M22 Birch House Guidebook

Jessica
M22 Birch House Guidebook

The Coffee Scene

Some of my favorite coffee shops and brunch locations in Leelanau and West Traverse City
Mundos is a local roasting company that highlights its craft coffee beans at multiple local coffee shops. Sit outside for a warm drink with lake views Drink to try: The honey latte
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Mundos Roasting & Co.
206 North Saint Joseph Street
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Mundos is a local roasting company that highlights its craft coffee beans at multiple local coffee shops. Sit outside for a warm drink with lake views Drink to try: The honey latte
Located halfway between Suttons Bay and Leland this is the ideal spot for a quick stop on your way over to van's beach. This is also a great spot to stop and view both north and south Lake Leelanau Drink to try: Pedaling beans mocha
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Pedaling Beans Coffeehouse
116 East Philip Street
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Located halfway between Suttons Bay and Leland this is the ideal spot for a quick stop on your way over to van's beach. This is also a great spot to stop and view both north and south Lake Leelanau Drink to try: Pedaling beans mocha
Located in the historic opera house building, the brew is the perfect place to stop before shopping the traverse city strip or to get some work done surrounded by the hip downtown vibe Drink to try: Chai latte
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Brew
108 East Front Street
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Located in the historic opera house building, the brew is the perfect place to stop before shopping the traverse city strip or to get some work done surrounded by the hip downtown vibe Drink to try: Chai latte
Hexenbelle is a delicious mix of gourmet brunch foods, lattes, and an inviting atmosphere for a friend date. The best part, the menu is constantly changing so you can try something new every visit. Drink to try: the seasonal drink is on rotation
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Hexenbelle
144 Hall Street
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Hexenbelle is a delicious mix of gourmet brunch foods, lattes, and an inviting atmosphere for a friend date. The best part, the menu is constantly changing so you can try something new every visit. Drink to try: the seasonal drink is on rotation
Grab a cup of coffee before you explore the unique mix of shops inside the commons or walk around the farmer's market located in the outdoor space weekly Drink to try: A cup of black locally roasted coffee
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Higher Grounds Trading Company
806 Red Drive
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Grab a cup of coffee before you explore the unique mix of shops inside the commons or walk around the farmer's market located in the outdoor space weekly Drink to try: A cup of black locally roasted coffee

Day Drinking

Just a few of my favorite wineries close to the M22 Birch House. A full list of Leelanau wineries and map is available in the welcome book at the property.
Suttons Bay ciders has arguably the most beautiful views of the bay from their deck. Mix that with an assortment of delicious hard ciders it is an ideal spot to spend an afternoon in Leelanau county Drink to try: Barrel Rider
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Suttons Bay Ciders
10530 E Hilltop Rd
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Suttons Bay ciders has arguably the most beautiful views of the bay from their deck. Mix that with an assortment of delicious hard ciders it is an ideal spot to spend an afternoon in Leelanau county Drink to try: Barrel Rider
Mawby is unique to the Leelanau county wine scene as they produce only sparkling wines. Make a stop to taste their menu and pick a bottle to toast your vacation Drink to try: Blanc
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MAWBY Vineyards and Winery
4519 Elm Valley Road
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Mawby is unique to the Leelanau county wine scene as they produce only sparkling wines. Make a stop to taste their menu and pick a bottle to toast your vacation Drink to try: Blanc
Shady Lane has a spacious outdoor patio that over looks their wine grapes. It is a favorite of families with children because there is room to roam with a glass of wine in hand. Drink to try: Blaufrankisch
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Shady Lane Cellars
9580 East Shady Lane
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Shady Lane has a spacious outdoor patio that over looks their wine grapes. It is a favorite of families with children because there is room to roam with a glass of wine in hand. Drink to try: Blaufrankisch
Two K farms brings together the best of both worlds, hard cider and wine! Enjoy a beverage at on their farms or grab some cans to go. Drink to try: Lee Pointe
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Two K Farms Cidery & Winery
3872 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Two K farms brings together the best of both worlds, hard cider and wine! Enjoy a beverage at on their farms or grab some cans to go. Drink to try: Lee Pointe
Rove is a favorite place to sip a glass of wine, eat a cheese board, and listen to some local live music. The outdoor patio overlooks miles of Leelanau County all the way out to the sleeping bear dunes. Drink to try: Riesling
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Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
7007 E Traverse Hwy
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Rove is a favorite place to sip a glass of wine, eat a cheese board, and listen to some local live music. The outdoor patio overlooks miles of Leelanau County all the way out to the sleeping bear dunes. Drink to try: Riesling

Family Activities

Leelanau County and West Traverse spots for some family fun
Need more winery suggestions? Leelanau Wine Trail can help set you up with a map to do it yourself or resources for a guided wine tour.
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 E Cherry Bend Rd
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Need more winery suggestions? Leelanau Wine Trail can help set you up with a map to do it yourself or resources for a guided wine tour.
Set sail on west traverse bay and get a view of the beautiful blue northern Michigan water. Nauti cat offers multiple options for cruises including a champagne and sunset cruise. Weekends book up early so for last minute reservations try a week night cruise.
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Nauti Cat Cruises
615 East Front Street
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Set sail on west traverse bay and get a view of the beautiful blue northern Michigan water. Nauti cat offers multiple options for cruises including a champagne and sunset cruise. Weekends book up early so for last minute reservations try a week night cruise.
Public beach one block from the main strip. Swing set and picnic tables on the beach
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Suttons Bay Beach
416 Front St
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Public beach one block from the main strip. Swing set and picnic tables on the beach
A small family run flower farm that's a perfect stop to cut a few dahlia's on your drive to Northport
Omena Cut Flowers U-Pick
12401 E Freeland Rd
A small family run flower farm that's a perfect stop to cut a few dahlia's on your drive to Northport
A beautiful golf course that winds through the cherry orchards of Leelanau County
Bahle Farms Golf Course
9505 East Otto Road
A beautiful golf course that winds through the cherry orchards of Leelanau County
A long beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan frontage known for finding Leland Blue stones
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Van's Beach
205 Cedar St
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A long beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan frontage known for finding Leland Blue stones
An iconic summer stop in Leland's fishtown for a pretzel bread sandwich and visit to the fish ladder
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Village Cheese Shanty
199 West River Street
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An iconic summer stop in Leland's fishtown for a pretzel bread sandwich and visit to the fish ladder
A favorite family stop to walk through the gardens, visit the creek, and run barefoot through the woods
Leo Creek Preserve
A favorite family stop to walk through the gardens, visit the creek, and run barefoot through the woods
A multi sport trail that runs 17 miles between Suttons Bay and Traverse City. You can access the trail on Shady Lane a mile from the property
Leelanau Trail
Leelanau Leelanau Trail
A multi sport trail that runs 17 miles between Suttons Bay and Traverse City. You can access the trail on Shady Lane a mile from the property
You can't visit Leelanau County without seeing the national lakeshore. The pyramid point hike is a fan favorite
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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You can't visit Leelanau County without seeing the national lakeshore. The pyramid point hike is a fan favorite
Clinch Park beach is in the heart of Traverse City and the perfect start to a day exploring downtown
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Clinch Park
111 East Grandview Parkway
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Clinch Park beach is in the heart of Traverse City and the perfect start to a day exploring downtown
Enjoy a local beer and wood-fired pizza while your children play in the kid zone
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Jacob's Corn Maze
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Enjoy a local beer and wood-fired pizza while your children play in the kid zone
Start your Saturday (or Wednesday) morning walking the farmers market for local produce, baked goods, and honey
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Sara Hardy Farmers Market
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Start your Saturday (or Wednesday) morning walking the farmers market for local produce, baked goods, and honey
Indoor rock climbing gym that is designed for beginner to experienced climbers
ELEV8 Climbing and Fitness
777 Boyd Avenue
Indoor rock climbing gym that is designed for beginner to experienced climbers
All summer there are musical events and plays from students and professionals
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Michigan 137
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All summer there are musical events and plays from students and professionals

Night Life

Speakeasy style bar located below 7 monks restaurant. Known for they are fantastic drinks and dark moody feel, it's a great spot for after meal drinks Drink to try: The Bees Knees
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Low Bar
128 S Union St
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Speakeasy style bar located below 7 monks restaurant. Known for they are fantastic drinks and dark moody feel, it's a great spot for after meal drinks Drink to try: The Bees Knees
On the rooftop of Hotel Indigo is a beautiful outdoor bar with the best view around town. Prepare for it to be busy so get there early to snag your seat and watch the sunset over west traverse bay Drink to try: The Moscow Mule
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Hotel Indigo Traverse City
263 W Grandview Pkwy
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On the rooftop of Hotel Indigo is a beautiful outdoor bar with the best view around town. Prepare for it to be busy so get there early to snag your seat and watch the sunset over west traverse bay Drink to try: The Moscow Mule
The parlor brings an old saloon feel to downtown traverse city with its black and white movies, comfortable vintage seating, and fantastic drink options. The is a great place to start the night with a drink and some appetizers Drink to try: The Smoke Stack
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The Parlor TC
205 Lake Avenue
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The parlor brings an old saloon feel to downtown traverse city with its black and white movies, comfortable vintage seating, and fantastic drink options. The is a great place to start the night with a drink and some appetizers Drink to try: The Smoke Stack
Craft cocktail bar with alcohol distilled locally. Sit down and enjoy a drink or stop by to grab a bottle, they make fantastic souvenier! Drink to try: Gin and Bounce
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Mammoth Distilling Cocktail Lounge
221 Garland St
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Craft cocktail bar with alcohol distilled locally. Sit down and enjoy a drink or stop by to grab a bottle, they make fantastic souvenier! Drink to try: Gin and Bounce

Restaurants

Farm club takes farm-to-table to the next level, bringing the table to the farm. Not only do they brew their own beer, but they also have a rotating menu of foods right off the land, and a marketplace with homemade foods and local artisan products. Add in the side trail connecting to the TART trail it is easy to see why this is a local gem.
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Farm Club
10051 South Lake Leelanau Drive
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Farm club takes farm-to-table to the next level, bringing the table to the farm. Not only do they brew their own beer, but they also have a rotating menu of foods right off the land, and a marketplace with homemade foods and local artisan products. Add in the side trail connecting to the TART trail it is easy to see why this is a local gem.
Hop Lot encompasses everything that you imagine when you think of Northern Michigan. Campfires going, music playing, beer flowing, smoker cooking, a friendly game of bags. Hop lot has something for everyone in the family and is a personal favorite a summer night. In the winter, they resurrect igloos and you can have a drink while watching the snow fall.
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Hop Lot Brewing Co.
658 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Hop Lot encompasses everything that you imagine when you think of Northern Michigan. Campfires going, music playing, beer flowing, smoker cooking, a friendly game of bags. Hop lot has something for everyone in the family and is a personal favorite a summer night. In the winter, they resurrect igloos and you can have a drink while watching the snow fall.
If you're wondering where to stop for lunch while doing some downtown shopping look no further than Mama Lu's. They have delicious tacos and margaritas to die all made fresh in house.
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Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop
149 E Front St
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If you're wondering where to stop for lunch while doing some downtown shopping look no further than Mama Lu's. They have delicious tacos and margaritas to die all made fresh in house.
Sometimes you just need pizza and beer after a long day of hiking and the best in town is at the filling station. Located on the train tracks just outside traverse city, it's just a short drive away for a delicious wood-fired pizza.
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The Filling Station Microbrewery
642 Railroad Place
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Sometimes you just need pizza and beer after a long day of hiking and the best in town is at the filling station. Located on the train tracks just outside traverse city, it's just a short drive away for a delicious wood-fired pizza.
Pepenero is a perfect date night spot to spend a few hours enjoying an authentic southern Italian meal. Start with one of their rotating soups, enjoy a few glasses of chianti, and end with an espresso and gelato. Pepenero is truly a special treat each and every time.
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PepeNero
700 Cottageview Drive
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Pepenero is a perfect date night spot to spend a few hours enjoying an authentic southern Italian meal. Start with one of their rotating soups, enjoy a few glasses of chianti, and end with an espresso and gelato. Pepenero is truly a special treat each and every time.
Martha's has a cute small town bistro atmosphere that is enchanting. The food is delicious and best enjoyed outside on the patio on a warm summer night.
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Martha's Leelanau Table
413 North Saint Joseph Street
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Martha's has a cute small town bistro atmosphere that is enchanting. The food is delicious and best enjoyed outside on the patio on a warm summer night.

Neighborhoods

Leland is the home to one of the most scenic towns in Michigan, Fishtown. It is also the port for the Manitou Island Ferries if you want to take a trip out to the islands
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Leland
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Leland is the home to one of the most scenic towns in Michigan, Fishtown. It is also the port for the Manitou Island Ferries if you want to take a trip out to the islands

Shopping Stops

Specially curated collection of small makers from Leelanau county and women owned businesses nationwide. This is a great stop for local gifts and handmade items.
Poppy Things
326 North Saint Joseph Street
Specially curated collection of small makers from Leelanau county and women owned businesses nationwide. This is a great stop for local gifts and handmade items.
Sweet pea has the best collection of baby, toddler, and small children's clothing brands and toys. Favorite stop for baby gifts like bamboo sleepers and children's books.
Sweet Pea
205 E Front St
Sweet pea has the best collection of baby, toddler, and small children's clothing brands and toys. Favorite stop for baby gifts like bamboo sleepers and children's books.
There are a few great bookstores in Traverse and Suttons Bay, but Brilliant books is a personal favorite because it has the best curated collection with titles for every interest.
Brilliant Books
118 East Front Street
There are a few great bookstores in Traverse and Suttons Bay, but Brilliant books is a personal favorite because it has the best curated collection with titles for every interest.