Chris’s Benzie County Guidebook

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Chris’s Benzie County Guidebook

Restaurants, Breweries, and Distilleries

Delicious meads, wines, beer, food, honey products, yard games, frisbee golf, live music, and atmosphere!
44 moradores locais recomendam
St. Ambrose Cellars
841 South Pioneer Road
44 moradores locais recomendam
Delicious meads, wines, beer, food, honey products, yard games, frisbee golf, live music, and atmosphere!
Great beer, food, and live music!
15 moradores locais recomendam
Five Shores Brewing
163 South Benzie Boulevard
15 moradores locais recomendam
Great beer, food, and live music!
Great restaurant and brewery
57 moradores locais recomendam
Stormcloud Brewing Company
303 Main Street
57 moradores locais recomendam
Great restaurant and brewery
Great variety of beers on tap and food options
13 moradores locais recomendam
Lucky Dog Bar and Grille
223 S Benzie Blvd
13 moradores locais recomendam
Great variety of beers on tap and food options
A local legend, the ribs are hard to beat!
13 moradores locais recomendam
Geno's Sports Bar And Grill
14848 Thompson Ave
13 moradores locais recomendam
A local legend, the ribs are hard to beat!
Unique craft distillery with great food options and atmosphere!
27 moradores locais recomendam
Iron Fish Distillery
14234 Dzuibanek Rd
27 moradores locais recomendam
Unique craft distillery with great food options and atmosphere!
Best brisket around!
JIMS JOINT BBQ
10914 US-31
Best brisket around!
A Beulah classic - try it out and thank us later! Excellent selection of deli meats and cheeses as well as fresh made bagels, breads, sandwiches, and pastries.
12 moradores locais recomendam
L' Chayim Delicatessen
274 S Benzie Blvd
12 moradores locais recomendam
A Beulah classic - try it out and thank us later! Excellent selection of deli meats and cheeses as well as fresh made bagels, breads, sandwiches, and pastries.
Excellent eclectic foods, beverages, and deli counter with sandwiches and pizza. Try the Judy - you won't regret it!
8 moradores locais recomendam
East Shore Market
276 S Benzie Blvd
8 moradores locais recomendam
Excellent eclectic foods, beverages, and deli counter with sandwiches and pizza. Try the Judy - you won't regret it!
A. Papano's Pizza BEULAH
7803 Crystal Drive
Great pizza!
Great home made ice cream
7 moradores locais recomendam
Hill Top Soda Shoppe
7117 South St
7 moradores locais recomendam
Great home made ice cream
A Benzie County staple, get there early, it fills up fast!
35 moradores locais recomendam
Road House
1058 Benzie Hwy
35 moradores locais recomendam
A Benzie County staple, get there early, it fills up fast!
Closest coffee/espresso and cafe to the cabin - try the tuna melt... *chef's kiss*
13 moradores locais recomendam
Ursa Major Bistro (formerly Blue C Cafe)
245 S Benzie Blvd
13 moradores locais recomendam
Closest coffee/espresso and cafe to the cabin - try the tuna melt... *chef's kiss*
Great beer and live music!
28 moradores locais recomendam
Lake Ann Brewing Company
6535 1st St
28 moradores locais recomendam
Great beer and live music!

Lakes and Beaches

Great local beach on beautiful Crystal Lake!
Beulah Beach
Great local beach on beautiful Crystal Lake!
Awesome beach with epic Lake Michigan waves
14 moradores locais recomendam
Frankfort Public Beach And Playground
14 moradores locais recomendam
Awesome beach with epic Lake Michigan waves
A local favorite
13 moradores locais recomendam
Esch Beach
13 moradores locais recomendam
A local favorite
Classic beach and river access point with boat launch, grills, and picnic areas
7 moradores locais recomendam
Platte River Point
7 moradores locais recomendam
Classic beach and river access point with boat launch, grills, and picnic areas
Beautiful inland lake with great fishing
Platte Lake
Beautiful inland lake with great fishing
great place to enjoy Lake Michigan, close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes
21 moradores locais recomendam
Empire Beach
21 moradores locais recomendam
great place to enjoy Lake Michigan, close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes
Historic Lake Michigan access point with beach access and visitor information
7 moradores locais recomendam
Glen Haven Historic Village
7 moradores locais recomendam
Historic Lake Michigan access point with beach access and visitor information

Rivers

Beautiful river for paddling or fishing, larger than the Platte or but not as big as the Manistee
Betsie River
Beautiful river for paddling or fishing, larger than the Platte or but not as big as the Manistee
Beautiful river for paddling, floating, or fishing
8 moradores locais recomendam
Platte River
8 moradores locais recomendam
Beautiful river for paddling, floating, or fishing
Beautiful large river for paddling, floating, or fishing
7 moradores locais recomendam
Manistee River
7 moradores locais recomendam
Beautiful large river for paddling, floating, or fishing
Stunning crystal clear river, close to Sleeping Bear Dunes
6 moradores locais recomendam
Crystal River
6 moradores locais recomendam
Stunning crystal clear river, close to Sleeping Bear Dunes
Hidden gem of a river, great paddling, fishing, and even some small whitewater!
Boardman River
Hidden gem of a river, great paddling, fishing, and even some small whitewater!
Great canoe/kayak/tube rental and shuttle service right on the Platte river!
41 moradores locais recomendam
Riverside Canoe Trips
5042 North Scenic Highway
41 moradores locais recomendam
Great canoe/kayak/tube rental and shuttle service right on the Platte river!

Trails

Beautiful multipurpose trail running 26 miles from Thompsonville to Frankfort with paved and unpaved sections. Perfect for running, walking, or biking. Some sections are open for snowmobiles in the winter.
9 moradores locais recomendam
Betsie Valley Trail
9 moradores locais recomendam
Beautiful multipurpose trail running 26 miles from Thompsonville to Frankfort with paved and unpaved sections. Perfect for running, walking, or biking. Some sections are open for snowmobiles in the winter.
A classic with iconic views!
32 moradores locais recomendam
Empire Bluff Trailhead
32 moradores locais recomendam
A classic with iconic views!
Great local option with Lake Michigan views
13 moradores locais recomendam
Arcadia Dunes Baldy Trailhead
13 moradores locais recomendam
Great local option with Lake Michigan views
Best mountain bike trails in the area! Beautiful rolling 10-mile and 4-mile loops through hardwood forests
St Pierre Mountain Bike Trail
Best mountain bike trails in the area! Beautiful rolling 10-mile and 4-mile loops through hardwood forests
Quiet forested trail leading to Lake Michigan, excellent for cross country skiing in the winter.
11 moradores locais recomendam
Old Indian Trail Sleeping Bear Dunes
4349 N Scenic Hwy
11 moradores locais recomendam
Quiet forested trail leading to Lake Michigan, excellent for cross country skiing in the winter.
Beautiful trail system in the National Lakeshore, mostly flat, winding through hardwoods on the shore of Lake Michigan. A favorite for trail running or longer hikes. Also accesses the White Pine backcountry campground.
Platte Plains Trail
Beautiful trail system in the National Lakeshore, mostly flat, winding through hardwoods on the shore of Lake Michigan. A favorite for trail running or longer hikes. Also accesses the White Pine backcountry campground.
An area icon! Climb the dunes and walk all the way back to Lake Michigan
116 moradores locais recomendam
Sleeping Bear Dunes
116 moradores locais recomendam
An area icon! Climb the dunes and walk all the way back to Lake Michigan

Golf Courses

A great local course with Crystal Lake views
Crystal Lake Golf
8493 Fairway Dr
A great local course with Crystal Lake views
A shorter but challenging local course with one of my favorite views of Crystal Lake
Pinecroft Golf Course
8260 Henry Rd
A shorter but challenging local course with one of my favorite views of Crystal Lake
My personal favorite course in the area - bentgrass fairways fast and true greens, and well laid out
Mistwood Golf Course
7568 Ole White Dr
My personal favorite course in the area - bentgrass fairways fast and true greens, and well laid out
Great option for a variety of golf with 36 holes. The Mountain Ridge course is very unique!
27 moradores locais recomendam
Crystal Mountain (Michigan)
27 moradores locais recomendam
Great option for a variety of golf with 36 holes. The Mountain Ridge course is very unique!
Closest golf to the cabin, great longer course with rolling hills.
Champion Hill Golf Course
501 North Marshall Road
Closest golf to the cabin, great longer course with rolling hills.
Iconic high-end golf, there is nothing like it!
21 moradores locais recomendam
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
14710 Northwood Hwy
21 moradores locais recomendam
Iconic high-end golf, there is nothing like it!
The one and only. Private country club, must be a member or guest.
Crystal Downs Country Club
249 Crystal Downs Dr
The one and only. Private country club, must be a member or guest.

Shopping

One stop shop for groceries, pharmacy, and hardware
11 moradores locais recomendam
Shop-N-Save
1747 Benzie Highway
11 moradores locais recomendam
One stop shop for groceries, pharmacy, and hardware
Local family owned grocery store, top notch meat counter and liquor/beer/wine selection!
13 moradores locais recomendam
Honor Family Market
10625 Main Street
13 moradores locais recomendam
Local family owned grocery store, top notch meat counter and liquor/beer/wine selection!
The most helpful and knowledgeable staff
Nugent Ace Hardware
1665 Benzie Highway
The most helpful and knowledgeable staff
A great resource if you need any pet supplies
Tractor Supply Co.
1352 Michigan Avenue
A great resource if you need any pet supplies
Closest auto parts store, very friendly and helpful staff
NAPA Auto Parts - Genuine Parts Company
235 North Michigan Avenue
Closest auto parts store, very friendly and helpful staff
Well stocked fishing (and hunting, and pet supply!) shop.
Backcast Fly Shop LLC
1675 Benzie Highway
Well stocked fishing (and hunting, and pet supply!) shop.
Local bike shop, offers parts and service plus bike, SUP, and kayak rentals
Crystal Lake Adventure Sports
214 S Benzie Blvd
Local bike shop, offers parts and service plus bike, SUP, and kayak rentals
Awesome little kitchen and homegoods store
Grace & Laurel
262 S Benzie Blvd
Awesome little kitchen and homegoods store