Beachwood guidebook

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Beachwood guidebook

Local favorites

Our favorites to visit every time we're up north!
Awesome variety of homemade jams, pies, cookies, and fresh picked fruit in season
Farmer White's
11373 U.S. 31
Awesome variety of homemade jams, pies, cookies, and fresh picked fruit in season
Pick your own delicious strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in season! It’s a literally a minute’s drive away.
Guntzviller's Berry And Vegetable Farm
11122 U.S. 31
Pick your own delicious strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in season! It’s a literally a minute’s drive away.
Excellent thin-crust Napoli-style pizza and flavorful italian dishes, with a beautiful covered outdoor patio
American House Woodfired Pizza
151 River Street
Excellent thin-crust Napoli-style pizza and flavorful italian dishes, with a beautiful covered outdoor patio
Great breakfast and lunch spot
9 moradores locais recomendam
The Local
145 Ames St
9 moradores locais recomendam
Great breakfast and lunch spot
Bardon's . . . Soft-serve ice cream is what they do. Conveniently located on Front St, on way to/from airport. Try it and then branch off to other soft serve places in town.
1100 E Front St
1100 East Front Street
Bardon's . . . Soft-serve ice cream is what they do. Conveniently located on Front St, on way to/from airport. Try it and then branch off to other soft serve places in town.

Sightseeing

Geographically unique, with giant sand dunes, scenic drive, miles of bike trails, and North Bar Lake adjacent to Lake Michigan (a really nice beach separates these 2 bodies of water)
110 moradores locais recomendam
Sleeping Bear Dunes
110 moradores locais recomendam
Geographically unique, with giant sand dunes, scenic drive, miles of bike trails, and North Bar Lake adjacent to Lake Michigan (a really nice beach separates these 2 bodies of water)
Rent kayaks or inner tubes and float along this crystal-clear river in Glen Arbor. Then go get ice cream afterward!
8 moradores locais recomendam
Crystal River
8 moradores locais recomendam
Rent kayaks or inner tubes and float along this crystal-clear river in Glen Arbor. Then go get ice cream afterward!

Shopping

If you love vintage fashion, you can’t beat the well-edited selections in this super friendly shop
slip. vintage
121 East Front Street

Conselho para os viajantes

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Picking fresh berries at Guntzviller's Berry Farm

If you've never tasted fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, you'll be blown away at how sweet they are. Afterward, you can visit the free Guntzviller's taxonomy museum next door for another memorable activity.
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Rent a boat at the Elk Rapids Marina, or book a fishing tour

You will get a whole different view from the water, and if you go fishing you'll catch the local fish varieties that are delicious!
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Walk the beach

Walk the length of the beach both ways, at sunset, or anytime. You'll find awesome Petoskey stones, Leland blue stones, fossils, granite. You'll get a sense of what makes Lake Michigan so special.
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Maple Bay Natural Area

Drive 1.7 miles south on US 31 and turn right into the entrance to the parking for Maple Bay Natural Area. From there, you can do several hikes ranging from 1/2 mile to a couple of miles to one pristine beach after another. Go furthest north that you can, and you'll reach Petobego ("Tobego" to locals) Pond, formed by water from the Bay trapped by sand bars. Bring a picnic and towels, and spend hours lounging and swimming. Don't forget sunscreen!