Everything to-do at Shanty Creek, Bellaire, & Beyond

Navid & Julie
Navid & Julie
Everything to-do at Shanty Creek, Bellaire, & Beyond

Local Food and Drinks

We highly recommend this place! Best food and drinks in town (in our biased opinion). Shorts is famous for unique craft brews including ciders and sours. We recommend trying their spinach artichoke dip or soft pretzels. They also have a great selection of pizzas and you cannot go wrong with that. Overall, a good variety of food and surely something for everyone! Play it safe and make a reservation on their website.
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 N Bridge St
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We highly recommend this place! Best food and drinks in town (in our biased opinion). Shorts is famous for unique craft brews including ciders and sours. We recommend trying their spinach artichoke dip or soft pretzels. They also have a great selection of pizzas and you cannot go wrong with that. Overall, a good variety of food and surely something for everyone! Play it safe and make a reservation on their website.
Great local meadery which a good variety. If you have yet to try a mead, this is the place to do it.
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Bee Well Mead & Cidery
116 N Bridge St
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Great local meadery which a good variety. If you have yet to try a mead, this is the place to do it.
Not only a great place for wine, but they also have other cocktails as well as food. There's a cute patio to enjoy as well.
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Hello Vino
122 N Bridge St
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Not only a great place for wine, but they also have other cocktails as well as food. There's a cute patio to enjoy as well.
Cute cellar where you can enjoy red and white wines as well as ciders.
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Torch Lake Cellars
5245 Clam Lake Rd
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Cute cellar where you can enjoy red and white wines as well as ciders.
A unique bar that can be accessed from water and land. It's located right on Torch Lake/Clam River. It's a great place to stop for food if you've been on the water all day long or if you want a view of beautiful torch lake as you enjoy your meal.
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Dockside Torch Lake
6340 Old Torch Lake Dr
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A unique bar that can be accessed from water and land. It's located right on Torch Lake/Clam River. It's a great place to stop for food if you've been on the water all day long or if you want a view of beautiful torch lake as you enjoy your meal.
Close to home and at Shanty Creek Resort. A fun atmosphere and open late.
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The Shanty Bar and Grill
5820 Shanty Creek Rd
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Close to home and at Shanty Creek Resort. A fun atmosphere and open late.
Cute restaurant/bar located in the shopping area of Shanty Creek Resort.
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Sarducci's Creekside
5692 Shanty Creek Rd
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Cute restaurant/bar located in the shopping area of Shanty Creek Resort.
Great selection of cocktails
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Mammoth Distilling
109 N Bridge St
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Great selection of cocktails
Local winery near torch lake.
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Vista Ridge Vineyards
9104 Helena Rd
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Local winery near torch lake.
Located at the Resorts main lobby and has great views of Lake Bellaire. Don't miss the sunset over Lake Bellaire.
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The Lakeview Restaurant and Lounge
5780 Shanty Creek Road
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Located at the Resorts main lobby and has great views of Lake Bellaire. Don't miss the sunset over Lake Bellaire.
Located in Central Lake. Includes indoor and outdoor seating as well as a tiki bar.
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The Blue Pelican Inn & Restaurant
2535 Main St
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Located in Central Lake. Includes indoor and outdoor seating as well as a tiki bar.
Located on the golf course and known for their BBQ nights.
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The Pelican's Nest Restaurant
5085 Shanty Creek Rd
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Located on the golf course and known for their BBQ nights.
Great place to grab a burger.
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Bellaire Bar & Restaurant
217 N Bridge St
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Great place to grab a burger.
Local wine and ciders. Some snacks available.
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Cellar 1914
5833 Shooks Rd
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Local wine and ciders. Some snacks available.
Wonderful orchard to go to during the fall or any time of year. Central Lake location is about 30 minutes north and there is a second location in Kewadin which is about 40 minutes south.
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King Orchards
4620 M-88
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Wonderful orchard to go to during the fall or any time of year. Central Lake location is about 30 minutes north and there is a second location in Kewadin which is about 40 minutes south.
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Toonie's Fish & Steak House
216 N Bridge St
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Lunch Box
106 E Cayuga St
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Classic Pizza
2461 M-88
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Peaceful winery, great atmosphere, and awesome wine.
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WaterFire Vineyards
12180 Sutter Rd
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Peaceful winery, great atmosphere, and awesome wine.
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Ethanology
127 Olds
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Enjoy cider and wine. Whether it’s inside their facilities or outside, you’ll love the atmosphere.
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Townline Ciderworks
11595 US-31
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Enjoy cider and wine. Whether it’s inside their facilities or outside, you’ll love the atmosphere.
See where Shorts brews their beers! Fun atmosphere in the cute town of Elk Rapids. There usually is at least 1 food truck - however it may depend on the time of year.
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Short's Brewing Company Production Facility
211 Industrial Park
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See where Shorts brews their beers! Fun atmosphere in the cute town of Elk Rapids. There usually is at least 1 food truck - however it may depend on the time of year.
Farm market and Winery. Great atmosphere and can be fun for the whole family.
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Royal Farms, Inc.
10445 US-31
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Farm market and Winery. Great atmosphere and can be fun for the whole family.
Ruthies is a great place for a quick bite to eat and of course the best ice cream in town! Open seasonally.
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Ruthie's Chicken And Dairy Twist
201 N Bridge St
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Ruthies is a great place for a quick bite to eat and of course the best ice cream in town! Open seasonally.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The menu includes a large variety of items.
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THE IRON SKILLET
524 S Williams St
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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The menu includes a large variety of items.
Coffee, breakfast, and bakery!
Bojack's Bake Shop & Cafe
102 W State St
Coffee, breakfast, and bakery!
THE place for coffee. Also enjoy art by local artists.
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M88 Morning Grind
614 E Cayuga St
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THE place for coffee. Also enjoy art by local artists.
Gourmet baked goods and coffee
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Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery
105 N Bridge St
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Gourmet baked goods and coffee
Go here if you’re looking for a unique experience! Make sure to check out their website for hours as they vary.
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Terrain
213 N Bridge St
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Go here if you’re looking for a unique experience! Make sure to check out their website for hours as they vary.
Located in Elk Rapids, 35 minute drive but worth it for the food! Enjoy the cute outdoor patio during the summer. Golf course is located across the street so you could golf a round before hand!
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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
617 Ames St
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Located in Elk Rapids, 35 minute drive but worth it for the food! Enjoy the cute outdoor patio during the summer. Golf course is located across the street so you could golf a round before hand!
Located in Alden, only a short 15 minute drive and right across the street from Torch Lake!
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Torch Lake Beer Co.
9149 Helena Rd
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Located in Alden, only a short 15 minute drive and right across the street from Torch Lake!

City/town information

Located on the shores of Lake MI and home to Lake Charlevoix. About a 50 minute drive northwest. Fun city hosting festivals year round and cute shopping district.
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Charlevoix
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Located on the shores of Lake MI and home to Lake Charlevoix. About a 50 minute drive northwest. Fun city hosting festivals year round and cute shopping district.
Located only 45 minutes south west on the bay of Lake Michigan. Known for its many year round festivals, great food, wine, and breweries, and cute shopping district downtown.
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Traverse City
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Located only 45 minutes south west on the bay of Lake Michigan. Known for its many year round festivals, great food, wine, and breweries, and cute shopping district downtown.
Trek an hour north and you'll find Petoskey, a fun town along the coast of Lake MI. Bring your bikes for a short ride into Harbor Springs or if you're looking for a longer ride, take the trail to Charlevoix. There's plenty of restaurants to choose from as well as shopping and wineries.
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Petoskey
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Trek an hour north and you'll find Petoskey, a fun town along the coast of Lake MI. Bring your bikes for a short ride into Harbor Springs or if you're looking for a longer ride, take the trail to Charlevoix. There's plenty of restaurants to choose from as well as shopping and wineries.
Bellaire is home to Shanty Creek Resorts. Stay close to town with all it has to offer, including Lake Bellaire.
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Bellaire
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Bellaire is home to Shanty Creek Resorts. Stay close to town with all it has to offer, including Lake Bellaire.
Small lake town with shopping district and beautiful views of Torch Lake.
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Alden
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Small lake town with shopping district and beautiful views of Torch Lake.
Take a day trip to one of our personal favorite small beach towns only 40 minutes away. Beautiful public beach on Lake Michigan with playground, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Shopping district includes antiques, local art, boutiques, and ice cream. Don't miss Elk Lake views while exploring downtown. This is also home to Shorts Brewing Pull Barn Tap Room and Production Brewery.
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Elk Rapids
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Take a day trip to one of our personal favorite small beach towns only 40 minutes away. Beautiful public beach on Lake Michigan with playground, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Shopping district includes antiques, local art, boutiques, and ice cream. Don't miss Elk Lake views while exploring downtown. This is also home to Shorts Brewing Pull Barn Tap Room and Production Brewery.
Quaint town with shopping, restaurants, and distillery.
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Central Lake
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Quaint town with shopping, restaurants, and distillery.
An hour and a half north is Mackinac City, take the ferry across to the island for a day of fun!
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Mackinac Island
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An hour and a half north is Mackinac City, take the ferry across to the island for a day of fun!
Located in Bellaire and is on Intermediate River with a swimming beach. Here you’ll also find tennis and basketball courts, a playground, large pavilion (can be rented for events), and often times in the winter an ice-skating rink.
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Richardi Park
East Antrim Street
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Located in Bellaire and is on Intermediate River with a swimming beach. Here you’ll also find tennis and basketball courts, a playground, large pavilion (can be rented for events), and often times in the winter an ice-skating rink.
Bowling, arcade, food, and bar.
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Bellaire Lanes & Games
4800 S M 88 Hwy
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Bowling, arcade, food, and bar.

Sightseeing and hiking

Good for short or long hikes.
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Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area Trailhead
3169 Eckhardt Rd
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Good for short or long hikes.
Hike along the Grass River
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Grass River Natural Area
6500 Alden Hwy
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Hike along the Grass River
Along Lake Michigan
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Antrim Creek Natural Area
9890 Old Dixie Hwy
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Along Lake Michigan
1 1/2 hours west for a day trip to the dunes, some of Michigans greatest views.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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1 1/2 hours west for a day trip to the dunes, some of Michigans greatest views.
Short, peaceful hike.
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Seven Bridges Nature Area
Valley Road
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Short, peaceful hike.
U-pick apples, cherries, and pumpkins. Hay rides and corn maze in the fall. Great for family fun!
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Rennie Orchards
11221 Monroe Rd
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U-pick apples, cherries, and pumpkins. Hay rides and corn maze in the fall. Great for family fun!
Torch Lake Nature Preserve
Southeast Torch Lake Drive

Beaches

Closest public beach to Shanty Creek, only 2.5 miles.
Notewares Landing Beach
5300 Fisherman's Paradise Rd
Closest public beach to Shanty Creek, only 2.5 miles.
No entrance fee. Quarter mile of Lake Michigan beach as well as hiking.
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Barnes Park Campground
12298 Barnes Park Rd
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No entrance fee. Quarter mile of Lake Michigan beach as well as hiking.
Large beach area with picnic tables, grills, basketball and tennis courts, and playgrounds. Located right downtown Elk Rapids.
Elk Rapid Beach Public Access
North Bayshore Drive
Large beach area with picnic tables, grills, basketball and tennis courts, and playgrounds. Located right downtown Elk Rapids.
Torch Lake Public Swimming Access Point
Pine Street Northwest
Near the sand bar
Family Day Park

Golf

Local golf
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Shanty Creek Resort - The Legend Golf Course
5780 Shanty Creek Rd
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Shanty Creek Resort - Cedar River Golf Course
2400 Troon South
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Shanty Creek Resort - Schuss Village
5780 Schuss Mountain Ln
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Shanty Creek Resort - Summit Village
5780 Shanty Creek Rd
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Hawk's Eye Golf Course
2620 Hawks Eye Dr
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Top Golf Swing Suite - River Bistro at Cedar River Village
5780 Shanty Creek Road
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The Chief Golf Course
5085 Shanty Creek Rd
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After a round of golf, go across the street to enjoy food and drinks at northern Michigan’s famous Pearls New Orleans Kitchen!
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Elk Rapids Golf Club
724 Ames St
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After a round of golf, go across the street to enjoy food and drinks at northern Michigan’s famous Pearls New Orleans Kitchen!
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A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
627 Ag A Ming Dr
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At Grand Traverse Resort. Make a day trip out of it and head into Traverse City!
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The Bear Golf Course
Valleyway Drive
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At Grand Traverse Resort. Make a day trip out of it and head into Traverse City!