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Amanda’s Guidebook

Amanda

Amanda’s Guidebook

Local Breweries / Wineries / Distilleries / Cider
Bee Well has an amazing selection of ciders to choose from! They currently do not serve food - would recommend putting your name in at Short's and hopping over to Bee Well for a cider while you wait!
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Bee Well Meadery
3533 S Derenzy Rd
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Bee Well has an amazing selection of ciders to choose from! They currently do not serve food - would recommend putting your name in at Short's and hopping over to Bee Well for a cider while you wait!
Short's does it all right. Wonderful food, great drinks, and a fantastic atmosphere. It's always hopping, so keep that in mind when you go - there might be a wait!
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 North Bridge Street
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Short's does it all right. Wonderful food, great drinks, and a fantastic atmosphere. It's always hopping, so keep that in mind when you go - there might be a wait!
A great place to go for a cocktail - also what better description than the one on their website?! "Mammoth spirits are hewn from the glacial lakes and hills of Northern Michigan, and reflect the local, ancient character of the ingredients we use in every batch."
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Mammoth Distilling
109 N Bridge St
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A great place to go for a cocktail - also what better description than the one on their website?! "Mammoth spirits are hewn from the glacial lakes and hills of Northern Michigan, and reflect the local, ancient character of the ingredients we use in every batch."
Hello Vino offers a variety of over 100 wines from around the world. You’ll also find a comfortable seat to open a bottle or enjoy a glass or flight of wines with a charcuterie board. They also make fantastic wine cocktails!
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Hello Vino
122 N Bridge St
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Hello Vino offers a variety of over 100 wines from around the world. You’ll also find a comfortable seat to open a bottle or enjoy a glass or flight of wines with a charcuterie board. They also make fantastic wine cocktails!
The Great Outdoors
If you don't own a kayak or canoe, Swiss Hideaway is the place to go! They handle rentals for the Jordan River and we have used them several times!
Swiss Hideaway Canoe Rental
1953 Graves Crossing
If you don't own a kayak or canoe, Swiss Hideaway is the place to go! They handle rentals for the Jordan River and we have used them several times!
About an hour and a half from the Lodge, but WELL WORTH the drive out for a day trip. Beautiful scenery and a must-see. Not for the faint of heart, some of the dunes are very steep. (Although there are a few easier slopes / walking trails!)
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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About an hour and a half from the Lodge, but WELL WORTH the drive out for a day trip. Beautiful scenery and a must-see. Not for the faint of heart, some of the dunes are very steep. (Although there are a few easier slopes / walking trails!)
Torch Lake is breathtaking. In fact, National Geographic listed it as the third most beautiful lake in the world. Located about 20 minutes from the Lodge and you will not be disappointed in this marvel of nature.
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Torch Lake
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Torch Lake is breathtaking. In fact, National Geographic listed it as the third most beautiful lake in the world. Located about 20 minutes from the Lodge and you will not be disappointed in this marvel of nature.
Food scene
Bojack's is a local delight! We love getting our donuts and muffins from them. They also do breakfast. Stop by for your sweet treats!
Bojack's Bake Shop & Cafe
102 W State St
Bojack's is a local delight! We love getting our donuts and muffins from them. They also do breakfast. Stop by for your sweet treats!
Shirley's has good food for a GREAT price. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner - they have a little of everything to satisfy the family!
Shirley's Cafe
528 S Williams St
Shirley's has good food for a GREAT price. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner - they have a little of everything to satisfy the family!
In the back of Higgins Store is an ice cream store that is absolute perfection. Get your ice cream and stroll down to the pier of Torch Lake! Talk about a perfect activity.
Higgins Store
9105 Helena Rd
In the back of Higgins Store is an ice cream store that is absolute perfection. Get your ice cream and stroll down to the pier of Torch Lake! Talk about a perfect activity.
Iron Skillet does a lot - but my all-time favorite is their fried chicken. WOW. It is finger lickin' good. Highly recommend trying it out if you're a fried chicken fan.
THE IRON SKILLET
524 S Williams St
Iron Skillet does a lot - but my all-time favorite is their fried chicken. WOW. It is finger lickin' good. Highly recommend trying it out if you're a fried chicken fan.