Monica’s Elk Rapids guidebook

Monica
Monica’s Elk Rapids guidebook

Food scene

Great local brews and wine, hip yet casual atmosphere, live music
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Cellar 152
152 River St
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Great local brews and wine, hip yet casual atmosphere, live music
Always lively, fun New Orleans style food...you have to try the alligator bites! Great drinks, fun for any age group
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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
617 Ames St
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Always lively, fun New Orleans style food...you have to try the alligator bites! Great drinks, fun for any age group
Typical pub food plus great greek options, nice selection of beer
Town Club Elk Rapids
133 River Street
Typical pub food plus great greek options, nice selection of beer
Great pizza and sandwiches at a great price
Cone Corral & Pizzeria
115 Ames Street
Great pizza and sandwiches at a great price
Homemade, yummy, it's ice cream, need I say more, you have to go there
Ice Cream Peddlers
141 River St
Homemade, yummy, it's ice cream, need I say more, you have to go there
Best.ice.cream.ever. Homemade, great flavors, yum
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Moomers Homemade Ice Cream
7263 North Long Lake Road
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Best.ice.cream.ever. Homemade, great flavors, yum
If you rent a boat, this is a must for your food stop!
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Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Drive
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If you rent a boat, this is a must for your food stop!
Waterside deck is popular, live music in the summer. You'll find craft beer, seafood + grill fare, mixed reviews on food honestly but most people enjoy it, service can slow
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Riverwalk Grill and Taproom
106 Ames St
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Waterside deck is popular, live music in the summer. You'll find craft beer, seafood + grill fare, mixed reviews on food honestly but most people enjoy it, service can slow
Distillery with tours available (we did this with a groupon). Creative, fresh ingredient concoctions, definitely worth a visit if this is your thing. Owner are a super nice young couple, very enthusiastic and love sharing their trade.
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Ethanology® Distillation
127 Ames St
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Distillery with tours available (we did this with a groupon). Creative, fresh ingredient concoctions, definitely worth a visit if this is your thing. Owner are a super nice young couple, very enthusiastic and love sharing their trade.
There is a general store in downtown Elk Rapids, but to stock up on supplies and for more selection, I suggest the village market. There is also a Meijer's further away for heavy duty shopping!
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Village Market
250 Ames St
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There is a general store in downtown Elk Rapids, but to stock up on supplies and for more selection, I suggest the village market. There is also a Meijer's further away for heavy duty shopping!
When you need to stock up or need that random thing, this is the best/cheapest option. About a 15-20 min drive
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Meijer
3955 U.S. 31
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When you need to stock up or need that random thing, this is the best/cheapest option. About a 15-20 min drive
Super fun and delicious pick your own or purchase! Check first to make sure in season. Tons of variety, super nice family
Rennie Orchards
11221 Monroe Rd
Super fun and delicious pick your own or purchase! Check first to make sure in season. Tons of variety, super nice family
Best local fruit stand around! Don't miss this!
Altonen Orchards US 31 Market
11595 US 31 S
Best local fruit stand around! Don't miss this!
Yum. 2021 season is 6/11/21-10/8/21 open every Friday 8am-noon
Elk River Farmers Market
716 Main Street Northwest
Yum. 2021 season is 6/11/21-10/8/21 open every Friday 8am-noon
On route 31 you can find the bar and various food trucks. They have really improved the offering here, including adding a fenced in area filled with games and places for the kids to run around.
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Short's Brewing Company Production Facility
211 Industrial Park
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On route 31 you can find the bar and various food trucks. They have really improved the offering here, including adding a fenced in area filled with games and places for the kids to run around.
Highly recommended by my friend, I haven't been but she is a reliable source
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Chateau Fontaine
2290 S French Rd
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Highly recommended by my friend, I haven't been but she is a reliable source
This winery got the highest rating from my friend. It's a great experience and the "bites" are the best according to her!
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Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
7007 E Traverse Hwy
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This winery got the highest rating from my friend. It's a great experience and the "bites" are the best according to her!
Quality wines, beautiful facility
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Mari Vineyards
8175 Center Rd
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Quality wines, beautiful facility
Evidently a great location
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Bonobo Winery
12011 Center Road
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Evidently a great location
Beautiful setting
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Bowers Harbor Vineyards
2896 Bowers Harbor Road
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Beautiful setting
I am a big fan of ice cream, if you go to Charlevoix, don't miss this stop!
Kilwins
233 Bridge St
I am a big fan of ice cream, if you go to Charlevoix, don't miss this stop!
Considered a fun place to go if you want an outing with fun beer
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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Considered a fun place to go if you want an outing with fun beer
Gourmet pizzas and tasty salads
American House Woodfired Pizza
151 River Street
Gourmet pizzas and tasty salads
Grab your morning coffee, breakfast or lunch here! Casual and fun, offering places to sit and relax or play some corn hole. A favorite! You can also rent a boat for the week and if available, for the day. Inside, you can pick up beer, wine and supplies
The DAM Shop and Food Truck
118 Bridge Street
Grab your morning coffee, breakfast or lunch here! Casual and fun, offering places to sit and relax or play some corn hole. A favorite! You can also rent a boat for the week and if available, for the day. Inside, you can pick up beer, wine and supplies
Awesome fruit: pick your own or purchase!
Guntzviller's Berry And Vegetable Farm
11122 U.S. 31
Awesome fruit: pick your own or purchase!

Neighborhoods

Fun day trip to visit quaint downtown, mushroom homes, light house (photo op) and shop local boutiques
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Charlevoix
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Fun day trip to visit quaint downtown, mushroom homes, light house (photo op) and shop local boutiques
Great dining, strolling around...everyone loves to spend a day there but it's great coming back to the quiet of Elk Rapids!
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Traverse City
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Great dining, strolling around...everyone loves to spend a day there but it's great coming back to the quiet of Elk Rapids!

Sightseeing

Bike, kayak, paddle boards etc every thing you need for your visit either rent for the day or week
Bayfront Beach and Bike
130 River Street
Bike, kayak, paddle boards etc every thing you need for your visit either rent for the day or week
Rent a boat with tubes for a great day on the water. Torch lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
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Torch River Marine
12906 Cherry Ave
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Rent a boat with tubes for a great day on the water. Torch lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Tons of fun: mini golf, go karts, zip line, water boats etc even a Dairy Queen onsite
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Pirate's Cove Adventure Park
1710 U.S. 31
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Tons of fun: mini golf, go karts, zip line, water boats etc even a Dairy Queen onsite
For ski bums, can't beat this Mountain in Michigan. Water park inside when COVID isn't around
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Boyne Mountain Resort
1 Boyne Mountain Road
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For ski bums, can't beat this Mountain in Michigan. Water park inside when COVID isn't around
I haven't been but I hear it's great
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Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
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I haven't been but I hear it's great
The ski shop is on the mountain and had a good pic so I am using it. Schuss is less than an hour from our home, easy drive
Schuss Mountain Ski Shop
The ski shop is on the mountain and had a good pic so I am using it. Schuss is less than an hour from our home, easy drive
Fun skiing and tubing! Book tubing reservations early, it fills up fast! Evidently there is a zip line too!
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Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area
3100 Holiday Road
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Fun skiing and tubing! Book tubing reservations early, it fills up fast! Evidently there is a zip line too!
This is a little hidden gem that is about a 1 mile walk from our home, so doable if you like walking. Trek thru the woods and see unique and fun sculptures, the big sand bucket and shovel on the beach is my fav for a photo opp! Also collect Petosky Stones along the beach!!
Walk of Art Sculpture Park
920 S Bay Shore Dr
This is a little hidden gem that is about a 1 mile walk from our home, so doable if you like walking. Trek thru the woods and see unique and fun sculptures, the big sand bucket and shovel on the beach is my fav for a photo opp! Also collect Petosky Stones along the beach!!
If you love horses, you don't want miss this!!! Grand Prix is on Saturday, highly recommend!!!
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Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
6535 Bates Rd
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If you love horses, you don't want miss this!!! Grand Prix is on Saturday, highly recommend!!!
Cutest little library
Elk Rapids District Library
300 Isle of Pines Dr
Cutest little library
I haven't been but I know people enjoy this place
Twisted Fish Gallery
10443 S Bay Shore Dr
I haven't been but I know people enjoy this place
I am not a golfer but letting you know this exists
Elk Rapids Golf Club
I am not a golfer but letting you know this exists
I have not used them but they are recommended online.
Ultimate Charter Fishing
I have not used them but they are recommended online.
Love this place. Owner is amazing, it's like stepping back in time. Candy is old time pricing and the place is so charming. Look at the ceiling!
Elk Rapids Cinema
205 River Street
Love this place. Owner is amazing, it's like stepping back in time. Candy is old time pricing and the place is so charming. Look at the ceiling!
I am not a golfer but this is recommended online
Elk Rapids Golf Club
724 Ames Street
I am not a golfer but this is recommended online
I have had numerous guests golf here
A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
627 Ag A Ming Dr
I have had numerous guests golf here
If you want a good workout, climbing Sleeping Bear dunes is it!
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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If you want a good workout, climbing Sleeping Bear dunes is it!
I have not been here personally but it is about 10 min away and from the outside looks great!
Spa Grand Traverse
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
I have not been here personally but it is about 10 min away and from the outside looks great!
They do a great job with nails and quick hair touch ups...books up quickly so plan ahead
Hairport Salon & Spa
404 Bridge Street
They do a great job with nails and quick hair touch ups...books up quickly so plan ahead

City/town information

One of the most beautiful lakes in the world! Rent a boat for the day and enjoy!
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Torch Lake
6 moradores locais recomendam
One of the most beautiful lakes in the world! Rent a boat for the day and enjoy!

Adventure/Outdoors

Great place to look for Petosky stones! Trail is half on the beach, half thru the woods
Wilcox-Palmer-Shah Preserve
Great place to look for Petosky stones! Trail is half on the beach, half thru the woods