Strudels galore, bright and early at Kestelwoods.
We stumbled upon the canteen at Kestelwoods campground on the swift and spectacular Pine River and left in awe of the fresh, made-every-morning fruit pastries. The woman behind all those hand-rolled, paper-thin strudel layers in Kestelwoods pastry case prefers to remain anonymous, though after one bite of the apple version, with hand-sliced fruit and fresh walnuts, we think she deserves a rolling-pin shrine in her name. There’s also cherry strudel, blueberry muffins with Michigan berries, coconut cream pie, and square Napoleons with custard and chocolate and vanilla frosting. Cafe opens at 8 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. weekends. Ice cream and baked goods through the window until 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 p.m. weekends. Kestelwoods Campground, 10467 M-37, 2 miles south of M-55 junction, Wellston, 231-862-3476 or 231-862-3460 (cafe), kestelwoods.com.