Recent Benzonia Articles

The Ultimate Benzie and West Shore of Michigan Must-Do List!

A “must do” list for Benzie County and Northern Michigan’s West Shore including restaurants, golf, theater, hiking, great drives and more.

Red Hot Best 2021: The Best of Benzie & Leelanau

You voted and the results are in! From the region's best beaches to Veterinarian Practices making a local impact, here are your 2021 Leelanau &...

Explore River Country’s Betsie, Platte, Pine & Manistee Rivers

Spend your summer floating, kayaking, paddling and canoeing these Northern Michigan rivers. From Betsie to Pine or Platte to Manistee, there is a...

Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac Hotels, Resorts & Inns for Summer

The Benzie, Manistee and Cadillac region is full of Up North cabins, Victorian-era bed and breakfasts and beautiful resorts. Explore all of our...

Sip Like a Local: Benzie, Ludington & Manistee

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

9 Insider Tips for Things To Do in Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac

Spending some quality time in Benzie, Manistee or Cadillac this summer? Explore 9 of our favorite things to do in this beautiful region. From Cherry...

The Best Winter Sleigh Rides in Northern Michigan

Over the river and through the woods…experience a winter wonderland on these Northern Michigan sleigh rides in Empire, Gaylord, Traverse City and...

Experience a Snowy Sleigh Ride at Fantail Farm in Benzonia

A sleigh ride in Northern Michigan turns a winter's day into an unforgettable memory. Does a sleigh ride sound like the perfect winter activity for...


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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

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Best Northern Michigan U-Pick Farms

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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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A Summer Wedding Atop the Ski Slope

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