A-Frame Guidebook

Lexie
A-Frame Guidebook

Honor, MI

location of A-frame
where the platte river meets lake michigan! beautiful views of the shoreline and dunes. if you go in the summer, we recommend getting there in the morning as parking can get crazy! *national park pass needed for parking
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Platte River Point
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where the platte river meets lake michigan! beautiful views of the shoreline and dunes. if you go in the summer, we recommend getting there in the morning as parking can get crazy! *national park pass needed for parking
(.33 miles) walk to the trailhead from the A-frame! a quick hike with views of little platte, big platte, and if you're lucky even the sleeping bear dunes.
Mt. Minnie Nature Preserve
(.33 miles) walk to the trailhead from the A-frame! a quick hike with views of little platte, big platte, and if you're lucky even the sleeping bear dunes.
(memorial day-labor day) originally opened in the '50s, enjoy a new blockbuster film at Northern Michigan's largest movie screen.
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Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre
9812 Honor Highway
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(memorial day-labor day) originally opened in the '50s, enjoy a new blockbuster film at Northern Michigan's largest movie screen.
(open late may-early september) kayak, canoe, or float on a raft down the platte river. a quick walk or drive from the A-frame. equipments rentals, food, and beverages available in the summer.
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Honor Trading Post
8367 Deadstream Rd
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(open late may-early september) kayak, canoe, or float on a raft down the platte river. a quick walk or drive from the A-frame. equipments rentals, food, and beverages available in the summer.
the local beach! beautiful views of platte point and the empire bluffs in the distance. please note: the road is a mile of gravel, not plowed in the winter months.
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Peterson Beach Sleeping Bear Recreation Area
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the local beach! beautiful views of platte point and the empire bluffs in the distance. please note: the road is a mile of gravel, not plowed in the winter months.
the best spot for enjoying a day at the beach or simply watching the sunset! empire bluffs are in the distance and if you're lucky, you can even see the manitou islands. please note: the road is not plowed in the winter months.
Otter Creek
the best spot for enjoying a day at the beach or simply watching the sunset! empire bluffs are in the distance and if you're lucky, you can even see the manitou islands. please note: the road is not plowed in the winter months.
local grocery store, have a great selection of meats and beverages available. try their mountain man or cheddar brats if available!
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Honor Family Market
10625 Main Street
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local grocery store, have a great selection of meats and beverages available. try their mountain man or cheddar brats if available!

Empire, MI

15 minutes north
(1.5 miles) our personal favorite hike! just south of empire, the trail leads to a high bluff overlooking beautiful lake michigan. this is a pretty touristy spot that can get crowded on weekends, we would recommend going earlier in the day for parking. *national park pass needed for parking
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Empire Bluff Trail
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(1.5 miles) our personal favorite hike! just south of empire, the trail leads to a high bluff overlooking beautiful lake michigan. this is a pretty touristy spot that can get crowded on weekends, we would recommend going earlier in the day for parking. *national park pass needed for parking
(open mid april-october) if you're looking to see the sleeping bear dunes up close, we highly recommend doing the 7.4 mile scenic loop! enjoy views of the glen lakes, dunes, and lake michigan. be sure to stop at #9 (near the end) for the best views of all! a great spot to enjoy the sunset at. *national park pass required
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
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(open mid april-october) if you're looking to see the sleeping bear dunes up close, we highly recommend doing the 7.4 mile scenic loop! enjoy views of the glen lakes, dunes, and lake michigan. be sure to stop at #9 (near the end) for the best views of all! a great spot to enjoy the sunset at. *national park pass required
the best sandwiches around! perfect for a meal on the go while enjoying the sleeping bear dunes. the ss noronic and rouse simmons are the best!
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Shipwreck Cafe
11691 S Lacore Rd
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the best sandwiches around! perfect for a meal on the go while enjoying the sleeping bear dunes. the ss noronic and rouse simmons are the best!
a quick walk or drive from downtown empire, surrounded by views of the dunes! typically a busy spot in the summer.
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Empire Beach
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a quick walk or drive from downtown empire, surrounded by views of the dunes! typically a busy spot in the summer.
one of the most popular beaches in the area. just north of empire, north bar lake is typically warmer and flows into lake michigan. be sure to follow the path to the end for views of the dunes. *national park pass required for parking
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North Bar Lake
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one of the most popular beaches in the area. just north of empire, north bar lake is typically warmer and flows into lake michigan. be sure to follow the path to the end for views of the dunes. *national park pass required for parking
visiting the sleeping bear dunes? this is where you get your national park pass! open 9am-4pm every day.
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Philip A. Hart Visitors Center
9922 W Front St
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visiting the sleeping bear dunes? this is where you get your national park pass! open 9am-4pm every day.

Beulah, MI

15 minutes south
a newer brewery with tasty drinks and food! has plenty of outdoor seating during the warmer months and even live music.
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Five Shores Brewing
163 South Benzie Boulevard
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a newer brewery with tasty drinks and food! has plenty of outdoor seating during the warmer months and even live music.
if you like cider or mead, this is your spot! be sure to try their cysers (mead & cider mixed) for the perfect beverage. delicious pizzas also available but the wait is typically long, so don't go on an empty stomach! live music throughout the week.
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St. Ambrose Cellars
841 South Pioneer Road
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if you like cider or mead, this is your spot! be sure to try their cysers (mead & cider mixed) for the perfect beverage. delicious pizzas also available but the wait is typically long, so don't go on an empty stomach! live music throughout the week.
some of the best mexican food ever, a local favorite! if they have availability in the summer, sit outdoors on their patio area for the ultimate experience. there's typically a wait year-round, would recommend arriving right when they open at 4pm to beat the rush!
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Road House
1058 Benzie Hwy
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some of the best mexican food ever, a local favorite! if they have availability in the summer, sit outdoors on their patio area for the ultimate experience. there's typically a wait year-round, would recommend arriving right when they open at 4pm to beat the rush!

Frankfort, MI

20 minutes south
a local brewery known for their belgian inspired ales. their food doesn't disappoint, our go-to is the thai one on flatbread pizza. it's life changing!
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Stormcloud Brewing Company
303 Main Street
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a local brewery known for their belgian inspired ales. their food doesn't disappoint, our go-to is the thai one on flatbread pizza. it's life changing!
known for their pan-asian food with american flare, they also have one of michigan's largest sake lists. the crab ragoons are delicious and they even have views of the frankfort harbor.
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The Fusion
300 Main Street
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known for their pan-asian food with american flare, they also have one of michigan's largest sake lists. the crab ragoons are delicious and they even have views of the frankfort harbor.
historic lighthouse from the 1800s located on lake michigan.
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Point Betsie Lighthouse
3701 Point Betsie Road
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historic lighthouse from the 1800s located on lake michigan.
local movie theater with a beautiful interior, recently renovated. if you have a rainy day, this is a great way to spend it!
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The Garden Theater
301 Main Street
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local movie theater with a beautiful interior, recently renovated. if you have a rainy day, this is a great way to spend it!
a great spot for enjoying the beach, watching surfers and kiteboarders, and even has a historic lighthouse to explore!
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Frankfort Public Beach And Playground
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a great spot for enjoying the beach, watching surfers and kiteboarders, and even has a historic lighthouse to explore!
a newer coffee shop with some great lattes! they even have a free library for picking up a new read.
Bella's Café
313 Main Street
a newer coffee shop with some great lattes! they even have a free library for picking up a new read.
the perfect brunch spot complete with amazing bagel sandwich combinations. highly recommend the jerusalem!
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L'Chayim Delicatessen
318 Main Street
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the perfect brunch spot complete with amazing bagel sandwich combinations. highly recommend the jerusalem!
donuts, muffins, croissants, oh my! delicious breakfast sandwiches also available.
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Crescent Bakery and Cafe
404 Main Street
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donuts, muffins, croissants, oh my! delicious breakfast sandwiches also available.

Thompsonville, MI

25 minutes south east
the midwest's premier family resort with the ski hill available december-march and golf available in the warmer months.
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Crystal Mountain (Michigan)
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the midwest's premier family resort with the ski hill available december-march and golf available in the warmer months.
michigan's first farm based distillery. in the winter, they have tents you can reserve online to enjoy a cocktail in.
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Iron Fish Distillery
14234 Dzuibanek Rd
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michigan's first farm based distillery. in the winter, they have tents you can reserve online to enjoy a cocktail in.

Glen Arbor, MI

30 minutes north
(2.7 miles) one of the more popular hikes with views of lake michigan and the manitou islands. once you get to the top, be sure to take the trail to the right to explore the sand bowl- a local secret!
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Pyramid Point Trailhead
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(2.7 miles) one of the more popular hikes with views of lake michigan and the manitou islands. once you get to the top, be sure to take the trail to the right to explore the sand bowl- a local secret!
(2.8 miles) a hidden gem! enjoy views of lakes michigan and the manitou islands on this loop trail. take advantage of the beach and see the lake up close!
Sleeping Bear Point
(2.8 miles) a hidden gem! enjoy views of lakes michigan and the manitou islands on this loop trail. take advantage of the beach and see the lake up close!
an old logging village located on lake michigan. be sure to stop by the red cannery building for a great photo opportunity! if you're headed to sleeping bear point, you'll pass this historic town on your way.
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Glen Haven
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an old logging village located on lake michigan. be sure to stop by the red cannery building for a great photo opportunity! if you're headed to sleeping bear point, you'll pass this historic town on your way.
a great family activity! bring a meal to enjoy at the picnic area and climb up the dune for a beautiful view of glen lake. we don't recommend hiking any further than the top of the dune as it can take up to 3-4 hours until you see lake michigan- instead, do the pierce stocking scenic drive afterwards to see the views of lake michigan!
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Dune Climb
6748 South Dune Highway
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a great family activity! bring a meal to enjoy at the picnic area and climb up the dune for a beautiful view of glen lake. we don't recommend hiking any further than the top of the dune as it can take up to 3-4 hours until you see lake michigan- instead, do the pierce stocking scenic drive afterwards to see the views of lake michigan!
bringing your bike or longboard? here's a 22-mile recreational trail that runs from empire to north of glen arbor. we like to go from the dune climb to glen haven or even glen arbor! *handicap accessible
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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
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bringing your bike or longboard? here's a 22-mile recreational trail that runs from empire to north of glen arbor. we like to go from the dune climb to glen haven or even glen arbor! *handicap accessible

Arcadia, MI

35 minutes south
if you're able to climb lots of stairs, this is a beautiful scenic spot to enjoy lake michigan from above!
Inspiration Point
if you're able to climb lots of stairs, this is a beautiful scenic spot to enjoy lake michigan from above!
(3.1 miles) a bit longer of a hike, you end at an open dune 356 feet above lake michigan. part of the hike, overlook tail is an accessible path with a stunning overlook.
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Arcadia Dunes Baldy Trailhead
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(3.1 miles) a bit longer of a hike, you end at an open dune 356 feet above lake michigan. part of the hike, overlook tail is an accessible path with a stunning overlook.