Elberta 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...

Grow Benzie Fundraiser Brings Blues & Zydeco Music to Elberta

Grab your dancing shoes! Grow Benzie's annual fundraiser returns to Elberta with nationally-acclaimed blues and zydeco artists and southern-style...

An Insider’s Guide to 4th of July Events in Northern Michigan

Celebrate the 4th Up North! From Frankfort to Traverse City and beyond, these 8 Independence Day events are loved by locals and visitors alike. Dive...

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...


Elberta Region

Stop in Elberta on Your M22 Road Trip

Elberta Region Mom & Pop Resorts Make the List

Elberta Region Outdoors

Beaching & Fishing in Elberta Region

Bike the Betsie Valley Trail (With Fun Stops!)

Find Restaurants, Trails, Craft Drinks & More

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Elberta Area Restaurant Articles

Eat Waterside at Elberta's Cabbage Shed

Elberta & Benzie County Craft Drink

Stormcloud Brews Beer & Community

Where to Drink Craft Drinks (Choose Benzie!)

Up North Kids

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!

Getting to Northern Michigan