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From Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine

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Vacations in this beautiful region are shaped by stunningly blue water punctuated by orchards and charming small towns with big-city style eateries and boutiques. Did we mention adventures on a remote island? That would be to Beaver Island, Lake Michigan’s largest island located 32 miles off the mainland (and accessible only by boat or plane). And all of that blue water translates into Torch Lake and Lake Charlevoix—bodies of water that regularly garner national accolades. There’s also the meandering 75-mile Chain of Lakes (that includes Torch Lake) and miles and miles of Lake Michigan coastline. Rent a pontoon for a lazy float, park your towel on a Lake Michigan beach or purchase your ticket for the ferry ride to Beaver Island. And when the sun is sinking low, there’s a seat waiting for you at a fabulous restaurant, taproom or brewpub where you can relax and reflect on the best vacation you’ve ever had.

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10 Gotta Do’s in Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes 4-7 Charlevoix: Golf, Beaches Biking, Kids, Get on the Water, Dining, Shopping 9-10 Elk Rapids: Beaches, Golf, Kids, Shopping, Restaurants 11 Alden: Beaches, Hiking, Shopping

15 East Jordan: Beaches, Boating, Golf, Kids, Jordan River, Dining, Downtown 17 Torch Lake, Ellsworth, Central Lake, Beaver Island 19 Bellaire: The Chain of Lakes, Trails, Golf, Wine, Dining 20 Map

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CHARLEVOIX & CHAIN OF LAKES

IN CHARLEVOIX & CHAIN OF LAKES Farmer White’s, Royal Farms, King Orchards, Friske Orchards— the FARM MARKETS roll out along US31 between Elk Rapids and Charlevoix smooth as a pie crust. Pick up pints, quarts and bushels of fresh cherries, apples, peaches—whatever is in season—fruit pies and more.

Watch the huge arms of the US31 DRAWBRIDGE OVER THE PINE RIVER CHANNEL (that connects Round Lake with Lake Michigan) rise and fall every hour to let big boats through from CHARLEVOIX’S SOUTH PIER. Come back when the sun dips into the water behind the SOUTH PIER LIGHTHOUSE, 231.547.2101, CHARLEVOIX.ORG.

Fill a paper bag full of penny candy at BROWNWOOD ACRES’ historic general store. Come back on Sunday for the flea market and homemade doughnuts. 2493 SE. TORCH LAKE DR., CENTRAL

Buy fresh whitefish at JOHN CROSS FISHERIES in downtown Charlevoix. 209 BELVEDERE AVE., 231.547.2532, GREATLAKESWHITEFISH.

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Indulge your senses at ALDEN MILLHOUSE, a purveyor of custom-blended seasonings housed in a darling country house.

Take in a flick at these SMALL-TOWN MOVIE THEATERS: The Elk Rapids Cinema, 205 RIVER ST., 231.264.8601, ELKRAPIDSCINEMA. COM; Charlevoix Cinema III, 107 ANTRIM ST., CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.4353, CHARLEVOIXMOVIES.COM; Bellaire Cinema, 112 NORTH BRIDGE ST.,

10480 SE. TORCH LAKE DR., ALDEN, 800.226.5481, ALDENMILLHOUSE.COM.

Hit the FARMERS MARKET on Thursdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Park, Charlevoix, May 7 thru the end of October,

BELLAIRE, 231.533.8725.

231.547.3270, CITYOFCHARLEVOIX.ORG.

SHOOT THE CHUTE ON THE ELK RIVER in downtown Elk Rapids. Wear water-shoes. 231.264.8202, ELKRAPIDSCHAMBER.ORG.

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Take a break from the beach to browse the 17 and counting sculptures of the WALK OF ART SCULPTURE PARK located in Elk Rapids Day Park off South Bayshore Dr., ELKRAPIDS.ORG.

TAKE A SELF-GUIDED TOUR of the mid-1900s stone buildings in Charlevoix designed by Earl Young and dubbed the HOBBIT HOUSES. Maps available at the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce, 109 MASON ST., 231.547.2101.

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Charlevoix The Beautiful DON’T MISS: Venetian Festival, July 18–25—The 84th annual Venetian Fest will have it all, including live music, kids games, a boat parade on Round Lake, a local battle of the bands, a midway, two nights of fireworks, and much more. VENETIANFESTIVAL.COM.

Charlevoix the Beautiful, as this charming town bills itself, sits between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Historic storefronts add to the city’s character, as do annual plantings of petunias that line Bridge Street (the city’s main thoroughfare). You won’t find big box stores in Charlevoix, but you will find an eclectic mix of locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries. The beautiful marina is adjacent to a waterfront park with a band shell for outdoor performances. VISITCHARLEVOIX.COM.

Biking Stretching nearly 26 miles from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs, the Little Traverse Wheelway (TRAILSCOUNCIL.ORG) passes more than a half-dozen roadside parks and occasional beaches with direct access to the water. Find the Charlevoix trailhead at Charlevoix Township Hall, 12491 Waller Road. Rentals at Revolution Bike & Boards. 102 MASON ST., CHARLEVOIX,

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Golf

231.237.0900, REVOLUTIONBANDB.WEBS.COM.

Kids Charlevoix Fountain of Youth:

Dunmaglas: A challenging course inspired by the spirit of the great Scottish links with views overlooking both Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. 09031 BOYNE CITY RD.,

Charlevoix Golf Club: This city-run, nine-hole

CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.4653, DUNMAGLAS.COM.

CLUB.COM.

Belvedere Club: This challenging, minimalist

Charlevoix Country Club: Open to the public,

course opened in 1927. Belvedere has hosted the Michigan Amateur Championships 40 times. 5731 MARION CENTER RD., CHARLEVOIX,

this club got a makeover in 2012 that left it sparkling from its challenging course to its renovated clubhouse. 9600 CLUB HOUSE DR.,

231.547.2611, BELVEDEREGOLFCLUB.COM.

CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.9796, CHXCOUNTRYCLUB.COM.

course offers some of the most laid-back and inexpensive golfing in the region. 400 FAIRWAY DR., CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.3268, CHARLEVOIXGOLF-

An interactive, heated fountain in Charlevoix’s East Park designed as a playscape for young children. Open for play every day between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.; there’s a nightly display at 9:30 p.m., when the water is programmed to “dance” to a music and light show. Next to the Harbor Master Building. 100 E. CLINTON, CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.2101, VISITCHARLEVOIX.COM.

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Beaches Depot Beach: On Lake Charlevoix, located next to the town’s renovated old train depot (now a historical museum). 231.547.2101, CHARLEVOIX.ORG.

Fisherman’s Island State Park: Five miles of Lake Michigan beach (and 75 campsites). 16480 BELLS BAY RD., 231.547.6641,

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Michigan Beach Park: A popular white-sand sanctuary with all the amenities, like lifeguards, concession stands, restrooms, picnic areas. 95 GRANT

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Get On the Water!

Any way you rig it, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Michigan and Round Lake are made for fishing, sailing, paddling, power boating or relaxing on a pontoon. Here’s where to rent your craft of choice. Schulman Paddleworks: Located at Depot Beach in Charlevoix, offers easy kakak or stand-up paddleboard access to Lake Charlevoix or littler Round Lake to the west. 204 BRIDGE ST., CHARLEVOIX, 231.437.3157, SCHULMANPADDLEWORKS.COM.

Keweenaw Excursions: Hop aboard the 110-foot Keweenaw Star for lighthouse cruises, sight-seeing cruises and sunset cruises. The boat departs from downtown Charlevoix and cruises Round Lake before peacefully sailing into Lake Michigan underneath the Charlevoix drawbridge. 109 BRIDGE PARK DR., 231.237.9365, KEWEENAWEXCURSIONS.COM.

Ward Brother Charterboats: Charter fishing, powerboats, pontoons. DAVID WEIDNER

106 E. ANTRIM ST., 231.547.2371, WARDBROTHERSBOATS.COM.

Summertime Rentals: Jet skis, ski boats, pontoons, paddle sports. 03500 M66. 231.547.7700, SUMMERTIME-RENTALS.COM.

Sunshine Charters: Private sails, groups and daily tours aboard the catamaran The Sunshine II. Headquartered at the kiosk. 109 BRIDGE PARK

Northern Michigan Boat Rentals: Pontoons, power and fishing boats.

DR., 231.547.0266, SUNSHINECHARTERS.COM.

231.437.3008, NMIBOATANDRVRENTAL.COM.

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The City of Charlevoix

Dining Out!

Dining in Charlevoix runs the gamut from classic to nouveau and diner to bistro. Here’s your complete guide:

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The Bistro at Charlevoix Country Club: Steaks,

Stafford’s Weathervane: Local landmark

Pigs Eatin’ Ribs: Award-winning chef Adam

fish, sushi and pizzas served up in rustic elegance. Elegant (oyster and eggs!) late breakfast menu. $$$ B L D A R. 231.547.1700, CHXCOUNTRYCLUB.COM.

designed by famed local architect Earl Young. Signature and regional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with a view of the channel between Round Lake and Lake Michigan. Kids Menu. $$ L D A. 106 PINE RIVER LN., 231.347.4311, STAFFORDS.COM.

Kline smokes up what he proclaims to be the best and most authentic bbq in the north. Some seating. Open seasonally. L D $$. 1530

Bridge Street Taproom: Gaze at Round Lake, choose from 32 Michigan craft beers, inventive pizzas, sandwiches and nightly specials like pot roast and fried chicken. $$ L D A. 202 BRIDGE ST.,

Terry’s Place: Classically prepared full-course

231.437.3466, BRIDGESTREETTAPROOM.COM.

upscale dinners. Think: Long Island duck, filet mignon, shrimp provençale, walleye, whitefish and perch done several ways. $$$ D A. 101

Cafe Esperance: Intimate dining with dishes

ANTRIM ST., 231.547.2799.

inspired by local bounty. Bountiful wine list. $$$ D A R. 23853 US31, CHARLEVOIX, 231.237.9300,

East Park Tavern: Gourmet burgers, yellowfin

ESPERANCEWINE.COM.

US31, 231.547.7447, PIGSEATINRIBS.COM.

tuna club, lobster pappardelle pasta and other cool bistro fare. $$ L D A. 308 BRIDGE ST., 231.547.7450.

Cre8tive Cupcakes: Light breakfasts, baked goods, great coffee. 411 BRIDGE ST., 231.350.8122,

Villager Pub: Charlevoix’s downtown water-

CRE8TIVECUPAKE.COM.

hole. Serves up great Mexican, ribs, sandwiches, pizza. $$ L D A. 427 BRIDGE ST., 231.547.6925,

Drawbridge Bistro: Creative menu that runs

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from seafood to the inspired lobster butter burger and lavender chicken. View of Round Lake at this restaurant tucked into the Edgewater Inn. $$$ B L D A. 100 MICHIGAN AVE., 231.758.3801,

Roadhouse 757: Steak, seafood and American comfort food.757 PETOSKEY AVE., CHARLEVOIX, 231.437.3801.

STAFFORDS.COM/THE-DRAWBRIDGE-BISTRO.

Harbor View Café: Much loved family-owned Grey Gables Inn: 75-year Charlevoix tradition. Perfect resort-town menu that runs from whitefish and bbq ribs to gourmet pizza. Sushi on Weds. Lighter lounge and outdoor dining menu. Open 7 days, summer only. $$ D A R (online and phone). 308 BELVEDERE AVE.,

ANTRIM ST., CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.9722.

Johan’s Café: Sweet little bakery that fea-

Shopping

Shopping in Charlevoix is a sampler of charming boutiques and galleries. Here’s a taste:

Kelsey’s Lakeside Grill: Pasta, burgers,

tures house-made bagels, donuts, pastries and lattes. Sandwiches too. View of Round Lake. $ B L. 327 BRIDGE ST., 231.547.1380.

Mexican and other great bar food. Served up with a view of Lake Charlevoix. $$ L D A. 230

Judy’s Restaurant: Chicken in a biscuit,

BRIDGE ST., 231.547.6361, MYCLOTHINGCO.COM.

meatloaf and classic breakfasts are specialties of this family-style diner serving breakfast and lunch, a block west of Bridge St. $ B L. 117

Ga Ga for Kids: Children’s clothes, décor, toys and

ing up gourmet burgers and sandwiches, pasta, ribs and steak. Kids menu. $$ L D A (CLOSED

ANTRIM ST., 231.237.9560.

ST., 231.547.1600, GAGAFORKIDS.

SUNDAY IN WINTER). 111 BRIDGE ST., 231.237.7827,

Juillerets: Homemade bread, rolls, cinnamon

Charlevoix Circle of Arts: Charlevoix’s nonprofit

SCOVIES.COM.

buns, great omelets. $$ B L .1418 BRIDGE ST.

arts hub with ongoing arts exhibits, events and classes.

231.547.9212.

109 CLINTON ST., 231.547.3554, CHARLEVOIXCIRCLE.ORG.

and bacon jam burgers. ‘Nuff said. $ B L. 103

Simonsen’s Bakery & Café: Slice of Paris in

The Taffy Barrel: An old-fashioned candy store with

PARK AVE., 231.237.9604. SOW-BBQ.COM.

downtown Charlevoix. Pastries, sandwiches. Great coffee. $ B L. 115 BRIDGE ST., 231.237.9480.

THETAFFYBARREL.COM.

231.547.9261, GREYGABLESINN.COM.

FERRY AVE., KELSEYSGRILLE.COM.

Scovie’s Gourmet: Old World café style serv-

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downtown diner tucked into Oleson’s Plaza across from the harbor. Features homemade breads. Open until 2:30 p.m. daily. $ B L. 100

The Clothing Company: A tradition of upscale casual clothes in downtown Charlevoix since 1974. 339

accessories curated for quality and style. 323 BRIDGE

Smoke on the Water: Pulled pork omelets a fun, lively spirit. 211 BRIDGE ST., 231.547.9288, MyNorth 2015 Vacation! 7

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Elk Rapids is paradise This little harbor town set on a thin strip of land between Elk Lake and Lake Michigan is home to a fantastic in-town beach, a 270-slip marina, great shops, galleries, antiques stores and restaurants. On summer Wednesdays, the downtown hosts music, kids games and more during Evening on River Street. ELKRAPIDSCHAMBER.ORG.

DON’T MISS: Harbor Days, August 5–8.—Elk Rapids’ big summer shindig, featuring live music, parades, a carnival, sandcastle building, fireworks and other fun. ELKRAPIDSHARBORDAYS.ORG.

Beaches Veterans Memorial Park: Elk Rapids’ in-town oasis on East Grand Traverse Bay. Kids love playing where Elk River empties into the bay. Other amenities include basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic tables, grills and a play area. On River Street in downtown Elk Rapids. Elk Rapids Dam Beach: Nice little in-town spit of sand on East Grand Traverse Bay and next to the Elk Rapids Dam. Find it off Dexter St.

Elk Rapids Day Park: 13 acres with a large beach and bathhouse. S. Bayshore Rd., on the south side of town. Wilcox-Palmer-Shah Nature Preserve: This gorgeous swath of Lake Michigan beach is protected by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and open to the public. Find it three miles north of town on North Bayshore Rd.

Golf Elk Rapids Golf Course: A great choice for beginners and high-handicappers, this nine-hole course—designed by the legendary golf architect Donald Ross—offers spectacular views of scenic Elk Lake.

tacular vistas; the Jerry Matthews-designed Antrim Dells has been an area favorite for more than 30 years. 627 AGAMING DR., KEWADIN, 231.264.5081, A-GA-MING.COM.

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724 AMES, ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.8891, GOLFELKRAPIDS.COM.

A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort & Antrim Dells: This lovely resort is situated on a strip of land between East Grand Traverse Bay and Torch Lake. The links-style Sundance course is loved for its spec-

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Explore Elk Rapids

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Kids Fishing Pond: Little anglers will love tossing a line into Elk Rapids’ family friendly “Kids Pond” for panfish and bass. Off Dexter Street just below the spillway. 231.264.8202, ELKRAPIDSCHAMBER.ORG.

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Shopping

Break from the beach to browse the boutiques of beautiful River St, including: Mullaly’s 128: Painting, sculpture, pottery gifts. 128 RIVER ST., 231.264.6660. The Nature Connection: Unique gifts for nature lovers. 137 RIVER ST., 231. 264.6330, NATURECONNECTON-ER.COM.

Nifty Things: The most imaginative collection of gifts you’ll find anywhere. 144 RIVER ST., ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.6420, NIFTYTHINGSONLINE.COM.

Restaurants

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Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen: Cajun-Creole cuisine like fried green

Chang Express: Don’t miss beach time … order your Chinese carry-

tomatoes, jambalaya, blackened alligator and plenty of Louisiana-style libations (an entire menu devoted to bourbon). Sunday brunch, too. $$ L D A. 617 AMES ST., ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.0530, MAGNUMHOSPITALITY.

out or book a table online! $$ L D. 114 RIVER ST., 231.264.9140, CHANGEX-

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Riverwalk Grill: Come by boat, bike, foot or car to this Elk Lake-side Chef Charles: Gourmet Pizza. Dine in or take out. $ L D.147 RIVER ST.,

restaurant. Seafood, pasta and grilled meats. $$ L D A. 106 AMES ST.,

231.264.8901, CHEFCHARLESINC.

231.264.0377, TCGRILLS.COM/RIVERWALK.

Cellar 152: Wine tastings, house-made soups, sandwiches and entrees.

Siren Hall: Elegant Elk Rapids bistro where shellfish and other seafood

$ L D A. 152 RIVER ST., 231.264.9000, ELKRAPIDSWINESHOP.COM.

take the spotlight. The menu also boasts pastas, pizza, steak and other temptations. Cocktails and patio dining. $$$ L D A. 151 RIVER ST., ELK

Harbor Cafe: Stuffed hashbrowns, banana-nut pancakes, a bacon-cheese-

RAPIDS, 231.264.6062, SIRENHALL.COM.

burger omelet, blueberries-and-cream French toast. You get the idea. Closed Wednesdays. $ L D. 129 RIVER ST., ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.8700, THEHARBORCAFE.ORG.

The Moose Pizza and Party store: Great pizza; takeout or delivery. $ L D. 127 RIVER ST., ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.9266.

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Charming Alden This picturesque Torch Lake village packs a lot into just a few blocks: boutiques, cafes, old-fashioned general store and more.

DON’T MISS: Strawberry Social, June 15.

VISITALDEN.COM.

Beaches Adjacent to the pier in downtown

Alden, this sandy-bottomed swimming area on Torch Lake has just enough shoreline to spread a picnic blanket. Find it at the sharp dogleg on South East Torch Lake Drive (County Highway 593). VISITALDEN.COM.

Alden Depot Park and Museum: The former train depot (with restored rail cars on the grounds) is home to a museum and a public beach on Torch Lake. 10670 COY ST., 231.331.4274.

Hiking

Coy Mountain: This pretty 1.4-mile hike, hidden away from the foot traffic in downtown Alden, is worth seeking out. Follow Coy Street south for 1/3 mile; turn east on Valley Street. The preserve is two blocks in.

Shopping The perfect Alden day includes browsing this tiny boutique-filled downtown where you’ll find these shops and more:

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PK’s Place: The dress you want to wear for that special occasion. 9142 HELENA, 231.331.4222.

LaVoie Designs: A boutique to outfit you for your Torch Lake days and evenings. 9076 HELENA RD., 231.331.4221.

The Pear Tree: Art gallery and gift shop owned by watercolor artist Jan Schilling. 10508 COY ST., 412.582.2661.

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Sunday, June 21 Strawberry Social, 12-4, Depot Park Thursday, June 25 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park

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Thursday, July 2 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Thursday, July 9 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Thursday, July 16 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Hot Rod Show, 4-8, All Around Town Thursday, July 23 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Hot Rod Show, 4-8, (RAIN DATE) Saturday, July 26 Alden Run 9 AM Downtown Parade 1 PM Downtown Street Sale 10-5 Downtown Afternoon Entertainment, 2-5, Tennis Court Park Thursday, July 30 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park

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Carter Candles Gifts, toys, Torch Lake T-shirts, sweatshirts, Ecletic collection of handcrafted candles, and a christmas shop! Open All Year Downtown Alden • 231.331.4845 Inn-At-TorchLake.com

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Kitchen & Pantry Accessories Decor, Gifts, Gift Baskets Famous custom blended seasonings of the highest quality pepper and spices.

The House of Good Taste! Downtown Alden • Open 7 days, 10am-5pm May thru Dec (231) 331-4711 • (800) 226-5481 Visit us all year long at www.aldenmillhouse.com

August

Thursday, August 8 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Thursday, August 13 Evening Entertainment, 6-8, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Thursday, August 20 Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Thursday, August 27 Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Thursday, September 3 Farmers’ Market, 4-8, Tennis Court Park Saturday, September 5 Sidewalk Sales, 10-5, Downtown Stores Sunday, September 6 Sidewalk Sales, 10-5, Downtown Stores Thursday, September 10 Farmers’ Market, 4-7, Tennis Court Park Thursday, September 17 Farmers’ Market, 4-7, Tennis Court Park Thursday, September 24 Farmers’ Market, 4-7, Tennis Court Park Thursday, October 1 Farmers’ Market, 4-7, Tennis Court Park Saturday, October 3 Harvest Days ,10-5, Downtown Farmers’ Market, 10-3 Tennis Court Park

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Enchanted East

Jordan

DON’T MISS: Portside Arts Fair, August 1 & 2— Works by Michigan artists at this juried fine arts fair, celebrating its 51st year. PORTSIDEARTSFAIR.ORG.

Beaches

In & Around the Jordan River

Elm Pointe: Monroe Creek winds its way to this beach and a picnic area on Lake Charlevoix. 1787 N. M66, EAST JORDAN, 231.536.3381, EAST-

The rugged 18-mile Jordan River Pathway threads through the scenic Jordan River Valley. Great destination for an easy weekend backpacking trip; stay overnight at the rustic, hike-in Piney Bridge Campground. Day hikers can do the three-mile Deadman’s Loop; main trailhead off Deadman’s Hill Road, six miles north of Alba on US131. 989.732.3541, MICHIGAN.GOV/DNR.

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Tourist Park: Find 500 feet of Lake Charlevoix frontage, marked swim area, pavilion, beach volleyball court and campsites at this downtown beach. 218 N. LAKE STREET, EAST JORDAN. 231.536.2561, EASTJORDANCITY.ORG.

Boating on Lake Charlevoix

Paddle: The current on this gorgeous bluff-lined river can range from smooth in places to swift in others. Canoe and kayak rentals: Jordan Valley Outfitters 311 N. LAKE ST., EAST JORDAN, 231.536.0006, JVOUTFITTERS. COM. The Swiss Hideaway 1953 GRAVES CROSSING, MANCELONA, 231.536.2341,

Charlevoix Yacht Charters: Be your own skipper on one of these dream sailboats and spend a week cruising Lake Charlevoix, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. 1748 LALONDE RD., 231.340.0508, CXSAIL.COM.

JORDANRIVERFUN.COM.

East Jordan Municipal Marina and Memorial Park: With 27 seasonal and 27 transient and several shopping slips, this marina on Lake Charlevoix’s South arm is situated within walking distances of the shopping and eating district. Lovely Memorial Park, outfitted with picnic tables, grills and a band shell (Friday evening concerts in the summer) is adjacent to the marina. 231.536.2166 OR 231.536.3381,

Darlene’s Restaurant: Diner featuring home cooking and baking. $ B L D. 101 SECOND ST., EAST JORDAN. 231.536.2801.

EASTJORDANCITY.ORG.

The Landing Restaurant: Serves up beachy food and libations (we’re talking a menu page devoted to rum) at this relaxed restaurant next to the Ironton Ferry on Lake Charlevoix. Look for a huge expansion this summer $$ L D A. 10231 FERRY RD., 231.547.9036, THELANDINGSCHARLEVOIX.COM.

Ironton Ferry: Enjoy the brief but scenic ride on this historic fourcar cable ferry, which takes just 10 minutes to cross the south arm of Lake Charlevoix at one of its narrowest points. $3.25 per car, a buck if you’re on a bike, 50 cents for pedestrians. Off M66, six miles south of Charlevoix and East Jordan.

Golf Mallard Golf Club: A laid-back nine-hole course featuring casual dining with a Friday night fish fry. 9569 BAILEY RD., EAST JORDAN, 231.536.3636, MALLARDGOLF.COM.

Ye Nyne Olde Holles: Features Old English spirit with thick rough, hilly terrain, and the philosophy that enjoyment of nature is part of the experience. 6386 FERRY RD., EAST JORDAN, 231.582.7609.

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Situated where the pristine Jordan River meets Lake Charlevoix, East Jordan is an outdoorsy and artsy community. EJCHAMBER.ORG.

Raven Hill Discovery Center: Kids can explore a music garden, wetlands boardwalk, labyrinth and accessible treehouse; indoor attractions include a fiber studio, print shop, one-room schoolhouse and even a live animal room for learning about native wildlife. Check online for additional programming and classes. 4737 FULLER RD., EAST JORDAN, 231.536.3369, RAVENHILLDISCOVERYCENTER.ORG.

Dining { Key on Page 10 } Jordan Inn: Dining room and full service bar open to the public that specializes in 3- and 5- course European style prix fixe menus. $$$ B L D A R. 288 MAIN ST; 231.536.9906, JORDANINN.NET.

Murray’s Bar & Grill: Pizza, Mexican and other great bar food plus entrée specials (prime rib!). Kids menu too. L D $$ A. 115 MAIN ST., 231.536.3395, MURRAYSBAR.COM.

Around the Downtown Jordan River Art Center: An active community arts center that regularly hosts exhibits and workshops in all mediums. 301 MAIN ST., 231.536.3385. EJ Visitor Center: Known for years at the East Jordan Iron Works, EJ is now a global company. In this visitor center, find exhibits about its fascinating history and how it relates to East Jordan. Open weekdays or by appointment. 211 MAIN ST., 231.536.4587.

Deer Creek Junk: Salvaged junk repurposed into home décor and architectural pieces. 320 STATE ST., 231.675.2606, DEERCREEKJUNK.COM. Jordan Valley Glassworks: Hand-blown glass studio and shop. Watch the skilled artisans create vases, ornaments, lamps and much more. 209 ST. ST., 231.536.0539, JORDANVALLEYGLASSWORKS.COM.

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Torch Lake, Ellsworth, & Central Lake Eastport/Torch Lake: This tiny town sits at the northern tip of big and famously beautiful Torch Lake. DON’T MISS: Petoskey Stone Festival, May 23—Celebrate Michigan’s state stone with stone skipping, a stone hunt, kids activities and more. Festival takes palce at Barnes Park. 12298

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Ellsworth: The northernmost town

Central Lake: This friendly village

DON’T MISS: Ellebration, July 4 & 5—An allAmerican festival featuring a parade, fireworks, historic trolley tours, pancake breakfast, pork roast, and much more. ELLEBRATION.ORG.

DON’T MISS: Fourth of July festival, July 4—Pancake breakfast, strawberry social, bbq chicken dinner and fireworks; come on July 3rd to catch the boat parade on Intermediate Lake. CENTRAL-LAKE.COM.

in the Chain of Lakes, this quiet hamlet on Ellsworth Lake is home to a lovely public park with a fishing pier, labyrinth garden and Michigan’s largest public outdoor archery range.

stands at the spot where the Chain of Lakes’ no-wake-zone quietude takes hold. Find a relaxed feel with small mom ‘n’ pop shops and a wonderful orchard market. CENTRAL-LAKE.COM.

Dining { Key on Page 10 }

Cruise the Breezeway

Rowe Inn: 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 destination dining experience. $$$ D A R.

The Breezeway, a k a C48, is a scenic rural highway that wends through East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood and past farms, orchards and lakes. Worth the drive! RIDETHEBREEZEWAY.COM.

6303 EAST JORDAN RD., ELLSWORTH, 231.588.7351, ROWEINN.COM.

Beaches Barnes Park: Huge, sandy beach on Grand Traverse Bay with camping, a play area, and a network of hiking and biking trails. 12298 BARNES PARK RD., EASTPORT, 231.599.2712.

The Front Porch Café: This nonprofit community café is where locals and tourists alike can get a cup of coffee, a home-cooked meal and the local scoop. $ B L. 231.588.2000,

Torch Lake Township Park: This lovely beach at William K. Good Day Park is outfitted with pavilions, picnic tables, restrooms, a pier and swimming area. Eastern end of Public Dock Road off US31 just a few miles south of M88. Call Torch Lake Township Clerk for info, 231.599.2036.

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Thurston Park, Central Lake: Public dock, play area and campsites on Intermediate Lake. Ellsworth Community Park: A sandy beach on Ellsworth Lake, outdoor archery range, pavilion and playground, fishing and boat pier and labyrinth garden. VILLAGEOFELLSWORTH.COM.

Getting to the Island

History

Round-trip fares to Beaver Island run approximately $50 on the ferry and $100 by plane. For details, check out the transportation companies.

In the mid-1800s, a renegade Mormon leader and self-anointed prophet named James Strang led 300 devotees to the island, where he ruled over his independent Mormon “kingdom” until his assassination by followers in 1856. Following Strang’s death, Irish immigrants established a new enclave on the island. By the late 1800s, 95 percent of the islanders were Irish, and Gaelic was the common language. (Of the 881 residents in 1880, there were 141 Gallaghers, 123 Boyles, and 90 O’Donnells.) 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 are the only establishments open year round.

Beaver Island Boat Company:

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BRIDGE PARK DR., CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.2311 OR 888.446.4095, BIBCO.COM.

PHOTOGRPHER

Beaver Island The 32-mile trip by small plane or ferry from the mainland to this, the largest island in Lake Michigan, is just the beginning of the adventure. The rest is in the expansive beaches, forests, two lighthouses, quirky history and great restaurants, bars and shops.

Fresh Air Aviation:

06918 OLD NORWOOD

RD., CHARLEVOIX, 888.359.7448 OR 231.237.9482, FRESHAIRAVIATION.NET.

Island Airways: 111 AIRPORT DR., CHARLEVOIX, 800.524.6895, ISLANDAIRWAYS.COM.

More on lodging, camping, restaurants, bike, kayak and car rentals, boat charters and scenic bi-plane rides: Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce, 26215 MAIN ST., BEAVER ISLAND, 231.448.2505, BEAVERISLAND.ORG.

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Hip, Homey

Bellaire

Situated at the midpoint of the Chain of Lakes, Bellaire melds a homey atmosphere with hip bistros, cafes, boutiques and the famous Short’s Brewing Co. BELLAIRECHAMBER.ORG. DON’T MISS: 12 Days of Summer Festival August 6–15 The main event is a rubber ducky race on the Bellaire River on August 15. BELLAIRECHAMBER.COM.

The Chain of Lakes Bellaire is centrally located within the 14 exquisite interconnected lakes and rivers that wend their way for 75 miles through this beautiful region, ranging from the 19-mile-long, aquamarine Torch Lake and smaller (though still big and blue) Elk Lake and Lake Bellaire to the quiet reaches of the Upper Chain, with its necklace of narrow, no-wake lakes. This water playground is naturemade for all types of boating and paddling. Rent pontoons: Dewitt Marine 6509 CRYSTAL SPRINGS RD., BELLAIRE, 231.377.6611, DEWITTMARINE.COM. Rent pontoons small boats, kayaks, canoes and fishing gear: Riverside Marina, 115 W. CAYUGA ST., BELLAIRE, RIVERSIDE-MARINA.COM. Rent fishing boats: Butch’s Tackle & Marine, 6235 CRYSTAL SPRINGS RD., BELLAIRE, 231.377.6787.

Rent kayaks, canoes, bikes: Paddles and Pedals, 101 N. BRIDGE ST., 231.533.4449, BELLAIREPADDLESANDPEDALS.COM.

Trails Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area: Over 28 miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking and skiing. The Michigan Mountain Biking Association developed the trails for intermediate to advanced riders. Plans for future expansion in the works. Find the trailhead on Eckhardt Road, off Bellaire Highway. Grass River Natural Area: A 1,400-acre oasis offering a peek into the upland, wetland and aquatic ecosystems of the Chain of Lakes. Seven miles of easy walking trails, plus a wheelchair-accessible pathway. Classes and guided hikes at the interpretive center. 6500 ALDEN HWY., BELLAIRE, 231.533.8576, GRASSRIVER.ORG.

Golf Centennial Farm: 18-hole public course on scenic rolling farmland. 3388 JORDAN LASTNAME , DAVID WEIDNER

W. EDDY SCHOOL RD., BELLAIRE, 231.533.5200, CENTENNIALFARMGOLFCLUB.COM.

Hawk’s Eye Golf Resort: Stay at this Bellaire golf resort, which offers full hotel accommodations onsite and an 18-hole championship layout course. 2620 HAWK’S EYE DR., BELLAIRE, 866.868.8181, GOLFBELLAIRE.COM. Shanty Creek: This four-season resort boasts four courses, including the hilly and scenic Legend course designed by Arnold Palmer, (named in Condé Nast Traveler’s list of top golf resorts in the world) and the acclaimed Cedar River, by Tom Weiskopf. 5780 SHANTY CREEK RD.,

Wine Tasting Torch Lake Cellars: A boutique winery and charming tasting room. 5245 CLAM LAKE RD., 231.392.3114.

Dining { Key on Page 7 } Dockside: Park your boat and belly up for a great burger and more. $ LD A.6340 OLD TORCH LAKE DR., BELLAIRE, 231.377.7777, DOCKSIDETORCHLAKE.COM. The Lunch Box: Classic sandwiches and breakfast served all day. Don’t miss the country-style eggs Benedict, served over a sumptuous housemade potato pancake. Delivers within the city limits! $ B L. 106 E. CAYUGA ST., BELLAIRE, 231.533.6678, LUNCHBOXBELLAIRE.COM.

Moka: A laid-back coffee and wine shop with homemade breakfast pastries and fab sandwiches. $ B L D A. 102 N. BRIDGE ST., BELLAIRE, 231.533.6262, MOKABELLAIRE.COM.

Shanty Creek Resorts: The Lakeview at Shanty Creek Resort serves upscale dinner with a view of Lake Bellaire and focuses on locally sourced ingredients and regional craft brews. Award-winning desserts and stellar after-dinner drinks $$$ L D A. The River Bistro: Located near Cedar River Golf Course, The River Bistro features breakfast buffet and elevated pub food. $$ B L D A. 5780 SHANTY CREEK RD., BELLAIRE, 231.533.8621, SHANTYCREEK.COM. Short’s Brewing Co.: Inventive beers with layered flavors that have won a cult following, complement specialty pizzas, sandwiches, nachos and baked mac. $ L D A. 121 N. BRIDGE ST., 231.533.6622, SHORTSBREWING.COM.

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Steiner Rd

C O U N T Y C O U N T Y

Graves Crossing

Kladder Rd

Sheriff Rd

Te

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Lynn Rd

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Jordan River Valley

Centennial Farm

Sc hus s

St uder R d

Stanek Rd

am

Indian Rd

Kewadin

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Bass Lake

Antrim County Airport

r e Hw y

Cl

Elk Rapids

Winters Rd

Torch Lake

Ritt Rd

North

Denise Rd

Walton Rd

Thumb Lake 626

T

hum b Lak e Rd 48 River Boyne Branch

Cherr y Hill Rd

t Rd

Rd

Hill

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Metros Rd

Cre

Rd

Lewin Rd

Odell Rd

31

Rd Honey Hollow

lins

E Freeman Rd

Old State Rd

dia te

Austin Rd

llai Be

Campbell Rd

Old St ate

Intermediate Lake R d Lake

Davock Rd

Rd

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Rogers Rd

Col

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La

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Scotts Lake

48

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Creswell Rd McLachlan Rd

Grace Memorial Marina

Central Lake

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Bunker Hill Rd

88 t Hill R d

Pesek Rd

32

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6

Barnes Rd

66

Rd

Pe

Patricia Lake

Schroeder Rd

Rd

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Birch Lake

Sixmile Lake

all ars

Fair Rd

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Boyne Mountain

Skop Rd

Boyne Falls

Deer Lake Rd

Deer Lake

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Jor

M

Meggison Rd

Rogers Rd

Graham Rd

48

Z ink Rd

C handler

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Ben-Way Lake

Hanley Lake Beular St

Sixmile Lake

Rober t s R d

Healy Rd

Dietz Rd

Rd

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Matz Rd Rd

Ad

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Fraley Rd

bo

Eastport

Barnes Park 88 Rd

Crawford Rd

East Jordan

Sportsmens Park

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131

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North Br anch Sp ri

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Bennett Hill Rd

Barnes Co Park

Grand Traverse Bay

Toad Lake

The Mallard

Tompk in

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75

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Mo

31

Behling Rd

East Jordan Municipal HarborCosier Rd

48

Nelson Rd

Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area

Fiel Rd

Springbrook P ee

Spring v ale Rd

Rd

Wh

Rotary Park Boy

E Main St

E Division St

Marshall Rd

Bear River

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Kloost er Rd

MILES

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Dutchman Bay Rd

75

State St

Boyne City Municipal Marina

Reich Rd

Boyne City

B auma n

C O U N T Y

ma Ro

Essex Rd

Ellsworth Rd

Ellsworth Lake

630

Eastwood Rd

Holms Rd

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East Jordan Tourist Park

Rd

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Lee Rd

Cre

Metz Rd Lacroix Rd

Jordan

NS

1

Essex Rd

Dye

Young Whiting State Park Park

Clute Rd

. Jor dan Rd

Antrim Dells

Brewery

Steele Lake

Clair EllsworthSt. Natural Area

Moblo Lake

Ridge Rd

Fineout Rd

y/ E

Best Rd

nr oe

Loomis Rd

B rac ey Rd

66

Walloon Lake

Township Park

Walloon Lake

B oy neC it

The Breezeway

Boss Rd

Ye Nyne Olde Holes

Bear River Rd

ho r e Rd

Rd

Rex Beach Rd

Mo

Rd Eric k son

Rd

Torch Lake

Atwood

Flag Rd

E M M E T 131

Sumner

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Brown Rd Little

Royal Farms

Harbor

Mitchell Lake

Nowland Lake

Phelps Rd

Raycraft Rd

rlev

Harwood Lake

Skinner Lake

Fer r y R d

Rd

Gennett Rd Richardson Rd

Beck Rd

Lake Marion

Skiel Rd

Ironton Ferr y Rd

Saunders Rd

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31

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Rd

C ha

B ar nar d

Twin Lakes

Church Rd

Lake Charlevoix

Shaw Rd

Adams Lake

Kloost e

31

Boy ne C it y R d

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Lighthouse

Ferr y Rd

Dalt on

Dunmaglas

B la

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630

Stolt Rd

66

Veenstra Rd

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Winery

Rd

Belvedere

B arn ard R

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Fisherman’s Island State Park

Charlevoix City Marina

Pops Rd

Rd

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La

Quarterline

Pleasant Hill Rd

Bells Bay Rd

Shore

St

Hyek Rd

Rd

Dr

Skiing

St

Charlevoix Susan Golf Club Lake

Round Lake

Pine

CharlevoixRiver Municipal Airport

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Gr a ng e

Charlevoix Light

Div

Waller Rd

Six M ile Lak e

Hiking

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Mercer Rd

Charlevoix

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Burgess Rd

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Little Traverse Wheelway

Old

Charlevoix Upper Bay Shore Rd Country Club Shrigley Rd

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Petoskey

Bay Harbor

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Penfold Rd Hughes Rd

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Walton Rd

Rd

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Magee Rd

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Thumb Lake 626 Rd

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M c G r e g or R d

Bows Lake

Bow

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Huffman Lake

Coash Rd

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Lk Rd

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West Branch Sturgeon River Huf fman Lak e Rd

C O U N T Y

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