Recent Benzonia Articles

13 Small Towns with Big Charm in the Benzie Region

These Northern Michigan towns set out the welcome mat with food, libations, music and fun in the sun. This article was featured in Vacation!...

Winter Insider’s List: Local Tips from Benzie to Ludington

Winter is upon us! Explore six of our favorite ways to get up close and personal with this coastal region from Benzie County to Ludington and all...

Northern Michigan U-Picks: Best Places for Local Fruit

Northern Michigan U-Picks: Looking for a place to hand pick local cherries, apples, or blueberries? Here’s a list of the best U-Pick farms in the area.

Red Hot Best 2023: The Best of Benzie & Leelanau

The votes have been counted and the results are in for the BEST in Benzie and Leelanau County! From Frankfort to Northport, here are your 2023 Red...

Red Hot Best Winners 2023: The Best of Northern Michigan

The 2023 Red Hot Best results are in! Explore all 46 categories, 8 regions and 900+ winners below or search by region and make this your Red Hot...

Sip Like a Local: Benzie, Ludington & Manistee

From Northwoods taverns to hip breweries and distilleries, Northern Michigan is full of good spirits. Explore the best spots for beer, wine, cider...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Benzie Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Is there anything better than an outdoor dining table on a sunny day with a lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town guide to eating outside in the...

Video Escape: Why Benzie Should be Your Next Vacation

| PAID CONTENT The towns of Benzie County may be small, but they deliver big on charm, rolling out the...


Benzonia Attractions


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Point Betsie Lighthouse

Michigan Legacy Art Park

Cherry Bowl Drive-In

Frankfort Garden Theater

Crystal Mountain Resort in Summer


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Benzonia Restaurant Articles

Dine on Crystal Lake Waterfront at Rock's Landing

Crescent Bakery Near Benzonia in Top Ten Bakeries

A Must-Visit Icon: The Cherry Hut in Nearby Beulah

Jim's Joint in Honor Near Benzonia Has Cravable BBQ

Benzonia Local Food

Best Northern Michigan U-Pick Farms

by MyNorth Staff  | Food | Farms

what to do with Kids in Northern Michigan

Summer Camps for Kids

These Northern Michigan summer camps embrace a love of the outdoors and the arts.

Endless Summer Family Fun

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. 

Best Beaches For Kids

We asked our readers to share their favorite spots to take young children to cool off (bonus points for places with playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic tables). These are their picks for best Northern Michigan beaches for kids.

Kid-Friendly Farms with Petting Zoos, Snacks (and Wine)!

Learn about the animals up close and personal and return for seasonal fun like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. 

Best Biking For Kids

Sometimes difficult terrain or cars zipping by can make riding too difficult for kids. Read on for our picks of the best Northern Michigan bike trails for kids.

Make It a Day on Mackinac Island

Forts, fudge, biking the island and horse-drawn carriage rides. It’s kid heaven…and parents love it, too!

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Benzie Weddings

Married! At Crystal Lake Golf Club

A Fairy Tale Wedding at Crystal Mountain

A Summer Wedding Atop the Ski Slope

25 Beautiful Northern Michigan Wedding Ideas

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