MyNorth News Service

(Press Release Provided by Bellaire Chamber of Commerce)

Bellaire nominated as “America’s Best Town” by Outside Magazine – Vote Today!

Bellaire, MI. The quaint town of Bellaire in Northwest Michigan has been nominated among 64 towns to be “America’s Best Town” by Outside Magazine. “We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs, and towns on the rise,” states Outside Magazine.

The winner of “America’s Best Town” will be decided by five rounds of public vote, each lasting five days each. Voting started on May 4, 2015 and the first round will go through May 8th. Winners will advance until only two towns remain on May 29. The winner will be the town with the most votes on June 5.

Bellaire is facing off against Rochester, MN in the first round. Vote for Bellaire at:, first round ends May 8th, 2015.

The Village of Bellaire, surrounded by glacier-carved hills and steep valleys certainly fits this description by Outside Magazine. It is centrally located on the chain of lakes, connecting 75 miles of waterway. Several of the larger ones, like Torch Lake and Elk Lake are considered among the most beautiful in the world, and the region has long been a favorite destination for boats and fisherman.

After a day on the trail or out on the boat, feast at a variety of family friendly restaurants and unique lounges; grab a glass of locally produced beer, mead or wine; or visit area farm markets and u-picks to take home a taste Northern Michigan. The peaceful Intermediate River runs through downtown Bellaire, with unique shops and a state-of-the-art movie theater. Stay at one of the numerous cottages, resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, campgrounds, and Motels to retreat to after a full day of exploring the area.