torch River Road
Located on Torch River with easy access to Torch Lake. Boat and Kayak rentals available, as well as a boat launch (but you must pay to use this launch).
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Torch River Marine
12906 Cherry Ave
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Alden Outfitters
10520 Coy St
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Dewitt Marine
6509 Crystal Springs Rd
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Alden Marine & Sport
11988 Southeast Torch Lake Drive

Boat Launch

Just down the road from us!
Public Boat Launch, Alden Mi.
9170 Helena Road
Just down the road from us!
Aarwood Trail boat launch - Just a few miles away with easy parking.
Boat Ramp
6926 Aarwood Trail Northwest
Aarwood Trail boat launch - Just a few miles away with easy parking.
Clam Lake Boat Launch (Bellaire, MI)
7989 Hoy Dewey Drive
Torch River Bridge Torch Lake Access site