2013 MyNorth Vacation Guide! Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes
Ideas for your ultimate Northern Michigan vacation. A supplement to Traverse Northern Michigan's Magazine.
Vacation! Ideas for Your Ultimate vacation day up north 2013 Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes Alden • Beaver Island • Bellaire Central Lake • Charlevoix • East Jordan • Elk Rapids • Torch Lake A Supplement to Win a White Birch Lodge Family Vacation! See page 1 Vacation! a inside publication PRESIDENT/ EDIToR IN CHIEF VICE PRESIDENT EDIToRIAL/EDIToR Jeff Smith MANAGING EDIToR Elizabeth Edwards CoNTRIBUTING WRITER ART DIRECToR PRoDUCTIoN DIR. 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Jodi G. Simpson MEDIA PRoJECT CooRDINAToR Rachel Fournier MARKETING/EDIToRIAL CooRDINAToR Jennifer Buechel JSIMPSON@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM ride across Lake Michigan to an island adventure; a short, sweet ferry crossing from one Lake Charlevoix village to another; first class marinas. Measure a Charlevoix-area experience in water time, then color it with fine restaurants, unforgettable resort towns, fabulous festivals, great golf and one incredible heated fountain where young children can splash and play from morning until evening. From Elk Rapids to Alden, East Jordan to Bellaire, Central Lake to Charlevoix, to visit is to vacation.—the editors of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and mynorth.com. P.S. Check out our new on the Go mobile extras: videos, photo galleries and more! 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MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 1 Children's toys, clothing & accessories 323 Bridge Street • Charlevoix, MI 49720 231.547.1600 • www.gagaforkids.com 231-547-6361 Downtown Charlevoix Open 7 Days All Year www.myclothingco.com 55thsinceAnnual 1958 smoked and fresh fish we pack for travel smoked sausage 209 Belvedere Avenue pate and seafood 231-547-2532 CHARLEVOIX MICHIGAN 49720 Indoor/Outdoor Pool Boat Slips On-Site Dining Free Wireless Internet Sauna, Hot Tub and Fitness Room Meeting Facilities Golf, Dining and Winter Packages Water, Water Everywhere 2 MyNorth.com Harbor and channel views from every suite. Downtown shopping, dining and entertainment. Nearby beaches, golf courses and winter sports. Saturday, August 10, 2013 800-748-0424 • 231-547-6044 edgewater-charlevoix.com 2nd Saturday in August Downtown • 100 Michigan Avenue Charlevoix, Michigan 49720 CharlevoixWaterfrontArtFair.org Vacation! The Good Stuff if you only have a few days in the charlevoix/chain of lakes area DO not miss: Elk Rapids Dam Beach: This white sandy swath next to the Elk Rapids dam somehow retains a sense of the untouched. A great spot for fishing and swimming, located just steps from downtown on Dexter Road. elkrapidschamber.org. Short’s Brewing Co.: A renovated, century-old hardware store in Bellaire is HQ for one of the Mitten’s most beloved craft breweries. Epic beers, elevated pub grub, live music weekly throughout the summer. 121 N. Spirit of the Woods Museum: This eclectic museum, showcasing dioramas of taxidermied Michigan wildlife, is a classic Northwoods attraction. With its big selection of moccasins, deerskin gloves and other souvenirs, the gift shop alone is worth a visit. 11060 S. US 31, Williamsburg, Bridge St., Bellaire, 231.533.6622, shortsbrewing.com. 231.264.5597, northernmichigan taxidermy.com. Barnes County Park: This gem just north of Torch Lake’s northern tip offers a huge sandy beach on Grand Traverse Bay, plus family-friendly camping, a play area, and a network of hiking and biking trails. 12298 Barnes Park Rd., Eastport, 231.599.2712. The Cellars Winery: The new family-owned winery at Royal Farms—a favorite local roadside fruit stand and market—specializes in vino that features fruit from the farm’s orchards. Try the Sassy Apple wine, which gets its sass from the farm’s own honeycrisps. 10445 N. US 31, Ellsworth, 231.599.3222, royalfarmsinc.com. Quick Links 100’s of Restaurants at MyNorth.com. Go to Food & Wine, Restaurants. Have (even more) Fun Up North! MyNorth.com, go to Events. Rent a Cottage or a Hotel: MyNorth.com, go to Vacation. MyNorth.com/vg-ca Jordan River National Fish Hatchery: This hatchery produces more than three million lake trout and brown trout annually for stocking waters around the Great Lakes. Free tours and a trail system for hiking. 6623 Turner Rd., Elmira, 231.584.2461, Ironton Ferry: Take a trip on one of the shortest ferry rides in the world: the four-car cableguided Ironton ferry, which transports cars, people and bikes across the narrows of Lake Charlevoix. Rates and hours online. charlevoixcounty.org. facebook.com/jordanriverNFH. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 3 Charlevoix Circle of Art s 2013 Exhibits “Things with Wings” • Apr. 20 - Jun. 16 “Beaches, Boats, Bars & Ballads” Jun. 20 - Jul. 17 “Colors” • Jul. 21 - Aug. 25 “Fifth Annual Photography Show” Aug. 29 - Oct. 6 “Michigan Melody” Musical Instruments Oct. 11 - Nov. 30 “Milagros” Dec. 6, 2013 - Jan. 13, 2014 “Folk Art/Folk Tales” Jan. 18, 2014 - Mar. 15, 2014 Five very special events in July 2013: “Youth Camp”, Caesar Citraro, 20 years at Chicago Art Institute, teaches an intensive three day “plein air” class. Professional Actor David Crawford presents a one man drama of “Edgar Allen Poe’s Last Night”. Check CCA website on all classes and events. 109 Clinton Street • 231-547-3554 • CharlevoixCircle.org White Birch Lodge All-Inclusive Family Fun! (231) 264-8271 571 Meguzee Point Rd. • Elk Rapids, MI www.WhiteBirchLodge.org Artisan crafted home, personal and garden accessories New Location at 211 Bridge St., Charlevoix • 231.547.5820 “My favorite up-north store.” “Unique selection” • “ Great Gifts” Follow us on Facebook! SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL 2013 tickets.interlochen.org • 800.681.5920 AVETT FEATURING THE BROTHERS Gourmet Salt Water Taffy For a step back in time, visit The Taffy Barrel in Downtown Charlevoix or on the web at TheTaffyBarrel.com Did you know... Our taffys are completely peanut, tree nuts and gluten FREE 231-547-9288 4 MyNorth.com JOSH GROBAN W I T H T H E T R AV E R S E STEVE MILLER BAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA KRIS KRISTOFFERSON NEGRA BRIAN WILSON LUNA DANCE THEATRE WITH WILSON PHILLIPS AND AL JARDINE TRACE ADKINS HAMLET INTERLOCHEN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET WORLD YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SHEMEKIA COPELAND THE CAPITOL STEPS Vacation! Beaches 5 Elk Rapids Veterans Memorial Park is Elk Rapids’ main locale for swimming, sunning and living it up. The location is especially nice for families, as the waters here are shallow and warm, and kids love playing where the mouth of Elk River empties out on the beach. Other features: basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic tables, play area, grills, and trees for finding respite from the sun. On River Street in downtown Elk Rapids. ELKRAPIDSCHAMBER.ORG. ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER Charlevoix Lake Michigan Beach in Charlevoix is a popular white-sand oasis with all the amenities: lifeguards, concession stands, restrooms, picnic areas. It’s also the place to catch a gorgeous sunset, and is home to great rock hunting—especially for Petoskey stones. The beach is a short walk from downtown Charlevoix along the Pine River Channel. CHARLEVOIX.ORG. Torch Lake Township Despite being Michigan’s second-largest inland lake—and one of the state’s most lovely lakes at that—Torch Lake doesn’t offer many public access sites, and none of them are traditional sugar-sand beaches like those on nearby Lake Michigan. But if you’re looking to dip your toes into these gorgeous waters, the pretty little beach at William K. Good Day Park in Torch Lake Township is the place to be, with pavilions, picnic tables, a public boat launch and swimming area. Find it at the eastern end of Public Dock Road, on US 31 just a few miles south of M-88. Call Torch Lake Township Clerk for info. 231.599.2036. East Jordan Elm Pointe, formerly the pioneer homestead of the Monroe family, is one of East Jordan’s loveliest parks. Monroe Creek winds its way through the 11 acres of parkland, which includes beach frontage and a picnic area MyNorth.com/vg-ca on the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. The historic Monroe home still stands on the property (available as event space for weddings and gatherings), as does the East Jordan Portside Art and Historical Museum, open (with free admission) on weekends in June and Thursdays through Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in July and August. 1787 N M-66, EAST JORDAN, EASTJORDANCITY.ORG. Alden Among the select few public access sites on Torch Lake is this cute little patch of frontage and sandy-bottomed swimming spot in Alden, next to the pier. You won’t find volleyball nets or lifeguards, but you’ll likely have it all to yourself—and you’ll be just seconds from the shops and eateries downtown. With the shoreline here facing straight west, this is the perfect place for a sunset dip. Find it in downtown Alden at the sharp dog-leg on South East Torch Lake Drive (County Highway 593). VISITALDEN.COM. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 5 Elk rapids Serving all of Northen Michigan Call us or visit our Elk Rapids office Tom Wiltse Kellie Sergent Anne Wiltse 116 River Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 231-264-4500 Vintage Northern Michigan Prints Elk rapids art galleries 137 River Street Elk Rapids 231-264-6330 Celebrating 21 Years A Visual Feast! Twisted Fish Gallery & Sculpture Garden Glass Cherries by Donald Carlson Proudly handmade in the US StoneHedge Gallery & Studio, LLC 914 US 31 South • Elk Rapids, MI 231.264.9149 email@example.com New Art • Gently Used Art • Classes Working Pottery Studio 6 MyNorth.com 128 River Street Downtown Elk Rapids 231-264-6660 10443 South Bayshore Drive, Elk Rapids, MI Open 7 days a week twistedfishart.com 231.264.0123 Vacation! Get on the Water Lake Charlevoix: There’s a reason this beautiful Northern Michigan lake placed second only to Lake Tahoe in USA Today’s readers poll of America’s best lakes. A boat tour of Lake Charlevoix will not only give you a beautiful day on the water but access to three of the North’s best small towns: East Jordan at the end of the lake’s south arm; Boyne City at the eastern edge of the north arm; and Charlevoix on the lake’s western edge. A shallow ledge, which outlines the entire lake, makes it ideal for anchoring and relaxing the day away. Find rentals at Sunset Watersports. 231.932.1800, sunsetwatersports.com. CARLY PASZEK, SHEA HADDAD Torch Lake: Though Torch Lake wasn’t voted best anything in any recent polls, many locals swear Torch is Michigan’s most spectacular lake. And on sunny days, when the turquoise waters are reminiscent of the Caribbean, it’s hard to argue with them. For those who love to socialize, hanging out on the sandbars at the lake’s south end is a summertime tradition; those seeking a little more peace and quiet will find the lake’s northern stretches more their speed. Find everything from pontoon to powerboat rentals at Dewitt Marine near Bellaire. 6509 Crystal Springs Rd., Bellaire, 231.377.6611, dewittmarine.com. Lake Michigan Cruises: The inland lakes of Northern Michigan offer plenty to do, but nothing beats the romance of the “Big Lake” to the west. A sunset cruise on Lake Michigan is a particularly breathtaking experience. Keweenaw Excursions offers two-hour sunset cruises aboard the 110-foot Keweenaw Star. The boat departs MyNorth.com/vg-ca from downtown Charlevoix and cruises Round Lake before peacefully sailing into Lake Michigan underneath the Charlevoix drawbridge. Reservations required. 109 Bridge Park Dr., Charlevoix, 231.237.9365, keweenawexcursions.com. Jordan River: For canoe and kayak enthusiasts, there are few more beautiful spots to paddle than the scenic Jordan River Valley. The high bluffs that surround the river reach nearly 500 feet in some places, and are particularly gorgeous during fall color season. Navigating the waters of the Jordan River doesn’t require a ton of expertise, but complete beginners may prefer a guided group trip with Jordan Valley Outfitters, which offers tours and a full line of kayak, canoe and tubing rentals. 311 N. Lake St., East Jordan, 231.536.0006, jvoutfitters.com. Upper Chain of Lakes: The 75 miles of lakes and interconnected waterways that make up the Chain of Lakes is a paddler’s paradise. Though the lower chain boasts the larger, flagship lakes like Torch and Elk, the underrated upper chain offers a laid-back canoeing or kayaking experience on six smaller, intimate lakes. Experienced paddlers can make a journey out of them all, though exploring smaller sections from one of the many put-in sites also makes for some great trips. One note: There are no canoe or kayak rental shops along the upper chain, so if you’re not bringing your own gear, hit up Jordan Valley Outfitters in East Jordan on your way to the water. 311 N. Lake St., East Jordan, 231.536.0006, jvoutfitters.com. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 7 Vacation! sculpture of owners Ray and Tami Bier. 17959 Ferry Rd., Charlevoix, 231.547.2288, biergallery.com. Todd Warner Gallery The acclaimed artist aptly calls himself a master of sophisticated whimsy, and his work delivers on the claim. Discover a playful menagerie of animals and people, represented in sculpture and other media. 405 Bridge St., Charlevoix, 231.675.0596, toddwarnerstudios.com. Mullaly’s 128 Renowned for its expansive collection of glass artwork, this 20-year-old gallery also presents a large and eclectic mix of accomplished artists practicing in a full range of media. 128 River St., Elk Rapids, 231.264.6660, mullalys128.com. Twisted Fish Gallery The gallery’s captivating sculpture garden beckons just off the highway; inside find an imaginative collection curated from top quality artists, most from Northern Michigan. 10443 S. Bayshore Drive, (just south of Elk Rapids off US 31), 231.264.0123, twistedfishgallery.com. Stonehedge Gallery Focused largely on more representational art, this lovely collection presented inside a beautifully restored Victorian home makes for a worthy and evocative stop. 914 US 31 S., Elk Rapids, 231.264.9149, stonehedgegallery.com. Galleries 4Bier Gallery and Pottery Studio Blue Heron Gallery Presenting artist/owner Dan Reszka’s work along with dozens of artists working in oils, pottery, photography, jewelry and other media. 131 Ames St., Elk Rapids (1/4 mile east of US 31), 231.264.9210, From its restored red-and-white schoolhouse, Bier Gallery represents a finely curated collection of more than 60 artists developed during 30 years. Includes the pottery and clay Breakfast Harbor Cafe: This Elk Rapids’ hometown cafe features five kinds of pancakes, nine kinds of omelets, weekly specials, and some creative, crave-worthy surprises, like the Blueberries-N-Cream French Toast. Closed Wednesdays. 129 RIVER ST., ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.8700, THEHARBORCAFE.ORG. ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER Moka: This hip coffee shop in downtown Bellaire is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or for those wanting something on the lighter side. Homemade scones, muffins, pastries and quiche complement a full menu of fresh-brewed espresso drinks. 102 N. BRIDGE ST., BELLAIRE, 231.533.6262, MOKABELLAIRE.COM. Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen: Many think of this New Orleans-inspired restaurant as a dinner destination, but the Sunday brunch (10 a.m. to 3 8 MyNorth.com blueherongallery-er.com. Get tickets to art festivals & gallery events at p.m.) proves Cajun cuisine also has a place at the breakfast table. Our favorites include the cheddar grits, andouille hash and eggs, and crawfish Benedict. 617 AMES ST., ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.0530, MAGNUMHOSPITALITY.COM/PEARLS. The Front Porch: This nonprofit volunteer-run community kitchen was launched in 2008 in the country village of Ellsworth. Classic breakfast fare, daily specials, and a great community vibe. The modest prices are all suggested donations. 9235 MAIN ST., ELLSWORTH, 231.588.2000, FRONTPORCHELLSWORTH.ORG. Mrs. Pete’s: A classic diner experience and bona fide locals’ favorite. Breakfast menu includes all the hits: oversized griddle pancakes, homemade biscuits and gravy, French toast, and eggs just the way you want them. Generous portions, fair prices. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. 735 E. CAYUGA ST., BELLAIRE, 231.533.5555. Vacation! Biking MyNorth.com/vg-ca Cycling For serious road warriors, your ticket to one of the best rides in the region is simply to follow the eastern shore of beautiful Torch Lake, which, at 19 miles, ranks as Michigan’s longest inland lake. The tree-lined route along East Torch Lake Drive offers relatively flat terrain and intermittent views of Torch’s tropical-blue waters. The shoulder is less than generous at times, but assertive riders shouldn’t have any problem with traffic, even during peak tourist season. Our suggestion: Start your ride in the village of Alden on the southeast end of Torch, and bike 17 miles to Eastport at the top of the lake, where the beach at Barnes Park is a great place to spend the afternoon before heading back south. 4Grass River Natural Area ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER, CARLY PASZEK, SHEA HADDAD Cruising With nearly 26 miles of trails—almost all of them paved—the Little Traverse Wheelway (trailscouncil.org) makes exploring the region as easy as riding a bike. Not only does the trail allow you to pedal all the way from Charlevoix through Petoskey and onward to Harbor Springs, but most of the journey will put you within sight of the beautiful Lake Michigan coastline. On your trip you’ll find more than a half-dozen roadside parks to take in a picnic lunch, and numerous beaches with direct access to the water. Make Petoskey your midway point and you’ll have access to some of the region’s best restaurants and shopping. Find the Charlevoix trailhead, plus parking and restrooms, at Charlevoix Township Hall, 12491 Waller Road. For bike rentals nearby, try Revolution Bike & Boards. 102 MASON ST., CHARLEVOIX, 231.237.0900, REVOLUTIONBANDB.WEBS.COM. Hike A 1,400-acre Antrim County oasis and self-proclaimed “eco-guardian project,” Grass River offers visitors a peek into the upland, wetland and aquatic ecosystems of the Chain of Lakes. Seven miles of easy walking trails meander along meadows, woods and streams; one section of trail includes a wheelchair-accessible “perception pathway” for visitors with special needs. The interpretive center offers lots of classes and guided hikes, such as the weekly 1 p.m. “Sunday Stroll”—a leisurely walk led by a naturalist. 6500 ALDEN HWY., BELLAIRE, 231.533.8576, GRASSRIVER.ORG. Jordan River Pathway This rugged 18-mile trek winds through the wildly scenic Jordan River Valley, an 18,000acre swath of state-owned forestland. The tract has dramatic elevation changes and is home to the pristine Jordan River. This is a great destination for a weekend backpacking trip; stay overnight at Piney Bridge Campground, a rustic camping spot with 15 hike-in tent sites located about halfway along the trail. For an easy day hike, try the three-mile Deadman’s Loop. Find the main trailhead off Deadman’s Hill Road, six miles north of Alba on US 131. State Recreation Passport required. 989.732.3541, MICHIGANDNR.COM. Coy Mountain Preserve Many visitors overlook this pretty 1.4-mile hike, but it’s a treat worth seeking out. The 17-acre tract, tucked down a residential road near downtown Alden, encompasses a 140-foot ridge forested with virgin hardwoods. It’s the perfect spot to stretch your legs and search for wildflowers; come fall, the foliage is magnificent. From downtown Alden, follow Coy Street south for one-third of a mile; turn east on Valley Street. The preserve is two blocks in. VISITALDEN.COM. 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Named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 10 golf resorts in the northern United States. 5780 shantY creek rd., bellaIre, 800.678.4111, shantYcreek.com. BeLvedeRe cLuB A challenging, historic course in Charlevoix built in 1925 during the golden age of American golf course design. Belvedere has played host to the Michigan Amateur Championships a record 39 times and was recently ranked by Golfweek Magazine as the top classic course in the state. 5731 marIon center rd., charlevoIx, 231.547.2611, belvederegolfclub.com. centenniaL FaRm An 18-hole public course on more than 100 acres of Bellaire’s most scenic rolling farmland, featuring a wide-open front nine and a wooded, hilly and incredibly scenic back nine. A good option for high handicappers and bargain hunters. 3388 W. eddY SHEA HADDAD school rd., bellaIre, 231.533.5200. cHaRLevoiX goLF cLuB Located just a stone’s throw from downtown Charlevoix, this city-run nine-hole course offers some of the most laid-back and inexpensive golfing in the region. The only tough part is deciding wheth- MyNorth.com/vg-ca er to cool down in Lake Michigan or Lake Charlevoix after your round, as both are within walking distance of the clubhouse. 400 faIrWaY dr., charlevoIx, 231.547.3268, charlevoIxgolfclub.com. cHaRLevoiX countRy cLuB New ownership in 2012 gave a fresh face to this Northern Michigan semi-private country club. Amenities include a newly renovated clubhouse, one of the region’s only steakhouses, a swimming pool, and a challenging course that plays to the strengths of the region’s natural beauty. 9600 club house dr., charlevoIx, 231.547.9796, chxcountrYclub.com. a-ga-ming goLF ResoRt A full-scale golf resort situated between East Grand Traverse Bay and the western shore of beautiful Torch Lake. Choose from three 18-hole courses; the links-style Sundance course is a favorite for its spectacular vistas and ability to challenge players of all levels. 627 agamIng dr., keWadIn, 231.264.5081, a-ga-mIng.com. maLLaRd goLF cLuB A laid-back, inexpensive nine-hole course located near scenic East Jordan, featuring a casual dining room, full bar and a quintessential Northern Michigan Friday night fish fry. 9569 baIleY rd., east jordan, 231.536.3636, mallardgolf.com. dunmagLas A spectacular course whose views overlooking both Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan will challenge you to keep focused on your game. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 50 upscale courses in the country. 09031 boYne cItY rd., charlevoIx, 231.547.4653, dunmaglas.com. HaWk’s eye goLF ResoRt Stay a whole week at this Bellaire golf resort, which offers full hotel accommodations on site and an 18-hole championship layout course that was voted among the best in the state by readers of Michigan Golf Magazine. 2620 haWk’s eYe dr., bellaIre, 866.868.8181, ye nyne oLde HoLLes one of Northern Michigan’s first golf courses that carries on the old English spirit of the sport with thick rough, hilly terrain, and a philosophy that enjoyment of nature is part of the experience. The must-visit clubhouse is a beautifully restored 1876 farmhouse. 6386 ferrY rd., east jordan, golfbellaIre.com. 231.582.7609, YenYne.com. golfelkrapIds.com. eLk RaPids goLF couRse A great choice for beginners and high-handicappers, this nine-hole course—designed by the legendary Donald Ross—offers some spectacular views of scenic Elk Lake. 724 ames, elk rapIds, 231.264.8891, MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 11 GOOD EATS HOME DECOR GIFTS CLOTHING JEWELRY downtown bellaire • www.uniquelynorth.com • 231.533.4630 Sassy Sunflower voted Best Eclectic, Best Staff and Best Windows by Northern Express readers. Bringing you new FUN... opening at Sassy Serving MOOMERS Ice-Cream! Open 7 Days a Week 120 N. Bridge • Bellaire • 231-350-7500 12 MyNorth.com Ask for Paddlebuoy at your local marina or visit www.paddlebuoy.com Vacation! MOVIE THEATERS Rainy summer days are the perfect excuse to catch a matinee movie at a small-town theater— the sweet alternative to multi-screen, big-city cineplexes. Elk Rapids: The Elk Rapids Cinema retains many of its historical details from when it first opened in 1940, and boasts the world’s largest black-light ceiling design. 205 rIver st., 231.264.8601, elkrapIdscInema.com. Charlevoix: The 1970s- Kids Kids Fishing Pond: Little anglers will love tossing a line into Elk Rapids’ family friendly “Kids Pond,” stocked with smallmouth bass and steelhead. A boardwalk surrounding the pond provides easy access. Find the pond not far from downtown, off Dexter Street just below the spillway. elkrapIds.org. Raven Hill Discovery Center: This hands-on science, history and art museum has activities and exhibits both indoors and out, making it a perfect kid-friendly day trip whatever the weather. Outdoor adventures include a music garden, wetlands boardwalk, pond, labyrinth, accessible treehouse and more; indoor attractions include a fiber studio, print shop, one-room schoolhouse and even a live animal room where kiddos can learn about native wildlife. Lots of classes, too; check online for schedule. 4737 fuller SHEA HADDAD rd., east jordan, 231.536.3369, ravenhIlldIscoverYcenter.com. Brownwood Acres: Filling a paper lunch sack full of saltwater taffy, jawbreakers, lemon drops, gummies and other penny candy at historic Brownwood Acres’ general store has long been a summertime tradition era Charlevoix Cinema III underwent major renovations earlier this year, including new seats, digital projectors and a 3D screen. 107 antrIm st., charlevoIx, 231.547.4353, charlevoIxmovIes.com. for kids in the Torch Lake/Central Lake region. As the original location for the award-winning Brownwood Acres preserves and tart cherry juice company, this fivegeneration, family-owned enterprise is also home to a great gift shop and historic one-room schoolhouse. Make sure to check out the eclectic flea market each Sunday morning, where Brownwood’s longtime proprietress still makes homemade doughnuts every week. 2493 se torch lake dr., central lake, 231.544.3910, broWnWoodacres.com. Charlevoix Fountain of Youth: This interac- tive, heated fountain in Charlevoix’s East Park was designed specifically as a playscape for young children, featuring a safety-textured surface where water gushes, sputters and splashes in unpredictable patterns. The result is a squeal-inducing delight for little ones, who love to run around in the mini geysers. The fountain is open for playing every day between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.; 9:30 p.m. starts the fountain’s nightly display, where the water is programmed to “dance” to a music and light show. Next to the Harbor Master Building, Bellaire: The Bellaire Cinema has been a fixture since the early ‘40s, and happens to be located less than a block from the Dairy Twist, one of the best soft serves around (for after-movie treats, of course). 112 n. brIdge st., bellaIre, 989.731.9766, northernmIcInemas. com. 100 e. clInton, charlevoIx. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 13 “MAIL CALL” (Sculpture) approx 18” tall x 14” wide x 13” long BY TODD J WARNER “DIVE SCHOOL” BY TODD J WARNER & LINK WACHLER FINALLY, JEWELRY THAT MAKES YOU SMILE A TODD WARNER AND LINK WACHLER COLLABORATION TODD WARNER GALLERY 405 BRIDGE STREET ~ CHARLEVOIX, MI TODDWARNERGALLERY.COM ~ 231.675.0596 ~ TODD@TODDWARNERSTUDIOS.COM Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites 2012 Certificate of Excellence Fruits & Veggies • U-pick Winery & Wine Tasting Bakery, Gifts & More! 10445 N. US 31 Ellsworth /Atwood toll-free 866-224-4801 www.royalfarmsinc.com • Only rated hotel in downtown Charlevoix • Free breakfast and high speed WI-FI • Largest seasonal outdoor heated pool • Indoor hot tubs and fireplaces • 32 Flat screen TV’s in all rooms • Featuring Weathervane Wonderbeds & Charlevoix’s only triple sheeted hotel www.weathervane-chx.com firstname.lastname@example.org 111 Pine River Ln • Charlevoix 231 547 9955 14 MyNorth.com Vacation! Photo Spots earl young Hobbit Houses Scattered in the neighborhoods around Charlevoix are 30-some curious stone cottages built between 1918 and the mid-1970s by self-taught architect Earl Young. The buildings, which feature native fieldstone walls and irregular, sloping cedar-shake roofs, are affectionately referred to as the “Hobbit houses” for their quirky, earthy charm. Visit the Chamber of Commerce downtown for a self-guided walking tour map. 231.547.2101, CHARELVoIx.oRG. deadman’s Hill A breathtaking overlook in the Jordan River Valley set some 435 feet above the river offering panoramic views of the entire region. Beautiful any time of year, but particularly striking during fall color season. Located at the end of Deadman’s Hill Road, on the left as you head north on US 131, about six miles north of Alba. chain of Lakes Photo opportunities abound on this 75-mile-long waterway consisting of 14 inland lakes and connecting rivers. The crown jewel of the chain is 19-mile-long Torch Lake—Michigan’s longest and second-largest inland lake. Canoeing the whole chain is possible with some portaging on the upper half; or boat the bottom half to see Torch Lake, Elk Lake and Lake Skegemog without ever leaving the water. MyNorth.com/vg-ca CARLEY PASZEK, ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER BEAVER ISLAND beaver Island is loved today for its wild, sandy beaches, island forests, and general seclusion—but it’s also home to an incredible, storied history. In the mid-1800s, the renegade mormon leader and self-anointed prophet james strang led 300 devotees to the island to establish an independent mormon kingdom in the middle of lake michigan. strang’s reign lasted a brief six years—he was assassinated in 1856—and his followers were evicted from the island shortly thereafter by the island’s non-mormon inhabitants. following strang’s death, Irish immigrants established a new enclave on the island, and by the late 1800s, some 95 percent of beaver Island residents actually counted themselves Irish. relics of both the mormon and Irish communities still survive today: the mormon colony’s former print shop is now a museum, and the island’s two Irish pubs (the shamrock and donegal danny’s) are the only establishments open year-round. of course, beyond the history, beaver Island offers plenty to make for a memorable trip, including a pair of historic lighthouses, charter fishing, rustic camping, remote beaches, and a biological station run by central michigan university. hiking the island’s extensive network of trails is a great way to explore the interior, but a day in a kayak will allow you to explore the shoreline, shipwrecks and many other smaller islands that make up the beaver Island archipelago (find rentals and guided trips through Inland seas school of kayaking; InlandseaskaYakIng.com). Whatever your adventure, budget for a full day, as the ferry ride to the island—across the 32 miles of beautiful open lake michigan waters—is two hours each way. beaverIsland.org. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 15 WANT TO BE HERE WE CAN HELP REAL ESTATE & RENTALS There’s Only ONE Place For Quality & Selection American’s Largest Selection of QUALITY Top Brand Patio Furniture Over 65,000 Square Feet American Made 20 year Warranty 200+ One-of-a-Kind Patio Sets on Display and Ready for Immediate Delivery Be American Buy Quality American Made Custom Cushions and Awnings in Thousands of Fabrics Hundreds of Umbrellas Top Brand BBQ Grills www.summerplacecasuals.com www.NORTHERNEXIT.com 14000 US-31, Beulah, Michigan (4 miles east of Honor, 15 minutes west of Traverse City) 231-264-9833 / 231-258-0927 Elk Rapids & Kalkaska 231-325-6000 • 877-322-8820 toll free Halfway to the Top Coming Soon LAKE VIEW FARMS AND LATITUDE 45 VINEYARD WHY SHOP AT THE MALL WHEN WE HAVE IT ALL 9682 Meggison Rd. Central Lake, MI Introducing PIER MICHIGAN™ Sportswear 403 Bridge Street • Downtown Charlevoix (231) 547-9808 Monday - Sunday 9am - 9pm Women and Men Clothing Jewelry Scarfs Hats • • • Special Events • Wine Tasting • Home Decor Fine Gifts • Exceptional views of Lake Michigan for inquiries stop at Halfway to the Top in downtown Charlevoix or call the store at 231-547-9808 Also you can check us out at www.latitude-45.com and watch our progress for weekly/monthly updates. 16 MyNorth.com Vacation! Dining Siren Hall: Seafood takes center stage here—oysters from both coasts, scallops, a wicked-good New England clam chowder— but there’s also pasta, pizza, steak and other sophisticated offerings. An excellent wine list and lovely outdoor patio make this place ideal for lingering over drinks on balmy summer evenings. 151 River St., Elk Rapids, 231.264.6062, sirenhall.com. Rowe Inn: It’s no stretch to say that this intimate, awardwinning, French-country-inspired establishment helped pioneer fine dining in Northwest Michigan. The Rowe was founded in the early 1970s with the mission to celebrate local foods—long before the “farm to table” ethos became a movement. French cooking techniques and traditions, a menu that shifts with the seasons, and a spotlight on Michigan’s rich culinary offerings make for an unforgettable—yet still Up North casual—dining experience. A must for foodies. 6303 East Jordan Rd., Ellsworth, 231.588.7351, roweinn.com. The Lakeview at Shanty Creek: Spectacular sunset views over Lake Bellaire is the proverbial cherry on top to dining at this upscale-casual restaurant at Shanty Creek Resort. The dinner menu focuses on flights of small plates, but does offer larger-portioned “complete plates” (rib-eye, salmon, pasta)—always with an eye toward locally procured ingredients and regional craft brews. Award-winning desserts and a great selection of creative after-dinner drinks. 5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, 231.533.8621, shantycreek.com. Lulu’s Bistro: Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef Michael Peterson trained in Paris before returning to his native Northern Michigan and opening this hip bistro near the bridge in downtown Bellaire. Elegant, seasonally inspired menu; smart wine list with many regional offerings; seating on the brick patio for outdoor dining. 213N. Bridge St., Bellaire, 231.533.5252, lulusbistro.com. Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen: Eclectic, Bayou-inspired Pearl’s celebrates the melting-pot flavors of Cajun-Creole cuisine: fried green tomatoes, jambalaya, blackened alligator, po’ boys, étoufée, crawfish and other authentic Southern specialties. In keeping with the laissez les bon temps rouler spirit, there’s also a great selection of festive cocktails—plus an entire menu devoted just to premium single-barrel and small-batch bourbons. 617 Ames St., Elk TODD ZAWISTOWSKI Rapids, 231.264.0530, magnumhospitality.com/pearls. Cafe Esperance: This seasonal cafe tucked alongside a wine shop feels like a sweet European bistro, with a simple chalkboard menu, patio for dining al fresco, and dishes inspired by the region’s bounty (local farm produce; seafood from nearby John Cross fisheries). The wine list is practically endless—in addition to those listed on the menu, every bottle in the retail cellar is available for purchase with your meal, regardless of price. Reservations recommended. MyNorth.com/vg-ca 23853 US-31, Charlevoix, 231.237.9300, esperancewine.com. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 17 Your Favorite Way to Fly to Northern Michigan! ArchitecturAl Furniture • SAlvAge Art extrAordinAry FindS Quickly & Conveniently Getting You to Your Meeting or Michigan Adventure! tvcairport.com Fruit Stand Old World Bakery Orchard Cafe General Store Orchard Playland Country Haus Specialty Mail Order (personal & business gifts) Tractor-Drawn Orchard Tours Best of 2012 WINNER Local Fruit Product: Apple Cider, U-Pick Farm, Cherry Pie “Like” Friske's Farm Market on Facebook! Studio/Warehouse; 320 State St, East Jordan Showroom; Cedar Creek Interiors 415 S. Union, Traverse City 231-675-2606 • deercreekjunk.com Check our website for Junk-a-palooza dates! Group Rates Are Available for 10 or More Travelers on our Partner Airlines! 10 miles south of Charlevoix 10743 N. US 31 (231) 599-2604 www.friske.com “Where river, lake and friendly people meet” ~Take a Rural Ride ~ Atwood to Ellsworth to East Jordan to Boyne Falls Our Lake Charlevoix Marina is Open Photography by Karen Walker www.ridethebreezeway.com Accessible to boaters, overnight stays and day trippers. Our beautiful wild and scenic Jordan River is perfect for canoeing and kayaking and the Jordan Valley for hiking. Plus our unique shops, restaurants, lodging and camping make this a GREAT Escape! 18 MyNorth.com The best 26 miles of rural bliss! farm markets • historical sites • dining • shopping fishing, hunting & birdwatching • camping & parks • hiking & biking geocaching • kayaking, rafting & canoeing • lodging golf & skiing • art galleries • museums East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce 231.536.7351 • email@example.com 231.536.7351 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.ejchamber.org www.ejchamber.org Vacation! Towns & Festivals Elk Rapids: A little harbor town between Elk Lake and Lake Michigan, with a downtown beach, marina, and a handful of sweet shops and restaurants, including Chef Charles (147 River St.), one of our favorite pizzerias around. elkrapidschamber.org. Don’t Miss: Harbor Days, July 31 - August 3 Elk Rapids’ big summer shindig, featuring music, parades, a carnival, sand-castle building, fireworks and other fun. elkrapidsharbordays.org. Ellsworth: A quiet Chain of Lakes hamlet on the shores of Ellsworth Lake, with a gorgeous public park home to a labyrinth garden and Michigan’s largest public outdoor archery range. Don’t Miss: Ellebration, July 6 - 8 An all-American festival featuring historic trolley tours, a pancake breakfast, boat parade and fireworks, among other events. ELLEBRATION.COM. MATT CARISSIMI Charlevoix: This lively town is quintes- sential Up North: fudge shops, ferry docks, a beautiful marina, shopping and dining, and an in-town park with a band shell for outdoor performances. Kids love watching the drawbridge, which opens every half hour to let big boats through. CHARLEVOIX.ORG. Don’t Miss: Venetian Festival, July 20 - 27 This enormous summertime bash has it all, includ- ing live music, kids’ games, a boat parade, midway, and much more. VENETIANFESTIVAL.COM. store, and several home-and-garden shops. CENTRAL-LAKE.COM. Mancelona: A sleepy village at Don’t Miss: Fourth of July festival, July 4 Central Lake puts on a great Independence Day fireworks show; come on the 3rd to catch the boat parade on Intermediate Lake. the crossroads of US 131 and M-88. Mancelona’s claim to fame is being the starting point for one of the Midwest’s premier annual marathon cross-country ski races, the White Pine Stampede. Don’t Miss: Mancelona Bass Festival, June The 58th annual Bass Fest features a parade, carnival, barbecue and more. Date not confirmed by press time; check online for updates. MANCELONABASSFEST.ORG. East Jordan: Home to an artsy, outdoorsy community, East Jordan is perhaps best known as the gateway to one of the North’s coolest wild places: the Jordan River Valley, an 18,000-acre paradise laced with old-growth forest and the pristine Jordan River. EJCHAMBER.ORG. Don’t Miss: Portside Arts Fair, August 3 - 4 Peruse works by Michigan artists at this juried fine arts fair, celebrating its 50th year. PORTSIDEARTSFAIR.ORG. Central Lake: This welcoming Chain of Lakes village has that classic small-town feel. Downtown gems include a historic hardware, antiques Bellaire: Old meets new in this burg, where longtime hometown businesses, like the beloved Ruthie’s Chicken & Dairy Twist (201 N. BRIDGE ST.), share the main street with hip bistros, cafes, boutiques, and Short’s, arguably the North’s most famous brewery. BELLAIRECHAMBER.ORG. Don’t Miss: Rubber Ducky Festival, August 13 - 17.The main event is a rubber ducky race on the Bellaire River; there’s live music, games and a parade, too. Alden: This Torch Lake village packs a lot into just a few blocks: boutiques, cafes, an old-fashioned ice cream counter in the back of Higgins General Store (9105 Helena Rd.), and more. visitalden.com. Don’t Miss: Strawberry Festival, June 17 Get your fill of Michigan strawberries and shortcake at this beloved annual Depot Park event. 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