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Antique Shops

Gauthier's Archery
Archery Equipment & Range

One On One Archery


Feel like packing up and lounging at the beach for the day? The following are public access areas within 20 minutes or less.

Barnes Park on Lake Michigan:
Located in Eastport at the end of Torch Lake Drive is a nice sandy beach, probably the largest in the area. Watershoes are recommended as the waterline is very rocky.

Fisherman's Paradise on Lake Bellaire:
Located a few blocks from the Bellaire Beach Club, this water area stretches out about 200 yards before it gets deep.

Dockside Public access on Torch Lake:
Located right next to the Dockside Restaurant, though a very small beach area, it offers a beautiful view and shallow waters.

Thurston Park on Intermediate Lake:
This small beach area offers a park setting with a playground waterside and picnic area. Located conveniently in town, close to a store & marina.

Brick Wheels: Rental and Repair

City Bike Shop

Grand Traverse Cycle

McLain Cycle and Fitness

High Gear Sports

Latitude 45

Boat Rental and Marinas
You're surrounded by the Chain of Lakes and mere minutes from the glorious turquoise waters of Torch Lake. Go ahead and find yourself a rental for the day for fun in the sun!

Butch's Tackle & Marine

Dewitt Marine
Elk River Marina
Luhr's Landing on Torch River
Riverside Marina
Torch River Marine

Don't care to sit streamside, you want to fish deep. Well, we,ll give you some choices for Grand Traverse Bay or you can take a ride a little further north to beautiful Charlevoix.

Big Kahuna Charters: Great reviews from clients who utilized fishing services.
345 E. Welch Court, Traverse City 231-946-7457

Reel Fun Fishing Charters: Another Traverse City favorite to utilize for your charter fishing needs. Located on the Boardman River.
313 Front Street, Traverse 231-929-9272

Ward Bros. Charter Boats, Inc: Charters out of Charlevoix with three 31' Bertams.
106 E. Antrim, Charlevoix 231-547-2371

Breweries, Distilleries & Taprooms


Day Trips
Beaver Island:
Spend the day exploring this peaceful, scenic island. There are restaurants and hotels available. You can travel by air or sea. Enjoy a 2-hour ferryboat ride from Charlevoix. Departs daily from the Charlevoix City Marina. (231) 547-3272. Daily air flights are available by reservation. Call Island Airways at (231) 448-2071; Charlevoix (231) 547-2141; Beaver Island (800) 524-6595; Charlevoix Airport (231) 448-2071, (231) 448-2458

Crooked River Boat Cruise:
Be in charge of your own ship. You can rent a pontoon boat and enjoy the 39-mile Island Waterway stretching from Crooked Lake to Lake Huron. Marinas to rent boats: Ryde Marina - (231) 347-8273, Windjammer Marina - (231) 347-6103 & Crooked River Marina - (231) 548-2215

Hemingway Haunts:
Spend the day following in the tracks of the famed author. He was married in Horton Bay and enjoyed many summers there. He also lived in Petoskey and frequented the Park Garden Cafe and the Perry Hotel. The Little Traverse Historical Society Museum in Petoskey has a special Hemingway exhibit.

Mackinac Island:
Step back in time on this beautiful island. No motor vehicles allowed. Enjoy beautiful scenery, Victorian hotels and inns, fine dining, quaint shops, great fudge and chocolate covered strawberries. Rent a bicycle built-for-two and bike around the island. You can get to the island by air or water from St. Ignace or Mackinaw City. Arnold Ferry Lines (231) 436-5542, Shepler's Ferry (231) 436-5023 & Star Lines (231) 436-5954

Sleeping Bear Dunes:
This National Lakeshore Park is a must do in Northern Michigan for the family. Spiking up to 400 feet high these sandy dunes offer nature at its finest. Go on, climb some dunes! For more info: (888)-334-8499

Fall Color Tours
You haven't experience the true beauty of fall colors until you have experienced them in the rolling hills of Northern Michigan. Here are a few routes we would suggest:

Charlevoix & Boyne City Loop:
From Shanty Creek Resort, proceed north on M-88 toward Bellaire. In downtown Bellaire at the blinking light, continue straight onto Bellaire Highway toward Torch Lake. Turn right onto East Torch Lake Dr. and continue on this road until it ends in Eastport. Turn left onto M-88 and then turn right on US-31 toward Charlevoix. Continue through Charlevoix, stopping if you wish for shopping, a great lunch or simply walking around. Just outside of Charlevoix turn right on Charlevoix-Boyne City Road and continue for about 14 miles until you get to Boyne City, another cute town. From Boyne City, take Lakeshore Drive toward Ironton. To take the car ferry continue on this road along Lake Charlevoix or turn left in Advance to skip the ferry ride. Continue on either road until you hit M-66 and turn left (south) on it. Take M-66 and turn right on Eddy School Rd./ 620 toward Bellaire. This road will end near the Antrim County Airport, where you will be turning left on Derenzy Road. Take this road into Bellaire and turn left on M-88 toward Shanty Creek Road.

Farm Markets
Antrim County Farm Market:
Farm fresh fruits & vegetables. Open every Friday 8am-12:30pm, May 10-October 25. Located behind Bellaire Senior Center in Bellaire.

Brownwood Acres
(231) 544-3910

Buchan's Blueberry Hill
(231) 223-4846

Friskes Orchards
(231) 599-2604

Gallagher's Farm Market
(231) 947-1689

Hoxsie's Farm Market
(231) 267-5264

King Orchards
(877) 937-5464

Rennie Orchards
(231) 264-8387

Rocky Top Farms
(231) 599-2352

Royal Farms
(231) 599-3222

Shetler Family Dairy
(231) 258-8216

Shooks Farms
(231) 544-6418



Also visit Pure Michigan at: www.michigan.org

Festivals and Events
Sip & Savor - Leelanau Wine Trail - April 30 & May 1
Old Mission Blossom Days - Old Mission Peninsula - May 14
34rd Annual Bayshore Marathon - Old Mission Peninsula - May 28
13th Annual Memorial Day Mackinaw Bridge Run - Mackinaw City - May 28
Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival - Eastport - May -
Local Event
68th Annual Lilac Festival - Mackinac Island - June 3-12
Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival - Traverse City
Divas Uncorked - Old Mission Peninsula - June 10
Leland Wine and Food Festival - Leland - June 11
Summer Solstice Art & Wine Walk - Suttons Bay - June
Traverse City Wine & Art Festival - Traverse City - June 25
41st Annual St. Ignace Car Show - St. Ignace - June 23-25
TC Boom Boom Club Fireworks - Traverse City - July 4
National Cherry Festival - Traverse City - July 2-9
Port Huron to Mackinac Yacht Race - July 16
Friendly Garden Club Summer Garden Walk - Traverse City
86th Annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival - Charlevoix - July 16-23
Traverse Bay Outdoor Art Fair - Traverse City
Horse Shows by the Bay - Traverse City - Multiple weekends in July
Traverse City Film Festival - Traverse City - July 26-31
Harbor Days - Elk Rapids - August 3-6
Suttons Bay Art Festival - Suttons Bay - August 1 & 2
Northwest Michigan Fair - Traverse City - August 9-15
Buckley Old Engine Show - Buckley - August 13-16
Rubber Ducky Festival - Bellaire - August 6-15 - Local event
Corvette Crossroads Parade over Mackinaw Bridge - August 27
Taste of Traverse City - Traverse City - September
Iceman Cometh Challenge - Traverse City - November 5

Northern Michigan offers endless possibilities when it comes to good ol' fishin' holes 'round these parts. From creeks, that turn into streams, streams that turn into rivers, rivers that turn into lakes, and even Great Lakes!

Butch's Tackle & Marine:
Offering boat rental, marine supplies, bait, tackle and licenses. 6235 Crystal Springs Road, Bellaire. (231) 377-6787. Located on Clam River where the river flows into Torch Lake.

The Fly Factory's Troutbums:
Guiding fisherman for over 100 years on the AuSable River, located in Grayling with Ray's canoeing. 205 Ingham Street, Grayling - (888) 768-8286

Gate's AuSable Lodge and Pro Shop:
World famous fly fishing shop located on the "Holy Water" of the main branch of the Ausable River. Offers guided float trips on the Ausable and its tributaries. 471 S. Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling. (989) 348-8462

Riverside Marina:
Offering boat rental, bait, tackle and licenses. Located in downtown Bellaire. 115 W. Cayuga, Bellaire (231) 533-8559

The Troutsman:
Complete fly fishing store. Offers guided outings on various northern Michigan streams. 4386 US 31 North, Traverse City. (231) 938-3474

The Chief Golf Course
(231) 533-9000

Hawk's Eye Golf Club
(231) 533-4295

Cedar River Golf Course
(231) 533-8621

The Torch-Agaming
(231) 264-5081

(231) 264-5081

The Legend Golf Course
(231) 533-8621

Summit Golf Course
(231) 533-8621

Schuss Mountain Golf Course
(231) 533-8621

Horseback Riding/Stables
Coyote Bills:
3820 Stover Rd, Bellaire MI 49615 - (231) 533-9055
A riding facility in northern Michigan that offers beginner trail riding to advanced, lessons, horse training and pony rides. Stop in any time.

Sandy's Stables

Movie Theatres
Bellaire Theatre
(231) 533-8725

Bijou by the Bay
(231) 486-5222

Carmike Cinemas
(231) 941-9575 or (231) 933-6388

Gaylord Cinema
(989) 731-9766

Charlevoix Cinema III
(231) 547-4353

Petoskey Cinema
(231) 347-9696

State Theatre
(231) 947-4800

Restaurants, Breweries & Eateries

The largest commerical sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes

Third Coast Yacht Charters:
Full day, half day, and two hour captained power boat charters

Traverse Tall Ship Company:
Sail aboard the 114' tall Manitou or the classic sailing yacht Scout

Shopping Downtown, Shopping Centers & Malls

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

Kalkaska Kaliseum Recreational Comples
Offers lap swim, open swim, family swin, senior fitness, aqua fitness, deep water aerobics, and senior swim.

Blue Sky Boat Rentals - Hourly, daily, and weekly rentals
Crystal River Outfitters - Kayak & canoe trips for all ages and abilities through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Jordan Valley Outfitters - Canoe & Kayak trips, full moon paddle, & float tubes
PaddleAway - Guided kayak tours, all ski levels welcome
The River -Specilizing in family kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and tubes
Riverside Canoe Trips - Canoes, tubes, rafts, kayaks, and boats
Sunset Watersports - Ski boats, deck boats, jet skis, pontoon boats, knee boards, ski boats & jet ski rental
Swiss Hideaway - Canoeing & kayaking

Vineyards, Wineries, & Wine Trails

Bellaire Community United Methodist
(231) 533-8133

Bellaire Wesleyan Church
(231) 533-8844

Church in the Hills
(231) 533-6001

Living Word North
(231) 533-6333

New Hope Community Church
(231) 938-8056

St. Luke The Evangelist Catholic
(231) 533-8121


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