Situated in the middle of the Chain of Lakes, the beaches, water and snow sports in Bellaire, Michigan, make a fabulous Northern Michigan vacation.


Located on the Intermediate River just north of downtown, Richardi Park includes a swimming beach, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a large pavilion that can be rented. In winter, when conditions permit, the village builds ice rinks.

Plenty of parking is available in the lot off E. Antrim Street. Bring the family, a full picnic basket, and enjoy an afternoon in the park!

Snow Sports

This resort headquartered in Bellaire, Michigan, boasts two mountains:

Schuss Mountain combines award-winning terrain, pristine grooming and snow conditions, and the perfect mix of gentle, easy runs and steep, challenging slopes. Schuss Mountain features five terrain parks, five quad-chair lifts, friendly lift operators and a nationally recognized two-time Ski Patrol of the Year staff dedicated to the safety and enjoyment of Shanty Creek’s guests.

Summit Mountain, Shanty Creek’s original slopes, offer guests a more family-friendly experience and Michigan’s best value. The 12 slopes are located behind The Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center and are serviced by two double-chair lifts.

Done playing outdoors? Wander Bellaire for food and shopping.

Cornerstone:  Beaches, Water and Snow Sports in Bellaire, Michigan