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...
Grow Benzie Fundraiser Returns with Live Music & Local Cuisine
Grow Benzie's key annual fundraiser, the Benzie Bayou, returns to Northern Michigan on July 29. Head to Elberta's Waterfront Park for live music by...
Dining Al Fresco: Best Benzie Region Outdoor Dining Spots
Is there anything better than an outdoor dining table in the sunshine and lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town guide to eating outside in the...
Michigan Backcountry Skiing Brings Freedom & Untouched Snow
Play in powder! Grab your skis and head to Benzie County for backcountry skiing and a new perspective. Explore the path less traveled on this...
Try These Northern Michigan Farmers Market Meals + Recipes
Leave your dinner plans behind and head to a local Northern Michigan farmers market. Let these farmers and their produce set the menu for your next...
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.
Elberta & Benzie county attractions
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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!